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ID#:ML-24229    Posted: 12 Dec 2011
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Deadline: 1 Jan 2038
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.
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This Postdoctoral Research Fellow position will focus on study design, protocol development, and oversight and implementation of Specific Aims 1 and 2 in conjunction with staff in Seattle and Lima. The position would also include assisting with applications for supplemental funding, IRB approvals, monitoring study operations, including the management of specimens and data. 

The applicant will be joining a dynamic multi-disciplinary group to work on methods for making inferences about HIV treatment and prevention, as well as treatment of alcohol use disorder among HIV-infected MSM.

Major Duties

The research will focus on transmission of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) and will be conducted in Lima, Peru, with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The main study questions concern the role of acute HIV infection in onward transmission, and the role of alcohol and drug use in transmission, especially clustered transmission. Specific Aim 1 will examine the population level effects of alcohol and drug use in HIV transmission clusters using ART treatment interventions to reduce HIV viral load in men with acute or recent infection and by using mathematical modeling to simulate the epidemic among MSM in Lima and to estimate the potential impact of the intervention components in this population. Specific Aim 2 will look at the individual level impact of alcohol use in a clinical trial testing the effect of extended release naltrexone (NTX-XR) on ART adherence among HIV-infected men with alcohol use disorder.

Note that this position is 50-100% FTE.


Qualifications include: MD/MPH or PhD in epidemiology, preferably with a focus on HIV; excellent written and communication skills; team player; prior course work in clinical trials is preferred; Spanish language skills a plus, but are not required. 


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