Job opportunities at the UNC Center for AIDS Research and related to HIV research at UNC Chapel Hill.

 

Volunteer Undergraduate or Graduate Student

Position Summary

The UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases is seeking an undergraduate or graduate volunteer for the Center for AIDS Research to provide support for HIV research by having primary responsibility for data entry, cleaning and management.
Applicant must have excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently.
Experience Required: Computer experience and skills with email, MS Excel, and data entry required.
Please contact Oksana Zakharova: oksana_zakharova@med.unc.edu

 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Position Summary

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases announces a position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), focusing on HIV phylodynamics, network epidemiology, and HIV Prevention research. The successful candidate will participate in the management, oversight, and implementation of a 5 year project funded by the NIH to evaluate HIV phylodynamics to monitor and respond to HIV transmission networks. The study location is the State of North Carolina. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will work directly with Ann Dennis, MD, MS at UNC-CH and Simon Frost, DPhil at the University of Cambridge. Other involved faculty include Erik Volz, PhD at Imperial College London and Myron Cohen, MD at UNC-CH. The initial term of appointment is one year but reappointment for subsequent years is likely depending on contributions to the project.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate who will provide technical assistance to public health partners in nucleotide sequence management, conduct sequence-based network and phylodynamic analyses, and assist in modeling applications. The scholar will lead manuscript preparation and collaborate on future grant proposal writing. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Assist in technical and scientific oversight and implementation of the project
• Coordinate between state and university laboratory partners, public health epidemiologists and disease intervention services
• Participate in data management and analyses of HIV epidemiological surveillance data including HIV sequences (consensus pol sequences generated by reference laboratories and deep sequencing data generated by UNC-CH). Conduct transmission clusters analyses and assist in phylodynamic modeling.
• Develop research reports and presentations for academic, public health, and community audiences.

Position Details

Salary range dependent on qualifications and experience. The position is full time, and located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The appointment should last twelve months.[/su_spoiler]

Educational Requirements

Applicants should either possess a PhD in Virology, Evolution, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, or a related field or have equivalent combination of education and experience working in a research software engineering environment.

Qualifications and Experience

The scholar must possess the ability to work flexibly, have evidence of publications and involvement in funded research preferred, and an interest in prevention and public health activities. An excellent grasp of bioinformatics and programming (such as in R, Python, Javascript or Julia) is needed.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should apply to the UNC Chapel Hill posting directly and send letter identifying primary area of interest, curriculum vitae, and two representative publications to ann_dennis@med.unc.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Data Manager

The Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a temporary Data Manager to support a number of research projects. The position is temporary with a possibility to evolve into a permanent one. The Data Manager will work under the direction of the research project investigators. The Data Manager will complete data requests and queries and maintain research related databases. The Data Manager will demonstrate technical knowledge of relational database structure and function, quality assurance and improvement systems, and industry standard processes for ensuring security of sensitive electronic data. The Data Manager must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, collaborate with a diverse research team, and demonstrate excellent organizational and professional communication skills.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Information Technology or a related field and at least 2 years directly related experience.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements:
Applicants should have hands-on experience with integrated hardware/software systems and programming skills to develop application programs. Skills in database management systems (e.g., SAS, SQL, batch scripting, MS Access) are required. Applicants must be self-motivated, fast learners, highly organized with the capability to serve as a technical liaison and to work with minimal supervision. Additionally the successful applicant must have demonstrated ability to set priorities and timelines, meet deadlines, work on many projects simultaneously, and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a diverse research team. Strong preference will be given to candidates whose previous experience is in clinical and/or public health research.

Approximate Salary Range: $20.80 – 33.60

Contact: If interested please contact Oksana Zakharova at oksana_zakharova@med.unc.edu.

Applications Analyst – UNC Division of Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a temporary Applications Analyst to support a number of research projects. The Applications Analyst will work under the direction of the research project investigators. The position requires broad technical support for the building and maintenance of large relational clinic research databases and web-enabled data entry and reporting tools. Additionally the Applications Analyst will develop and maintain smaller research related databases, complete data requests and queries, and develop and maintain study related websites. The Analyst will demonstrate technical knowledge of web-enabled technologies, relational database structure and function, quality assurance and improvement systems, and industry standard processes for ensuring security of sensitive electronic data. The Applications Analyst must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, collaborate with a diverse research team, and demonstrate excellent organizational and professional communication skills.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Information Technology or a related field and at least 2 years directly related experience.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements:
Applicants should have hands-on experience with integrated hardware/software systems and programming skills to develop application programs. Skills in existing technologies including, but not limited to: web enabled platforms (e.g., C#, ASP.Net, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Visual Studio) and database management systems (e.g., SAS, SQL, batch scripting, MS Access) are required. Experience with systems integration and with developing data interfaces between different systems and networking platforms is required. Experience in the creation and management of web-enabled applications for data entry and reporting is required. Management and project coordination related to supporting the technical requirements of research projects is desired. Applicants must be self-motivated, fast learners, highly organized with the capability to serve as a technical liaison and to work with minimal supervision. Additionally the successful applicant must have demonstrated ability to set priorities and timelines, meet deadlines, work on many projects simultaneously, and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a diverse research team. Strong preference will be given to candidates whose previous experience is in clinical and/or public health research.

Approximate Salary Range: $23.80 – 45.24

Contact: If interested please contact Oksana Zakharova at oksana_zakharova@med.unc.edu.