Implementation Scientist, Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jun 7,2021 | Consortium_staff Job Opportunities

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University is seeking a full-time, non-tenure eligible Research Assistant Professor in the area of implementation science in HIV research. The candidate will be a highly motivated and collaborative researcher with expertise in applying implementation research methods to HIV content areas, such as using implementation science frameworks to identify barriers and facilitators of implementing HIV prevention and/or care interventions in health department and/or HIV service organization settings, testing the effectiveness of implementation strategies, operationalizing and measuring implementation outcomes, and disseminating and scaling up evidence-based HIV interventions. The candidate will join a rich, collaborative environment with other scientists at Feinberg School of Medicine, will be affiliated with ISGMH, and can select another academic department to be affiliated with. They will also join the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (TC CFAR) as a member of the Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Science (BSIS) Core, through which they will provide implementation science support and technical assistance to TC CFAR faculty.

The successful applicant will work with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and implementation partners such as health departments, HIV primary care providers, and community-based organizations. Collaborations will span across a broad range of implementation research activities in the HIV field, including implementation strategy development and testing, observational studies of real-world implementation, hybrid effectiveness–implementation trials, evaluation of implementation guides, and development of implementation research tools such as compilation of effective intervention strategies.

Early-career applicants are welcome and will be evaluated on academic background, training in implementation science, level of productivity within the field of implementation science, and evidence of collaborative work. Mid-career or senior-level applicants should have a successful history of NIH, CDC, and/or HRSA funding with strong academic credentials and interest in mentoring junior faculty. All applicants should have excellent planning, communication, and leadership skills. A critical consideration will be the extent to which the candidates’ focus is synergistic with ongoing Institute research and its culture of collaboration. Collaborative orientation and skills in interdisciplinary and team science are important.

For more information and to apply, view the full position description.