University of North Carolina Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Position Summary: 

Curing HIV is now a priority for both the US National Institutes of Health and the International AIDS Society.  But there is limited social science and ethical research that is essential for moving forward cure HIV research and early implementation.  Our UNC Chapel Hill team led by Joe Tucker and Stuart Rennie have an NIH R01 grant focused on undertaking theoretical and empirical HIV cure social science research in the US, South Africa, and China.  The Fellow will work on historical, conceptual, and ethical research that applies to curing HIV infection.  The Fellow will also help organize a workshop at the Brocher Foundation (Lake Geneva, Switzerland) in May 2014 focused on the social science and ethics of curing HIV.

Educational Requirements:

A completed doctoral-degree with emphasis on public health, philosophy, ethics, or history is required; HIV research experience in South Africa, China, or the US are preferred. 

Qualifications and Experience:

The ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team are required.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required; prior published manuscripts and conference presentations are preferred. 

Salary Range: Dependent on Qualifications

Full Time

Proposed Start Date: 1 September 2013

Duration: 12 months

Work Location: Chapel Hill with travel to Cape Town, South Africa and Guangzhou, China


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