Full-time Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) – CUNY Institute For Implementation Science Research In Population Health
Postdoctoral Training in the Sexual Health and Well-Being of Gay and Bisexual Men
The CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health is seeking to hire a post-doctoral fellow to
work on the Together 5,000 (T5K) cohort study. http://cunyisph.org/t5k-anncmnt/
T5K is an ongoing US national cohort study of 7,000 HIV-negative gay and bisexual men, and transmen and
transwomen who have sex with men. The cohort prospectively completes twice annual online surveys as well
as annual self-administered at-home HIV testing (samples returned to a lab for analysis). Half the sample are
men of color, and nearly 2,000 are between the ages of 16 and 24. Participants who contract HIV during the
longitudinal follow up period also complete one-on-one telephone interviews about their experiences around
retention in care. The post-doctoral fellow will be charged with assisting the investigative team in all facets of
dissemination (data analysis, manuscript preparation, abstract preparation for conferences, etc.). This is an
excellent opportunity for individuals looking to embark on their own independent research careers in a similar
field of study.
The Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) will report to the T5K principal investigator (Dr. Christian Grov)
as well as the Director of ISPH (Dr. Denis Nash), both established investigators with research track records.
This is a 1-year position with the potential for additional annual appointments pending the availability of funding
and satisfactory performance. This fellowship includes mentorship opportunities such as travel support to
present results at professional conferences.
Duties include but are not limited to:
• Conducts independent research.
• Analyzes, drafts, and publishes methods and results papers in peer-reviewed journals.
• Develops and advances a research agenda, under the guidance of the Institute mentorship.
• Collaborates with Institute investigators and external partners on grant proposals and existing research
• Designs new studies and grant proposals as well as the execution of existing studies funded through
extramural research grants.
• Contributes to ongoing Institute research projects, either as a member of the analytic or programmatic
• Applies for at least two federal funding opportunities, including supplements to the parent project and
potentially a K01 award.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.
The ideal candidate has a record of research on HIV/AIDS and MSM sexual health. They must have exemplary
data analysis skills (quantitative required, qualitative preferred) and ideally are capable of conducting
hierarchical linear models (HLM) on nested data (participants nested within US states), as well as longitudinal
datasets (evidenced via first authored publications in peer-reviewed journals).
Submit a cover letter and CV to Dr. Christian Grov email@example.com
Announcement released May 2018 and open until the position is filled.