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Job Title: Clinical Officer – Adult HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment
Job Number:
Organization: ICAP at Columbia
Posted: 3/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New York,  NE    USA
Position Description: POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Clinical & Training Unit, the Clinical Officer provides clinical and programmatic support to ICAP country teams including assisting in designing HIV care and treatment interventions, reviewing workplans, progress and challenges, synthesizing relevant literature and conducting site visits to assess quality of care, to ensure that ICAP programs are of the highest quality and consistent with the most recent scientific evidence and international guidelines. Engages with in- country technical counterparts to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of ICAP programs supporting adult prevention, care and treatment of HIV, TB, and other related conditions. Participates in the conduct of NIH-funded domestic HIV prevention trials and has the opportunity to develop and seek funding for clinical and/or implementation science research projects.

NOTE: Please note that the job title is listed as an “Associate Research Scientist” on the Columbia University Job Posting Site.

Grant Funded.


* Provide technical assistance in adult HIV care and treatment and TB/HIV integration. This includes design of programs in partnership with in-country teams as well as provision of clinical mentorship, didactic teaching, and guidance to ICAP in-country staff in order to enhance technical capacity at the national, regional, and local levels for the delivery of high quality adult HIV care and treatment and TB/HIV services. * Lead the development and/or refinement of materials, including technical updates, clinical guidelines, protocols, algorithms, dosing guides and other clinical support tools, with a focus on adult HIV care and treatment and TB/HIV integration * Work with ICAP country teams and ICAP’s Strategic Information Unit to design methods for collection of relevant data as well as interpretation of data, and support local use of data to enhance the delivery of high quality, evidence-based HIV care and treatment. * Conduct visits to country programs to provide supervision and technical assistance in clinical issues including reviewing workplans, progress and challenges and conducting site visits to provide clinical mentorship and to assess quality of care and adherence to standards of care. Host technical meetings for in- country staff that aim to transfer knowledge, review progress, discuss implementation challenges and strategies on the way forward. * Oversee and/or actively participate in the preparation of grant proposals and renewals relevant to ICAP; provide technical expertise for other grant writing activities within ICAP. * Oversee and/or actively participate in the design, implementation and dissemination of research studies and public health evaluations. * Work as Site Investigator at ICAP’s Bronx Prevention Center to assist with implementation of HIV prevention clinical trials, including recruitment of staff, leading staff meetings, supporting development and revision of SOPs, reviewing screening summaries to determine eligibility of potential participants, advising on the clinical management of adverse events, liaising with clinical sites throughout the city to assist with recruitment of participants, and providing clinical support as needed. * Perform other duties as assigned.


* Requires international travel of approximately 6 trips per year with each trip lasting approximately 10 days and 1-2 domestic trips for clinical trial team meetings.

Qualifications: EDUCATION

* MD or professional equivalent * Masters’ degree in public health preferred


* At least three years of experience in adult HIV care and treatment * Experience in clinical training and mentorship * Demonstrated experience working in and managing technical teams, as well as working independently with minimal supervision * Excellent communication skills (written and spoken English) * Demonstrated experience in public speaking on clinical care issues in a manner which reflects subject matter expertise * Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)


* Experience in HIV care and treatment program implementation in developing countries * Russian language skills desirable but not required * Prior clinical trials experience preferred but not required

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 6/6/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: ICAP Columbia University,  Clinical Officer – Adult HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment
Contact Location: 722 West 168 STreet

New York   NY  10032
United States
Contact Location: 722 West 168 STreet
  New York   NY  10032
  United States
Contact Phone: 212-342-0505 
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How to Apply: Interested candidates, please apply here Central?quickFind=65992

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