Reporting to the Director, Clinical and Training and functionally to the Senior Technical Director, the Associate Research Scientisti (Technical Advisor) provides clinical, epidemiologic and research support to ICAP research projects, including the design and implementation of COVID-19 and HIV clinical trials and analysis and dissemination of data. Engages with investigators and technical counterparts to assist in the overall coordination of planning and conduct of these trials. Assists with the supervision of NIH- and industry-funded COVID and HIV clinical trials at ICAP sites and has the opportunity to develop and seek funding for clinical and/or implementation science research projects.
The Associate Research Scientist (Technical Advisor) also supports ICAP programs by helping to integrate COVID-19 related initiatives with HIV and other health system programs by 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.
Provide technical assistance in COVID-19 research studies that involve ICAP. This includes the development and/or refinement of protocols, questionnaires, training materials, reports, presentations, analysis plans and other tools needed for COVID-19 research trials.
Work as Site Investigator at ICAP's Bronx and/or Harlem Prevention Center to assist with implementation of COVID-19 and HIV 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.
Provide technical assistance in other public health initiatives supported by ICAP, including HIV care and treatment, integration of HIV programs with COVID-19 testing and treatment programs 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 service programs.
Lead the development and/or refinement of materials, including technical updates, clinical guidelines, protocols, algorithms, dosing guides and other clinical support tools.
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 research sites and country programs to provide supervision and technical assistance in clinical and research 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.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 6317
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.