Position Title: Manager of Research — Infectious Diseases (HIV)
Req # 104031
The Chicago Center of HIV Elimination, embedded within the University of Chicago’s main
campus in Hyde Park, is located in Chicago’s HIV epicenter. Of the 20 neighborhoods in the
city with high annual HIV diagnosis rates (greater than 40 per 100,000), 13 of them are no
more than eight miles from the University of Chicago. This area includes 4 of the 6
communities with the highest annual diagnosis rates in the city (Washington Park, West
Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing and South Shore). Our position within the hardest hit
neighborhoods in Chicago provides unique opportunities to advance HIV testing and
prevention interventions locally, providing tangible results to those most affected and to
improve the lives of those living with and without HIV infection.
CCHE seeks to eliminate new HIV transmission events over the next 30 years (from 2011 to
2041) by using network science to target and integrate prevention as well as create structural
and community-specific interventions.
The Manager of Research works to implement research around testing, network science, HIV,
linkage, and retention programs for CCHE and The Village. Works with the CCHE research
team, Testing Manager, Manager of Supportive Services, Manager of Outreach and Care
Engagement, Linkage to care specialist, resource counselors, Center Director and Principle
Investigators. Leads efforts to execute scopes for various research projects at CCHE and the
Village. Oversees all research projects and engages in research related activities (including
recruitment). Develops and implements research study protocols. Coordinates and implements
IRB submissions and reporting. Coordinates efforts of other research staff.
The candidate will oversee research projects at CCHE and The Village. This candidate will
provide support to research staff, assist with research design/protocols, and engage in
administrative tasks related to research. They will supervise other staff working on various
research projects. The candidate will recruit and retain clients for CCHE/The Village research.
Projects require the integration of multiple teams and services into research projects, the
understanding of research methodology, and attention to detail. The candidate will be
responsible for the development and implementation of new research projects at CCHE,
including grant writing. The manager may be required to support research projects by
working directly with research participants and completing surveys.
This position is grant funded.