The Department of Medicine and the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) announces a Postdoctoral Scholar position at the University of Chicago, for a mixed methods working in the following areas: epidemiology; network science; predictive analytics and/or computational modeling/simulation, implementation science and qualitative research. The substantive focus will be on substance use disorder and related infectious diseases including HIV, hepatitis C and COVID-19 that disproportionately impact vulnerable and systemically marginalized communities. The specific research portfolio for each candidate will comprise focused areas that match their specific skills and strategic CCHE research goals. Depending upon candidate focus, opportunities for involvement in the University of Chicago NIDA T32 training grant are encouraged.

The position is under the direct supervision of Mai Pho MD, MPH and in collaboration with other Center faculty to support a candidate in developing a career in epidemiology, social science, or public health research. The position includes opportunities for didactic course work, leadership roles on ongoing projects, grant writing and developing an independent area of research. The selected candidate will also conduct primary data collection, data analyses and/or computational modeling and publish papers from ongoing studies in the United States.


Requirements for this position include having completed a doctoral degree, demonstrated strong analytic skills, evidence of scientific articles published in collaboration with multidisciplinary research teams, and a strong interest in publishing in the area of infectious diseases and/or substance use disorder. This position offers a competitive stipend/salary, benefits, office space, access to internal sources of pilot project support, travel support to research conferences and access to internationally-based University of Chicago Academic Centers.

Candidates should email a current CV, two representative papers/publications, and names of at least two references to Jessi Dehlin, Associate Director of Administration, at

Candidates should also clearly identify the specific methodological areas that they are interested in developing. View the full post.