Research Officer At Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is on a mission to create a world where no mother, child, or family is devastated by HIV and AIDS, and we are making an impact. We are a proven leader in the global fight to end HIV and AIDS, and an advocate for every child to live a full and healthy life into adulthood. For more than 30 years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in pediatric HIV and AIDS in the world’s most affected regions. We carry out our values of passion, innovation, teamwork, leadership, integrity, excellence and equity every day, while maximizing our impact in the communities we serve. Join us on our fight for an AIDS-free generation!

Title: Research Officer

Department: Research

Location Washington, DC

Reports To: Director, Global Clinical Research

Classification: Full-time, exempt

How will you fight for an AIDS-free generation?

The Foundation seeks a Research Officer with experience in supporting the training, implementation, and management of clinical research, preferably in African settings. The Research Officer will work within the EGPAF research department under the VP of Research to achieve the Foundation’s goal of advancing research and innovations that lead to new, improved, and scalable solutions to ending HIV and AIDS. The Research Officer will support the senior research teams in the US and in EGPAF country programs in all aspects of the conduct of international research studies, from protocol development, to regulatory documentation, SOPs, training, study implementation, and data collection and management.

No two days are alike at EGPAF, but what can you expect as a Research Officer?

  • Under the leadership of the VP Research and Directors, contributes to the development and implementation of the Foundation’s research agenda.
  • Supports the development of research protocols, proposals, grants and other requests for funding related to HIV/TB/COVID clinical, implementation, or program effectiveness research in collaboration with other departments throughout the Foundation and country programs.
  • Ensures the highest quality scientific, ethical and regulatory standards for all research activities
  • Supports all aspects of the research studies, from protocol development, development of data collection instruments and standard operating procedures, study site preparation and training for execution of the study, study implementation, to data collection and management.
  • Provides support to country research teams for regulatory and ethical aspects of implementation of research protocols, including human subjects’ issues, preparation of IRB documents, coordination of regulatory submissions in country and in the US, and maintenance of regulatory documents
  • Participates in monitoring the progress of the study through regular study calls, visits and correspondence to ensure satisfactory conduct and adherence to procedures.
  • Participates in preparation of study reports, abstracts and manuscripts.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Masters degree in epidemiology, public health, or equivalent preferably with a focus in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, TB, or emerging infections
  • Minimum 5 years of research experience, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa, in health-related research
  • Ability to travel up to 30% to international sites (likely 2022 or later)
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIV, TB or other infectious diseases in Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, conduct and management of research in LMIC.
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and build partnerships and consensus, within teams, governmental agencies and with other stakeholders.

Bonus points if you have:

  • French or Portuguese fluency

As a global, multinational and multicultural organization, EGPAF believes that diversity in the workplace enriches our work and enhances our impact and effectiveness. We believe that employees have the right to work in a climate of mutual respect and integrity that promotes dignity and respect for all, and that enables them to reach their full potential. The Foundation is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B), and we strongly encourage those with the following identities to apply: BIPOC, women and non-binary, LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other members of historically underrepresented communities.

EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to country law requirements, EGPAF complies with US laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities.

The Foundation does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked to pay a fee at any stage of recruitment, please contact .

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