The Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability is a campus-wide, research group under Bixby Center Director & Bixby Chair Professor Ndola Prata, a physician & medical demographer. The Bixby Center conducts research on reproductive health in the developing world within a human rights framework. The Bixby Center is providing technical assistance to an interventional development project which aims to produce evidence on select topics related to HIV/AIDS and family planning to inform policy advocacy and program planning, including resource allocation in West Africa. This project is a five year initiative focused on conducting operations research (OR) & pooling knowledge from various sources; building the capacity of regional and local institutions to implement OR and evaluations; and dissemination of research and evaluation findings locally, regionally and internationally. The HIV OR will test a model to enhance an existing combination HIV prevention intervention, increase the enrollment of key populations (KP) who are most at risk for HIV (men who have sex with men, and female sex workers and their clients) in the HIV prevention, treatment and care cascade through a multi-level, multi-component intervention.
The Bixby Center seeks an undergraduate, preferably through the undergraduate student apprentice (URAP)) or graduate student intern to join the campus-based HIV team during the spring semester and assist in the next phases of the project focused on HIV in most-at-risk populations (MARPs). Upcoming activities during Project Year 2 include preparations for stakeholders meetings, capacity building workshop, OR training and initial OR implementation in the field, and remote mentoring by investigators who UCB faculty and subject matter experts.
The student intern would ideally have English & French language skills & will assist in:
- Researching and reviewing the literature (or consulting recently completed desk review)
- Preparation of stakeholder meeting, workshop and training materials
- Preparing graphics and PowerPoint presentations
- Preparation of data collection instruments, database set up and other OR materials and tools
- Populating and formatting tables
- Contributing to manuscript preparation, including using bibliographic software
- Translation depending on language skills (English/French but knowledge of local languages a plus)
- Other aspects of OR planning, logistics and organization as assigned
Day-to-Day Supervisor: Ashley Fraser, MPH
- Effective written and oral communication skills required
- Fluency/adequate proficiency in English/French preferred (specify spoken, written, translation)
- Major public health/social sciences/political sciences/ economics/international/development studies/pre-med or related fields
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office required, particularly Word, Excel & PPT
- Experience with EndNote, STATA, and Adobe preferred
- Available approximately +/-12 hours per week (mix of on- and off-site)
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Patience and flexibility to meet changing in priorities and needs of the team
- Can be autonomous and knows how to take initiatives
- Open to working with a small team
- Passionate about issues of global health and comfortable with sensitive topics (including stigmatized behaviors and diseases) required
Weekly Hours: 10-15 hrs.
Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability
17 University Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Related Website: bixby.berkeley.edu
Apply via the URAP website (http://research.berkeley.edu/urap/index.php) during the extended application period Thurs 1/28- Fri 2/5 (3:00pm).
Applications will be review on a rolling basis so apply ASAP during that period.
Interviews begin as soon as possible and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Please send cover letter and résumé using the subject line:
HIV West Africa – Your Last Name to Ashley Fraser, Research Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org at the Bixby Center.