T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program for HIV Combination Prevention

CHIPTS is seeking PhD and MD postdoctoral scholars for an NIMH-funded T32 training program in HIV combination prevention and its comorbid conditions, focusing on novel technologies and reducing health disparities. UCLA faculty with expertise in HIV combination prevention will partner with trainees to offer an intensive and innovative, behaviorally-focused training experience that includes additional academic training, participation in research projects, and professional development, with a strong emphasis on technical writing, grant preparation and networking.

This T32 HIV training grant aims to attract, fund, and train 12 post-doctoral trainees over 5 years who can be leaders in developing and implementing a novel behavioral and social science agenda for combination prevention, utilization of new technologies, and reducing health disparities in HIV. The specific goals of the two to three-year program are to:

  1. Provide focused, interdisciplinary mentoring to 12 post-doctoral trainees in the field of HIV prevention and treatment, especially in terms of conceptualization and design, writing, and project management
  2. Engage trainees in two to three years of intensive hands-on research projects under the supervision of faculty mentors experienced in HIV research
  3. Support trainees’ development and implementation of their own research projects, leading to their own grant proposals and multiple publications
  4. Link trainees to a broad network of HIV researchers, creating opportunities for later career advancement and knowledge of cutting edge research
  5. Offer the opportunity for one additional course per quarter for one year to remediate deficit skills.

Successful graduates of this training program will:

  • Complete at least one research study or clinical research project in their training;
  • Participate in day-to-day execution of several other projects under the mentorship of a faculty member;
  • Present findings in at least one major scientific conference annually and multiple regional conferences;
  • Publish at least two first-authored papers annually in leading journals and collaborate on other peer-reviewed papers; and,
  • Receive a multi-year grant or career development award and an academic position on a topic related to HIV.

Interested applicants should contact Roxana Rezai, T32 Coordinator, at rrezai@mednet.ucla.edu for more information.