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Qualitative interview focus fellow/trainee

Support research-oriented activities for clinical trials for COVID-19 and HIV treatment and
prevention in the Division of Infectious Diseases within the Columbia Research Unit (CRU) and
PrEP Working Group. The aim of this project is to understand attitudes and preferences
regarding HIV prevention modalities and barriers to uptake of HIV prevention and testing
modalities among women, young men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals.

Key Responsibilities:
- Clinical research can encompass a wide variety of activities from patient-related bench
research, to chart reviews, to epidemiologic studies, to qualitative studies (including
focus groups). Learn about key aspects of conducting clinical research, starting with
conducting informed consent discussions with participants who may participate in
qualitative interviews and focus groups
- Assist with development of focus group materials, scheduling, and recruiting for focus
groups and in-depth qualitative interviews
- Conduct qualitative interviews to understand attitudes and preferences regarding HIV
prevention modalities

Attributes, experience, and skills
- Bright, self-motivated, outgoing, well-organized
- Able to work fluidly with a multidisciplinary group of researchers
- Able to converse comfortably with a range of individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Completed at least two semesters of Biology coursework
- Experience or coursework in qualitative interviewing
- Spanish language fluency preferred

  • Timeline: Spring 2021 
  • Start date: On or around Feb 15
  • Time commitments: Roughly 6-10hours per week. 
  • Pay: $16-$18/hr

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