Opportunities at InCHIP

Current Employment Opportunities

The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy at UConn is currently seeking to fill a position for a Research Specialist (Program Coordinator/Boundary Spanner). Under the direction of InCHIP Directors, this full-time, Research Specialist is to recruit and mobilize networks of health researchers from various academic departments across UConn, UConn Health and the community, in order to broaden InCHIP’s portfolio of externally funded health research. This works includes establishing a variety of forums for researchers to work collaboratively and pursue funding opportunities to conduct innovative research on specific health topics which lead to the award of large multidisciplinary grants. The incumbent will also assist with critical programmatic and administrative activities, including event coordination, seed grant competition management, report writing, and contact and listserv management.

Details of the position and application instructions are available here.

If you have questions about employment opportunities at InCHIP, please contact humanresources@chip.uconn.edu

Collaborative Research Opportunities

New research projects are initiated by InCHIP principal investigators on a regular basis. Individuals from many disciplines are regularly sought to collaborate on these projects. Ph.D. level researchers with expertise in areas related to health behavior and health behavior change who are looking for opportunities for major involvement in research through InCHIP, should contact Director Jeffrey Fisher at Jeffrey.Fisher@uconn.edu.

Health Behavior-Related Job Opportunities

Institute for Community Research (ICR)

The Institute for Community Research (ICR) has an immediate opening for a full time entry-level Research Associate to work on a 2-year mixed methods study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This study will use a community participatory approach to develop a comprehensive system dynamics (SD) visual and simulation model of the HIV test-and-treat (T&T) continuum of services that affect whether people at risk of HIV get tested and people with HIV (PWH) initiate and maintain HIV treatment to achieve and sustain viral suppression. The study is being conducted in the Greater Hartford, CT area. The simulation model developed through this study will contribute to an in-depth understanding of the HIV “treatment cascade” and will be used to build an on-line app that can inform decisions on how to reduce HIV community viral load (CVL).

Details of the position and application instructions are available here.

The Department of Allied Health Sciences

The Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut seeks to hire a dynamic and visionary individual as Department Head. The Head will lead a diverse faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally for their interdisciplinary research and graduate training in health promotion sciences. The Head will also oversee accredited professional programs in Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences. Synergistic interactions between Departments throughout the University are required and provide a strong foundation for excellence at this Carnegie Foundation Research University. The position is a 10-month, tenure track, administrative appointment, and applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Maintenance of a research, teaching and/or extension program is strongly encouraged. For more details, please see the attached flyer, and feel free to distribute to anyone who might interested and qualified. If you have questions, please contact Michael Copenhaver.