IAS Call for one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to Improve Paediatric HIV Prevention Treatment

Deadline: 25 May 2015

The Collaborative Initiative for Pediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is calling applications for one-year post-doctoral fellowship. It aims to accelerate research that can improve pediatric HIV prevention, treatment and care.

The post-doctoral fellowship is valued at R370,000 per annum. The tenure of the award is one year. A modest travel allowance for the period spent at HSPH will additionally be provided.

The CIPHER Cohort Collaboration is led by a Data Centre hosted jointly by 3 institutions:

  1. Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER), University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.
  2. Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom.
  3. Department of Epidemiology/Center for Biostatistics in AIDS research (CBAR), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Boston, MA, United States of America


The Collaborative Initiative for Pediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is aimed at optimizing clinical management and delivery of services to infants, children and adolescents affected by HIV in resource-limited settings through advocacy and research promotion.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A PhD obtained no more than 5 years ago in Epidemiology/Statistics/Public Health or cognate discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Proven analytic skills and experience analyzing and writing up results for peer-reviewed publication in the field of HIV.
  • Experience in collaborating with different research teams is an advantage.
  • Currently undertaking research or training in a resource-limited setting with a demonstrated commitment to working in a resource-limited setting after the fellowship period.

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit:

  • an application form and letter of motivation;
  • a CV including details of any conference presentations and/or publications;
  • academic transcripts, and
  • the names and contact details of 2 academic referees who have taught/supervised the applicant.

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