A position is available immediately to participate in research efforts focused on hormonal contraceptive use and its impact on systemic immune and microbiome changes. The studies aim to define and compare the nature of immunological changes among participants using progestin-only contraceptives. The successful candidate will be able to clean, analyze, and interpret longitudinal data and prepare manuscripts.
This research focuses on clinical factors that alter a women’s risk profile with contraceptive use and ways in which the vaginal microenvironment acts as a moderator of immune profile changes. This cohort is well positioned to also evaluate the interactions of the vaginal microbiome, sexually transmitted infections, vaginal and systemic immune environment and HIV risk.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Preferred skills and experience: