Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)

Job Opportunity Posting

Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)

142 West 36th Street, 9th Floor


The Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) of Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), is hiring for two full-time Post-Doctoral positions (with 2-year commitments). CHEST ( is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary research center which blends academic and community-based work focused on sexual health, HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues, and substance use. As part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, there are also opportunities for adjunct teaching. Positions have the opportunity to begin immediately, or in the next year. CHEST is an equal opportunity employer.


1) Clinical/Counseling: This position will be approximately 75% clinical research and approximately 25% clinical practice. Research duties involve authoring and co-authoring manuscripts, assisting with grant writing, and collaborating with investigators on clinical research ethics and operations issues. Clinical duties involve provision of intervention content, based on motivational interviewing (MI) and/or cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), to study participants, as well as provision of individual and group supervision in these modalities to BA- and MA-level intervention counselors. The position also involves neurocognitive assessment. Clinical supervision by a NY State licensed psychologist is available. Requirements: PhD or ABD in Clinical/Counseling Psychology; experience with clinical research related to health psychology; proficiency with (or strong interest in) MI, CBT, or preferably both intervention techniques; and interest in sexuality, LGBT, and/or substance use research.


2) Behavioral Science/Biostatistics: This position will involve assisting with oversight and management of existing grant projects, supervision of staff, data analyses and manuscript writing, and grant writing. The fellow will be responsible for conducting complex multivariate analyses, and for supervision of more junior staff in statistical analysis and study design.  Opportunities exist for the development of independent research projects/areas, as well as integration into existing funded projects. We are looking for a motivated junior researcher to become an integral part of our collaborative team. Requirements: PhD or ABD in social sciences with strong training in statistics; significant research experience (as evidenced by previous project management and peer reviewed publications); and significant proficiency with SPSS/SAS.


Salary: Commensurate with experience along with a competitive full-time benefits package.


More information about CHEST can be found at http://www.chestnyc.orgTo apply, please submit a cover letter describing relevant research (and clinical if appropriate) experience, a curriculum vitae, and 3-5 representative publications via email to Dr. Jeffrey Parsons ( with the subject line CHEST Post Doc Positions. Candidates should also provide the names and email addresses for three individuals familiar with their work who can be contacted for recommendations. Only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be directly contacted.