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SAIA-SCALE Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Washington Department of Global Health

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Location: Seattle, WA (USA, Mozambique)
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11446
Posted: May 16, 2017

This Fellowship is designed to support SAIA-SCALE, which is a recently NIH-funded R01 that will scale-up the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach (SAIA) intervention for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) in Mozambique ( SAIA-SCALE will use a stepped wedge intervention design to phase in the intervention across 12 districts using district nursing supervisors as disseminating agents, and will evaluate the scale-up process to serve as a foundation for nationwide expansion in Mozambique.

SAIA-SCALE has two aims:

  1. Develop an effective district-based dissemination and implementation strategy for the SAIA intervention (SAIA-SCALE), using the RE-AIM model to evaluate the program’s Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and M
  2. Use micro-costing and mathematical models of HIV transmission to estimate budget and program impact from the payer perspective to scale-up the SAIA intervention compared to the standard of care.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will support all aspects of SAIA-SCALE, including development of data collection systems, support for intervention implementation, and dissemination of project-related results and lessons learned. The Fellow will have the opportunity for mentorship in novel implementation science methods, and for teaching and mentorship of emerging researchers in Seattle and Mozambique.

Eligibility.  Applicants:

  1. Must hold a PhD before commencing the Fellowship;
  2. Must participate full-time;
  3. Must focus their research on the application of multi-disciplinary techniques to improve the effectiveness and scaling of PMTCT services;
  4. Must have strong analytic and dissemination skills, including evidence of participating or leading peer-reviewed publications;
  5. Ideally have experience and/or training in economic evaluations;
  6. Ideally have experience working in sub-Saharan Africa, and Portuguese/Spanish language skills;

Terms of the Fellowship

Fellowship will be full-time for one year, with potential for extension, at competitive funding levels for similar positions. The successful Fellow is expected to directly support the SAIA-SCALE activities, as well as foster collaborations with the UW, Health Alliance International, the Mozambique Ministry of Health, and other research entities.  Mentorship will be provided by Kenneth Sherr (Associate Professor at the University of Washington Department of Global Health), and the Fellow will be supported to develop independent funding applications that build off of the Mozambique portfolio.


Submit the following to

  • Cover letter;
  • Two samples of academic writing, preferably publications from peer reviewed journals;
  • Current CV;
  • Transcripts from post-secondary training.

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