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Basic Science Project Director
      #22610 - 09/21/01 12:30 PM

Job Description. The Basic Science Project Director will be responsible for developing and implementing TAG policy, programs and advocacy projects focusing on basic and applied research on HIV infection, including:

Etiology and pathogenesis of HIV infection;

Epidemiology and natural history of HIV infection;

Fundamental primate and human immunology;

HIV virology, viral dynamics, and virus-host interactions;

Discovery and pre-clinical development of potential drugs against new anti-HIV targets;

Discovery and development of anti-HIV vaccines;

Discovery and development of anti-HIV (and anti-STD) microbicides;

Discovery and development of immune-based therapies (IBTs) useful for treating HIV infection; and

Other relevant basic, pre-clinical and early clinical research relevant to TAG's mission of expediting research leading to more effective treatments, a vaccine, and a cure for HIV infection.
The Basic Science Project Director will report directly to TAG's Senior Policy Director and will work closely with other TAG policy and program staff and consultants, developing and implementing advocacy strategies to ensure the most expeditious, ethical and efficacious development of useful new drugs, biologics, treatment regimens and strategies to treat HIV in the USA and internationally.

The Basic Science Project Director will develop, implement and advocate for TAG's basic science and immunology research advocacy efforts with other HIV community advocates and organizations as well as with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics industries, academic and community based researchers, clinicians, U.S. government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other local, state, and national AIDS research, treatment and policy-making bodies as well as organizations such as UNAIDS, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other multilateral agencies and foundations.

To Apply. Interested candidates should send a letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position with a resume/C.V. and three references with contact information to:

Basic Science Project Director Search
c/o Regina Gillis
Treatment Action Group (TAG)
350 Seventh Ave. Ste. 1603
New York, NY 10001

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