Applications are invited for one (1) Masters training position within the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) program focusing on improving capacity in methods such as: 1. Measuring and improving patient-reported outcomes (PROs), for example quality of life, functional status, self-management and empowerment: 2. Experiential quality of services in HIV-infected individuals in Tanzania and: 3. Patient and community engagement in the research process. The position is part of the NIH-funded PCOR project that is implemented by MUHAS in collaboration with Northwestern University (NU) of Chicago, Illinois (USA). The project is expected to run from 2019 to 2024. The training program (total 2 years) includes a one-year Masters training program offered through Northwestern University in Chicago and a second year of funded mentored research at MUHAS. The Master’s program at NU delivers instruction through a combination of asynchronous online modules and activities, synchronous live online class meetings which will be done in Tanzania and one week in-person intensive instruction at Northwestern offered four times a year. Once a year the Masters candidate will be expected to spend a full semester (12 weeks) at NU where they will take two additional PCOR courses not offered online. Trainees will be expected to conduct and complete their mentored research in Tanzania by the end of the following (second) year.
The recruited Masters candidate will be expected to enroll at NU and attend all online courses and in person instruction, meet regularly with his/her mentors (virtually or in person as appropriate) at Northwestern University and MUHAS and complete his/her mentored research within the two-year training period. The candidate will receive funding for travel to Northwestern, accommodation and a stipend while attending the five-day intensives and 1 semester at NU, a seed award to fund research, and travel support to attend international and/or regional conferences.
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