Graduate Funding Information Service

July 29, 2021

Graduate Research Assistant, Global Health and The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, School of Pharmacy

Rolling Application Deadline

  • For a full-time UW graduate student
  • Experience with data management, data checking, and Stata required
  • Compensation includes salary, tuition waiver, and health insurance eligibility
  • Academic Quarters: Autumn 2021 through Spring 2022

Position: Graduate Research Assistant (RA)

Department: Global Health and The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, School of Pharmacy

FTE: 50% FTE or 20 hours per week (220 hours per quarter); possibility to work 10 hours a week (110 hours per quarter)

Appointment Dates: 9/15/21 to 6/15/22

Application Deadline: Rolling

Grant PI(s): Dr. Susan Graham, MD MPH PhD; Dr. Jane Simoni, PhD

RA Supervisor: Dr. Douglas Barthold, PhD

Project title: “Acceptability of sustained-release antiretrovirals for treatment in the US and sub-Saharan Africa”

Project Description: The development of long-acting antiretroviral therapy (LA ART) is an important technological advance that could increase ART uptake and adherence by providing new options to support viral load suppression. This work will advance LA ART product development efforts by providing key estimates of acceptability and patient preferences, enabling funders, product developers, and policy makers to optimize products for the greatest likelihood of uptake, adherence, and long-term viral suppression. Our research team is conducting discrete choice experiments in both the United States and Kenya, which will establish the LA-ART product attributes and individual patient characteristics that will drive end user acceptability.

The graduate student RA will perform the following duties:

1. Data analysis;

2. Write articles, reports and/or presentations;

3. Review literature;

4. Prepare grant materials for submission;

5. Keep accurate records of experimental data;

6. Provide ready access to all experimental data for P.I. and/or supervisor

7. Manage and respond to study-related email;

8. Prepare materials for project meetings;

9. Attend project meetings.

Required: Experience with data management, data checking, and experience with Stata.

Desired: Stata proficiency. Experience in stated preference methods, and discrete choice analysis. Interest in HIV care.

Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience. This position is eligible for a full tuition waiver and all benefits of UAW Academic Student Employees.

How to Apply: Send curriculum vitae or resume to Dr. Douglas Barthold ( with a brief statement of why you are interested and what you would bring to the position.

Application inquiries may be directed to Dr. Barthold.

Notes: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union provisions. For more information please review the UAW Academic Student Employees (ASEs) contract:
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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