TO: CAB Members, AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Site Leaders, Site Coordinators
FROM: CSS New Member Subcommittee
DATE: 10 April, 2017
SUBJECT: 2017 Solicitation for ACTG CSS Applications
The ACTG Community Scientific Subcommittee (CSS) is accepting applications for membership. The CSS seeks qualified individuals from U.S. and International ACTG sites to apply for membership. The composition of the CSS is mandated to reflect the impact of the domestic and international HIV epidemic and its co-infections, including tuberculosis and hepatitis, in the areas served by the ACTG network. HIV positive people, HIV community advocates, MSM, transgender individuals, men and women of color, and young adults are encouraged to apply. Membership in ACTG Community Advisory Boards (CABs) is looked upon favorably in the application process. All applicants must possess a fundamental knowledge of HIV disease, related co-infections and treatment issues. The business of the ACTG is conducted in English. All applicants must be proficient in the English language. Reliable access to the Internet and a computer are required.
CSS members are expected to advocate for community issues as part of protocol teams, science and resource committees and in leadership roles. The CSS applicant should expect to devote up to 10 hours a week on conference calls, committee assignments and reviewing e-mail. CSS members are required to attend face-to-face conferences (3-6 days each) annually. CSS members commit to a three-year term with an option of one additional year of service.
Applications are attached and are also available from Allegra Cermak, ACTG Community Coordinator, ACTG Network Coordinating Center, at 877-658-2624, or +1-301-628-3312, or by e-mail at "firstname.lastname@example.org". The application includes a document describing the CSS mission and a current CSS Member Job Description and Minimum Expectations document.
All applications meeting submission guidelines will be considered. Members of the CSS New Member Subcommittee will conduct the applicant interviews. Please review the application and instructions carefully. Please direct any questions on the application process to Allegra Cermak, at 877-658-2624, or +1-301-628-3312, or by e-mail at "email@example.com".
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY OR TYPEWRITTEN AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00PM EST, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 at the office of
ACTG Network Coordinating Center
8757 Georgia Avenue, Floor 12
Silver Spring MD 20910 USA
FAX – +1-301-628-3302
EMAIL – firstname.lastname@example.org