Research Scientist

Job Type

Full Time

Published

06/08/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Title: Research Scientist


POSITION SUMMARY


EcoHealth Alliance (EHA) is seeking a research scientist / project manager to work with our modeling & analytics team. The research scientist will primarily work to advance global collaboration and scientific advancement for the Global Virome Project, an international scientific initiative to build a comprehensive global database of potentially zoonotic viruses. This New York-based position is ideal for a recent MS, MPH, or PhD graduate with a passion for studying emerging infectious diseases and building global research capacity. The ideal candidate is a strong writer, researcher, and communicator eager to manage research projects in an exciting NGO that runs international programs. Responsibilities include collecting and analyzing complex datasets; drafting manuscripts, grants, and reports; preparing presentations; managing collaboration among a global team of scientists and policymakers; providing administrative support; and serving as an ambassador of EcoHealth Alliance and the Global Virome Project to diverse audiences. The position will be based in NYC, and international travel may be required.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

·     Work on research projects that integrate ecological, economic, and biodiversity data into emerging zoonotic disease models

·     Perform statistical analyses to understand and make predictions about disease emergence

·     Lead coordination of EHA team and external collaborators to assist EcoHealth Alliance’s President in managing the Science and Techonology platform of the Global Virome Project

·     Support and lead scientific research projects and statistical analyses on emerging disease ecology, spillover, and transmission as a member of the EcoHealth Alliance Modeling & Analytics team

·     Write and assist with high quality scientific manuscripts for publication

·     Draft and submit grant and other funding applications, reports, and contracts

·     Present scientific research in meetings and at scientific conferences to international scientific collaborators, government stakeholders, program partners, and public audiences

·     Provide research and programmatic support to the EHA President 

Participate in all relevant meetings at EcoHealth Alliance as well as other projects and tasks as required or assigned


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

·     Conduct literature reviews to provide detailed background for grant proposals, scientific manuscripts, and other project needs

·     Produce data visualizations for reports and presentations

·     Assemble, clean, combine, and curate data sets from large, heterogeneous sources

·     Assist with budgeting for grants, including ensuring timely drafting and submission of reports

·     Assist EcoHealth Alliance team members with statistical analyses and study design of modeling projects

·     Assist with outreach to donors, media contacts, potential collaborators, and other institutions


QUALIFICATIONS

·     Masters degree in Biological Sciences, Ecology, Public Health, or related degree (or equivalent experience)

·     Demonstrated skills in quantitative analysis, statistics, data cleaning, and data visualization 

·     Demonstrated writing and research skills

·     Willingness and ability to travel internationally, and to occasionally work some mornings and evenings to coordinate teams across international time zones

·     Strong interpersonal skills and sense of diplomacy, particularly in international contexts

·     Demonstrated experience with a scripted statistical programming language

·     Must be self-driven and highly motivated, organized, and willing to perform both research and coordination duties

·     Strong writing and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·     Program management experience

·     Experience in version control, code documentation, and reproducible research methods

·     Experience with international research projects

·     Fluency in written and spoken English required

·     Experience conducting analyses in R highly desired, but strong stills in Python, STATA, SAS, or equivalent statistical programming language with a desire to learn R also considered


EcoHealth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Send an email a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing only (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with "GVP Research Scientist" in the subject line. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be received. No formal text is required within the body of your email, since only the attached document will be retained. All inquiries will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applications will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted.


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