POSITION TITLE: Behavioral Risk Research Associate
EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a highly-organized, collaborative, and self-driven Research Associate to work with our USAID PREDICT-2 Global Behavioral Risk Surveillance team. This position is ideal for master’s degree recipients with experience working in team-oriented professional environments who have an interest in preventing emerging infectious disease pandemics and implementing capacity building programs around the world. The successful candidate will lead the management, cleaning, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data on behavioral risk factors that can contribute to the emergence of infectious zoonotic disease pandemics. The analyses will be used to develop potential behavioral risk mitigation interventions. The Behavioral Risk Research Associate will work closely with other staff including scientists with expertise in: human and animal ecological and biological surveillance, laboratory diagnostics, modeling and analytics, and behavioral ethnography. Some international and domestic travel may be required.
Lead the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to understand behavioral risk factors that can lead to zoonotic disease emergence
Provide evidence-based recommendations for behavioral risk mitigation interventions to prevent zoonotic disease emergence
Provide all necessary support to our Global Behavioral Risk Surveillance Director and Program Coordinator as well as research and field staff through data collection and analysis, IRB package submission and monitoring, project management, and meeting coordination
Contribute to technical reports for the US Government and to manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals
Contribute to proposals relevant to global public health, epidemiology, biosurveillance, and behavioral risk mitigation
Represent EcoHealth Alliance at international and domestic conferences, in-country meetings, and other venues
Work effectively with in-country and other collaborators
Serve as a spokesperson for EcoHealth Alliance at conferences, scientific and public meetings, in the media, and through lectures
Assist with writing high quality scientific manuscripts for publication and reports (technical and general for the lay public)
Manage personal EcoHealth Alliance timesheets and credit card reports
Participate in other projects and tasks as required or assigned by supervisor
Minimum of a master's degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, social science or related field
5 or more years of experience conducting health research (including study design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses, and reporting writing)
3 or more years of project management experience including ability to set and meet deadlines, and manage financial accountability requirements
Experience collaborating on large teams with members from diverse backgrounds
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Fluency in R
Experience working with Institutional Review Board (IRB) clearances
Subject matter expertise in global public health, epidemiology, and social sciences
Experience conducting health research in resource-constrained environments
Record of peer-reviewed publications
Content knowledge on zoonotic diseases
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Ability to read, write, and speak a second language
The position is based at EcoHealth Alliance’s headquarters in New York City. EcoHealth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer offering 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
HOW TO APPLY: Email a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only in PDF format (“first last.pdf”) containing: (a) cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to email@example.com with "BEHAVIORAL RISK ASSOCIATE 2018" 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.
Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!
Internal Number: BR Research Associate
About EcoHealth Alliance
EcoHealth Alliance is an international nonprofit dedicated to a 'One Health' approach to protecting the health of people, animals and the environment from emerging infectious diseases. The organization formed with the merger of two highly respected organizations, Wildlife Trust and the Consortium for Conservation Medicine. The urgent concern for wildlife conservation and the overall health of our planet has led EcoHealth Alliance to become an environmental science and public health leader working to prevent pandemics in global hotspot regions across the globe and to promote conservation.