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Receptionist

July 21, 2016

EcoHealth Alliance seeks a dynamic receptionist to serve as a front office contact and support successful office operation. The position will be responsible for the efficient management of specific office systems and facilities requirements, and to carry out administrative and programmatic functions for the program department. Additional responsibilities and tasks may be added as appropriate.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Facility Management: Assist in maintaining EHA headquarters in a professional condition, befitting an international organization. Oversee daily facility requirements regarding maintenance, repairs, cleaning services, recycling, storage, hospitality (meetings), supplies, purchasing, maintain kitchen area, and similar tasks. Additional tasks will include maintaining stock of medical, travel, and hardware supplies; communicating with vendors and placing orders.
  • Reception: Maintain reception services in a professional manner. Greet visitors to the office in a courteous and friendly manner. Be a welcoming voice and presence to EcoHealth Alliance visitors and callers. Be conversant with our mission, major programs, and current program initiatives to articulate these to the public, visitors, newly hired staff and others. Screen visitors for appropriate entry to EHA offices.
  • Organizational Systems: Maintain and coordinate facility wide systems for telephone, mail in and out, conference room scheduling, calendaring and internal email list management, and others. Provide minor technical support, as needed. Organize office equipment and keep track of company property.
  • Human Resources: Assist in maintaining the centralized employee files including job descriptions, benefit enrollment forms, support the recruitment and processing of new employees into the organization and similar human resource functions. Updating information boards in office with intern information.
  • Events: The receptionist will be required to place catering orders, set-up, maintain, and clean up after EcoHealth Alliance headquarters conference room meetings and events. Other events, such as monthly birthday celebrations, annual holiday parties, and additional functions will require receptionist assistance.

Other Duties

The receptionist will be expected to:

  • Manage personal EcoHealth Alliance timesheets and credit card reports.
  • Participate in other projects and tasks as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Provide support to other EcoHealth Alliance Teams including Finance, Development, and Programs.
  • Be responsible for regular feeding, watering, and care of office flora and fauna. Care of office pets will be taught to appropriate candidate.

Qualifications

  • Recent college graduate
  • Some administrative work in an office environment as well as experience purchasing supplies a plus
  • A friendly and professional demeanor
  • Strong sense of organization
  • Willingness to do hands-on facility management and able to lift paper reams and other supplies weighing up to 20lbs
  • Able to multitask and triage competing priorities
  • Comfortable around reptiles and snakes

The Receptionist’s performance will be assessed annually. Promotion and job description will be modified according to the annual evaluations. A key performance indicator would be a record of effectively supporting and promoting EcoHealth Alliance’s projects and core operations .

How to Apply:

Send an email as a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing (a) cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with "RECEPTIONIST 2016" 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 emails will not be evaluated. All inquiries will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!

Laboratory Scientist: Molecular Virology and Serology

June 28, 2016

EcoHealth Alliance seeks an adventurous, highly organized, collaborative and self-driven laboratory scientist with technical expertise in molecular virology to work internationally under our disease ecology and pandemic prevention programs. This position will be primarily focused on diagnostic testing, laboratory capacity building, and training in Liberia, one of our international project sites. The position offers an opportunity to join an interdisciplinary program and work within cutting edge international research projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing lab-based research, laboratory team development and management, and technical training of local personnel in molecular virology and serology techniques related to emerging disease detection under the USAID PREDICT program. The Lab Scientist will participate in project development, implementation, data analysis, and writing scientific manuscripts, reports and grants, working closely with both in-country science staff and EHA scientists in New York. The candidate should expect to spend a concentrated amount of time (approximately 60%) in Liberia in support of new and ongoing international field projects. When not traveling, the candidate will be based at EHA headquarters in New York City.

Responsibilities will include local oversight of the laboratory components of a large-scale, coordinated viral ecology project, while also training local lab technicians in real-time and conventional gel-based PCR techniques as well as serological assays. The Lab Scientist will help develop a cohesive lab team that will work with our field team to ensure safe, efficient sample handling, sample and information management, sample testing, and data management using existing project protocols. The Lab Scientist may also conduct training workshops and other capacity-building activities in the West Africa region including Sierra Leone and Guinea. The position will require interaction with local government officials and in-country US government personnel (e.g. US Embassy, USAID, CDC), often at a high level. Therefore, the successful candidate must have project management experience, maturity, diplomacy, and excellent interpersonal skills, as well as cultural awareness and sensitivity. The successful candidate will have experience working in resource poor settings as well as in well provisioned conditions, and a demonstrated aptitude for creative problem solving and working through logistical challenges. In addition to working in the aforementioned locations, the Lab Scientist should be prepared to support other EHA projects and programs as needed. The candidate will be expected to be proactive in developing collaborations both within EcoHealth Alliance and externally to both strengthen current projects and develop new research projects that fit with the mission and direction of EcoHealth Alliance.

Description and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Lead the development of a local laboratory technical team, in coordination with EHA’s PREDICT Country Coordinator and local field team, to safely and successfully handle test, and store biological samples according to project protocols.
  • Identify and train a small number of local individuals in BSL-2 safety, personal protection, PCR and serology techniques, sample management, data management, and data analysis, according to standard and project-specific SOPs.>
  • Assist with and develop other projects within the EcoHealth Alliance’s portfolio related to Emerging Infectious Diseases.
  • Act as a key liaison with in-country collaborators, US Government officials, including both scientists and policy-makers, and other partners.
  • Maintain and develop new relationships with local collaborators, including scientists and government officials.
  • Liaise with EcoHealth Alliance scientists to assist with development and planning of new avenues of scientific investigation.
  • Help generate quarterly and/or annual reports to funders.
  • Obtain necessary US and local permits and permissions, including ethical approval, to conduct research (e.g. IRB and IACUC) as well as to ship biological samples internationally.
  • Present research at scientific conferences, meetings, and EHA outreach.
  • International and domestic travel will be required to locations that may include the following: West and Northern Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and South and Central America. Expect to spend approximately 6-8 months per year in the field and the remainder of the time coordinating projects from the New York headquarters. Initially, the applicant should expect to spend 6-10 weeks continuously in Liberia working to establish a laboratory team and assist the Country Coordinator in preparing for and conducting field activities.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master’s degree (doctoral degree preferred) in molecular virology, microbiology, or related laboratory science field. Must have experience working with RNA viruses. Completed post-doctoral training is desirable.
  • Minimum of three years international laboratory experience related to the study of infectious disease.
  • Minimum of two years project management experience.
  • Willing to travel internationally for extended periods of time.
  • Previous experience training international laboratory teams mandatory.
  • International experience managing projects in West Africa is desirable.
  • Previous experience writing grant applications and with grant administration is desirable.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English (proficiency in additional languages is a plus).
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Proven ability work independently under challenging field conditions.
  • A strong sense of team spirit and collaboration.
  • A sense of humor.
  • An understanding of the One Health framework and links between human and animal health and ecosystems.

EcoHealth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that offers 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:

Send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing (a) cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with "EHA 2016 LAB 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 emails will not be evaluated. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EcoHealth Alliance is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly only if selected as a candidate.

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!

Field Veterinarian: Epidemiology/Disease Ecology

June 28, 2016

EcoHealth Alliance seeks an adventurous, highly organized, collaborative and self-driven veterinary epidemiologist to work internationally under our disease ecology and pandemic prevention programs. This position offers an opportunity to join an interdisciplinary program staff and work within a variety of cutting edge international research projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing field-based research under a variety of global programs related to emerging diseases, wildlife trade, and reducing pandemic risk, including, but not limited to the USAID PREDICT program. The Field Veterinarian will participate in project development and implementation, data analysis, scientific manuscript and report writing, and grant writing. The candidate should expect to spend between significant amounts of time (5-7) months travelling internationally in support of new and ongoing international field projects. When not travelling, the candidate will be based at EHA headquarters in New York City.

Responsibilities will include working with, and in some cases developing, local field teams to conduct biological surveillance and research related to zoonotic pathogens in wildlife, lifestock, and human populations. Prior experience working with free-ranging bats, nonhuman primates, or rodents is desired, but not necessary. The Field Veterinarian will coordinate and run trainings workshops and other capacity-building activities in various partner countries. International locations may include countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, West Africa, Egypt, and Jordan. The position will also require interaction with local government officials and in-country US government personnel (e.g. US Embassy, USAID, CDC), often at high level. Therefore, the successful candidate must have maturity, diplomacy, and excellent interpersonal skills, as well as cultural awareness and sensitivity. The successful candidate will have experience working under challenging field conditions and a demonstrated aptitude for creative problem solving and working through logistical challenges. In addition to working in the aforementioned locations, the Field Veterinarian should be prepared to support other EHA projects and programs as needed. The candidate will be expected to be proactive in developing collaborations both within EcoHealth Alliance and externally to both strengthen current projects and develop new research projects that fit with the mission and direction of EcoHealth Alliance.

Description and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Refine, expand, and develop EHA field programs in zoonotic disease research.
  • Implement the safe, ethical and humane collection of high-quality wildlife, domestic animal, or human biological samples in partner countries with local collaborators, according to established protocols.>
  • Ensure best practices in appropriate safety, personal protection, and safe and humane animal handling practices by EHA field personnel through training and periodic re-training.
  • Assist with and develop other projects within the EcoHealth Alliance’s portfolio related to Emerging Infectious Diseases.
  • Act as the key liaison with in-country collaborator, including both scientists and policy-makers.
  • Maintain and develop new relationships with local collaborators, including government officials.
  • Help generate quarterly and/or annual reports to funders.
  • Obtain necessary US and local permits and permissions, including ethical approval, to conduct research (e.g. IRB and IACUC), animal sampling, as well as to ship biological samples internationally.
  • Have responsibility for some grant management and program coordination.
  • Present research at scientific conferences, meetings, and EHA outreach events.
  • International and domestic travel will be required to locations that may include the following: Europe, West and Northern Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and South and Central America. Expect to spend approximately 5-7 months per year in the field and the remainder of the time coordinating projects from the New York headquarters.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in Veterinary Medicine. Additional Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related sciences with a focus on infectious disease is a plus.
  • Minimum of three years international field experience related to the study of infectious disease and including the collection of biological samples from free-ranging wildlife (experience in the aforementioned EHA project locations and with bats, rodents or nonhuman primates is a plus).
  • Understanding of molecular biology/some lab experience a plus.
  • Previous experience writing grant applications and with grant administration.
  • Previous experience training international teams mandatory.
  • Willing to travel internationally for long periods of time.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English (proficiency in additional languages is a plus).
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Proven ability to work independently under challenging field conditions.
  • A strong sense of team spirit and collaboration.
  • A sense of humor.
  • An understanding of the One Health framework and links between human and animal health and ecosystems.

EcoHealth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that offers 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:

Send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing (a) cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with "EHA 2016 FIELD 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 emails will not be evaluated. All inquiries will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!

Environmental Economics Post-Doc or Recent Graduate

June 24, 2016

EcoHealth Alliance seeks an organized, self-motivated Post Doc or recent graduate for our economics and disease emergence programs. The successful candidate would be expected to liaise closely with EcoHealth Alliance scientists to evaluate the economic damages associated with emerging pandemics, and the costs of controlling and preventing them. This work follows on from recent publications (e.g. Pike et al., PNAS 2014) and will focus on the linkages among wildlife trade, land use change, and pandemic risk. Responsibilities of the Economics Post Doc or recent graduate will include performing statistical analyses on large data sets, data mining and literature reviews, costing of disease impacts and control programs, and designing and running simulations of theoretical models that integrate economics and ecology. The candidate must be self-motivated and proactive in seeking to collaborate on current projects and designing new research projects that fit with the mission and direction of EcoHealth Alliance.

Description and Responsibilities

Reporting to the President this position will:

  • Mine relevant economic, qualitative, or other sources including grey literature and field observations to construct unique data sets for analysis.
  • Provide modeling and analytical support for EcoHealth Alliance programs.
  • Develop quantitative scientific information regarding trends and changes in land use and wildlife trade that lead to disease emergence.
  • Design surveys to explore the economic and other drivers of disease emergence.
  • Become familiar with and keep up-to-date on the relevant scientific and/or policy literature and to synthesize and disseminate that information for EcoHealth Alliance and other scientists, as well as collaborators, and the general public.
  • Provide detailed background for relevant projects.
  • Participate with manuscript writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals and reports for general audiences.
  • Have responsibility for some grant management (including writing, proposal preparation, and reporting) and program coordination.
  • Use independent judgment and scientific expertise to plan and prioritize an ambitious workload and set day-to-day priorities for meeting project goals and deadlines.
  • Participate in scientific conferences and working groups.
  • Be fully responsible for relevant work planning, data gathering, creating data sharing agreements, and analyses.

Qualifications

  • Candidate should be a Post-Doc or recent graduate.
  • Degree in disease ecology, epidemiology, public health, or a related field.
  • Must have experience and familiarity with general economic principles.
  • Demonstrated excellence in scientific data analyses and in oral and written communication of scientific concepts to both technical and general audiences.
  • An understanding of life sciences and emerging diseases.
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Intellectual agility and comfort with working across disciplines and learning new skills.
  • Ability to work independently, manage time efficiently, and collaborate effectively with diverse colleagues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interest in interpreting research findings for policy applications.
  • Experience in presenting at scientific conferences.
  • A passion for the environmental, a commitment to rigorous analysis, creativity (and a dose of pragmatism) in the real-world application of scientific theory to practice, and knowledge of relevant environmental and economic policy issues.
  • Willingness to travel if needed for the position.
  • Skill with using Microsoft Office, EndNote, and open source statistical software, preferably R.

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:

Send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing (a) cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with "ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC RESEARCH ASSISTANT 2016" 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 emails will not be evaluated. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EcoHealth Alliance is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly only if selected as a candidate.

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!

PREDICT Senior Behavioral Risk Coordinator – EHA Senior Scientist in Social Science/Public Policy

May 3, 2016

EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a senior-level leader with a PH.D. in social science, public policy or a related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience managing international research and field programs related to infectious disease risk in people. This is a leadership position at a rapidly growing New York-based NGO with programs around the world in health, conservation and international development.

Description and Responsibilities

This is a senior position reporting to the President of EcoHealth Alliance. The successful candidate will:

  • Collaboratively design, execute and direct all behavioral risk investigation and analysis for the USAID-funded PREDICT program.
  • Identify potential behavioral mitigation strategies of relevance to policy at the governmental agency and industry level.
  • Report regularly to the PREDICT Management Team consisting of PREDICT program leads, members of the PREDICT institutional consortium, and the USAID project management staff.
  • Design, seek funding for, manage and coordinate other EcoHealth Alliance programs to examine risk factors and patterns associated with transmission of infectious diseases from animals to humans and/or among people.
  • Identify potential behavioral mitigation strategies of relevance to policy at the governmental agency and industry level.
  • Ensure all projects assigned are performed efficiently, and that reporting requirements are met and surpassed.
  • Manage staff locally and internationally including oversight of social science and behavioral research, public policy mitigation development, and surveillance activities.
  • Manage, design, and develop Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, Inter-institutional Agreements (IIAs), and survey questionnaires.
  • Enable EcoHealth Alliance to set institutional direction and achieve the next level of scientific research and funding.

Qualifications/Experience Required

  • Minimum of Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Public Policy or a related field.
  • A collaborative, diplomatic, proven team leader with 3+ years’ experience managing international projects, office and field staff, research programs, and outreach.
  • Significant experience designing, seeking funding and IRB approval for, and managing human epidemiological and/or social science research programs, including observational study design, survey implementation, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Ability to assess and address stakeholder needs collaboratively and successfully.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with international organizations, NGO or PVO partners, host country governments (including senior government officials), and U.S. Government Agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds to support research goals.
  • A significant scientific portfolio with major publications in the social sciences, public health, or biology.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Evidence of collegiality and teamwork among peers.
  • Experience working in developing countries.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with fluency in English.
  • Strong desire to work with senior management to grow EcoHealth Alliance and its organizational reputation for excellence in science, policy, and capacity building around the world.

The position is based at EcoHealth Alliance in New York City and will entail extensive domestic and international travel. EcoHealth Alliance offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and 403(b) pension plan. EcoHealth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org

How to Apply:

Send an email with a single attachment in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with "SENIOR BEHAVIORAL RISK JOB APPLICATION" in the subject line. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be reviewed. No formal text is required within the body of the email, since emails will not be evaluated. All inquiries will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Only appropriately qualified candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!

Program Assistant

February 26, 2016

EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a program assistant to ensure the smooth planning, development, and execution of projects investigating the dynamics and spread of emerging infectious diseases in wildlife, humans, and domestic animals. This position is ideal for a recent BS or BA graduate with an interest in emerging infectious disease and who wants to work in an exciting NGO that runs international research and conservation programs. The Program Assistant will provide all necessary support to the Director of Federal Grants and Programs as well as to other program, research, and field staff.

Description and Responsibilities

The Program Assistant will:

  • Draft contracts and track and process subsequent invoices;
  • Assist in preparation of program and financial reports;
  • Set up meetings, including drafting agendas and taking minutes;
  • Coordinate travel;
  • Assist with regular communications with EcoHealth Alliance partners, consultants, and other collaborators;
  • Occasionally assist with grant applications and proposals.

Qualifications

  • Highly organized with a sense of team spirit and diplomacy;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Experience in administrative duties in non-profit, academic, government, or equivalent position is desirable, and foreign language skills are a plus (e.g., Mandarin, Cantonese, or Bengali).

EcoHealth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. The position is based at EHA headquarters in New York City (Manhattan). Some travel may be required. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org

How to Apply:

Send an email a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only ("first last.pdf") in PDF format containing with (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with "PROGRAM ASSISTANT SPRING 2016" 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 emails will not be evaluated. All inquires will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!

Internships at EcoHealth Alliance

January 5, 2016

Thank you for your interest in an internship with EcoHealth Alliance.  We accept interns throughout the year based on our project needs.  Internships are typically based at our NYC headquarters and are unpaid.

To be considered for an internship, please email the following materials to intern@ecohealthalliance.org with "internship" in the subject line.

  • Statement of interest (include time availability)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance.