August 12, 2020
EcoHealth Alliance seeks a highly-organized, collaborative, and self-driven research assistant to help ensure the smooth planning and execution of EcoHealth Alliance’s research on the dynamics of Rift Valley fever virus and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus ecology and epidemiology. This is a One Health position and will involve interacting with teams working on vegetation ecology, entomology, climate and weather, public health, and veterinary health aspects of research and policy. The Research Assistant will interact with researchers working in Tanzania, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and other U.S.-based and international collaborators. The Research Assistant will work with the Principal Scientist, Vector-Borne Diseases on analyses of pathogen transmission within and among wildlife populations, livestock, and people with data from other collaborating countries. The Research Assistant’s primary duties will include supporting EcoHealth Alliance’s Rift Valley Fever Virus Project (RVFVP) and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Project (CCHFVP), including: the collection of data from literature, data curation, data quality assurance, supporting collaborations between EcoHealth Alliance and local partners in various countries; assistance in writing manuscripts, grants, and preparing presentations; and assisting with the preparation of reports, procuring and maintaining approvals and permits; and other project administrative tasks. The Research Assistant will be expected to participate in weekly meetings. The Research Assistant will also provide necessary administrative support to the supervisor and to other staff as required. The Research Assistant will be based at EcoHealth Alliance headquarters in New York and will be supervised by the Principal Scientist, Vector-Borne Diseases and overseen by the Executive Vice President for Health and Policy of EcoHealth Alliance. Some domestic and international travel may be required.
At EcoHealth Alliance, our vision is a workplace with a diverse and talented staff where people want to come, to stay, do their best work, and grow. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote our staff without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or socioeconomic status. This position is based at EcoHealth Alliance in New York City. EcoHealth Alliance offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. EcoHealth Alliance is proud and deeply committed to being an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply:
Send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format with (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to email@example.com with “2020 RVF/CCHF RESEARCH ASSISTANT” 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!