December 14, 2020
EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a research assistant to work on a two-year initiative to identify, develop, and help implement coordinated, multi-sectoral strategies to improve regional biosurveillance and biodefence in the Caucasus. This position is ideal for a recent MSc or MPH graduate with a passion for One Health, Global Health Security, international health policy, and/or risk-based approaches to prevent disease emergence. The candidate must have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include conducting systematic reviews and synthesizing large bodies of scientific knowledge and policy documents; drafting reports, presentations and manuscripts; managing collaborations between various U.S. and international scientists and other stakeholders; liaising with U.S. government funding agencies; assisting with the collection, cleaning, and analyses of data (spatial analysis or R programing experience a plus); and providing other administrative support for the project where needed. Experience working in the Caucasus countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia) or languages is a plus, but not required. This position is based in New York City with the possibility of some domestic or international travel, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this position may initially be remote. Required travel to office or elsewhere would be evaluated based upon business need and staff safety.
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 and will entail extensive domestic and international travel. 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 containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to email@example.com with “RESEARCH ASSISTANT – CAUCASUS” 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!