June 28, 2017

Research Associate

Job Description:

EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a highly-organized, collaborative, and self-driven Research Associate to work with our Global Behavioral Risk Surveillance team. This position is ideal for master’s degree recipients 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 lead to the emergence of infectious zoonotic disease pandemics. The analyses will be used to develop potential behavioral risk mitigation interventions. The Senior Behavioral Risk 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.



+ Analyze qualitative and quantitative data to understand behavioral risk factors that can lead to zoonotic disease emergence. 

Provide recommendations for behavioral risk mitigation interventions to prevent zoonotic disease emergence. 

Provide all necessary support to our Senior Behavioral Risk Surveillance Coordinator and Behavioral Risk Team as well as research and field staff through project management, meeting coordination, subcontractor management, financial accounting, and IRB compliance. 

Contribute to technical reports for 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. 



Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, social science or related fields. 

+ Experience working with global public health, epidemiology, and social sciences. 

Record of peer-reviewed publications. 

2 or more years of experience conducting research and analysis, study design, and both qualitative and quantitative analyses. 

2 or more years of project management experience including ability to set and meet deadlines, as well as manage within budgetary parameters and financial reporting. 

Experience conducting health research in resource-constrained environments. 

Strong organizational and writing skills. 

Excellent communication and analytical skills.

Fluency in spoken and written English.



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:

Send an email with 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 “Research Associate, Global Behavioral Risk Surveillance” 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!