March 8, 2018

Research Scientist


EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a project manager/research scientist to work closely with our science team to help ensure the smooth planning, development, and coordination of two international research projects on zoonotic disease ecology and surveillance in India and Malaysia. This New York-based position is ideal for a recent MS or MPH graduate with a passion for studying the spillover of emerging (esp. bat-borne) viral zoonoses and other infectious diseases, strong writing and analytical skills, and who wants manage research projects in an exciting NGO that runs international programs. Responsibilities include assisting with the collection and analyses of data; drafting manuscripts, grants, and reports; preparing presentations; managing collaboration among scientists at EHA, in India, and in Malaysia; and providing administrative support. The position will be based in NYC, and occasional travel may be required.



  • Collaborate with EcoHealth Alliance partners and associates to assist EcoHealth Alliance’s Vice President for Science and Outreach (EHA VP) in managing two zoonotic disease research projects in Malaysia and India.
  • Provide research, programmatic, and administrative support to the EHA VP
  • Draft and submit grant and other funding applications, reports, and contracts
  • Work with partners to ensure efficient invoicing, payments, and accounting
  • Coordinate and take minutes on meetings and calls
  • Work with EcoHealth Alliance scientists to develop new scientific research projects on pandemic preparedness and emerging disease ecology
  • Assist with drafting scientific manuscripts for publication, presentations, and public reports
  • Assist Science, Research, and Development teams in investigating and applying for funding
  • Some assistance in outreach to donors, potential collaborators, and other institutions at conferences, scientific, and public meetings may be required


  • Masters degree in Life Sciences, Masters of Public Health, or related degree
  • Quantitative analysis, experience with R, and database skills
  • Demonstrated writing and research skills
  • 1-to-3 years’ experience working on projects funded by US Federal agencies as well as prior non-profit, academic, or equivalent positions
  • Program management experience highly valuable
  • Experience with international research projects is valuable
  • Must be self-driven and highly motivated, organized, and willing to perform both research and administrative duties
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a willingness to place team before self and a strong sense of diplomacy
  • Willingness to work some mornings and evenings according to international time zones
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

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:

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 with “Zoonotic Disease Research Project Manager/Research 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 only the attached document will be retained. 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!