April 20, 2018

Research Scientist, Modeling and Analytics

EcoHealth Alliance seeks a creative and analytically-minded research scientist with strong quantitative skills to support our Modeling and Analytics team. The research scientist will work closely with our team of scientists and staff on multiple projects related to disease emergence, antimicrobial resistance, land-use change, and conservation. The research scientist will work as part of the USAID-supported PREDICT project, as a member of the Modeling & Analytics team. Responsibilities of the research scientist include performing statistical analyses, assembling and curating data sets, building and maintaining R packages and analysis pipelines, performing literature reviews, and writing scientific publications and government reports. The candidate must be self-motivated, proactive, and willing and able to help design new research projects that fit with the mission and direction of EcoHealth Alliance. The candidate must be collaborative and comfortable working in a team-based environment.

Reporting to the Vice President for Research and the Senior Research Scientist, the Research Scientist will:

  • Assemble, clean, combine, and curate data sets from large, heterogenous sources
  • Perform statistical analyses and develop epidemiological models to understand and make predictions about disease emergence and evaluate potential interventions
  • Produce data visualizations
  • Collaborate in writing scientific publications and technical reports
  • Produce well-documented, reproducible research pipelines to enable reuse of models and data sets
  • Support creating and maintaining R packages
  • Support training of other team members
  • Participate in other projects and tasks as required or assigned by supervisor


  • B.A. or B.S. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology Environmental Health, Infectious Disease Ecology, Statistics or Data Science or related field at the time of starting the position
  • Strong quantitative, statistical, and computational skills
  • Demonstrated creativity in data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to self-teach new software tools and statistical methods
  • Knowledge of open source statistical software, including R
  • Strong eye for detail and a passion scientific rigor and reproducibility
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill
  • Strong data management and project management skills


  • Ph.D., M.A., or at least two years work experience in a related field
  • Experience in working across diverse disciplines
  • Experience in statistical analysis and modeling in ecology, public health and infectious diseases
  • Knowledge and experience of GIS and spatial analyses
  • Knowledge and experience of databases
  • Knowledge and experience in methods of reproducible research, such as package creation, automated workflows, and containerization
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

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 “EHA 2018 M&A RESEARCH SCIENTIST” in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to include links to publications or online portfolios of work. 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!