December 4, 2018
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 ecology and epidemiology including interacting with teams in South Africa conducting the research on soil science, vegetation ecology, entomology, climate and weather, human exposure, and animal risk for disease outbreaks. Additionally, the Research Assistant will work with a Senior Research Scientist on analyses of pathogen transmission within and among wildlife populations, livestock, and humans 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 PREDICT-2 projects, including: the collection of data from literature, data curation, data quality assurance, mediating collaborations between EcoHealth Alliance and local partners in various countries, and data analysis; as well as assistance in writing manuscripts, grants, and preparing presentations. The research assistant will be expected to participate in weekly meetings to ensure progress is being made on research activities. 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 Senior Research Scientist and overseen by the Executive Vice President for Health and Policy of EcoHealth Alliance.
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 email@example.com with “EHA DECEMBER 2018 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. All inquires will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted.
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