June 8, 2020

Zoonotic Disease Project Manager and Research Scientist

EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a project manager and research scientist to work closely with our science team to help ensure the smooth planning, development, and coordination of research projects on zoonotic disease ecology and surveillance in India, Malaysia, and other locations. This New York-based position is ideal for a recent PhD, 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 and providing some administrative support. The position will be based in New York City and occasional travel may be required.


  • Collaborate with EcoHealth Alliance partners and associates to assist EcoHealth Alliance’s Vice President for Science and Outreach in managing zoonotic disease research projects in Malaysia, India, and elsewhere.
  • Provide research, programmatic, and administrative support to the EcoHealth Alliance’s Vice President for Science and Outreach.
  • Draft and submit federal, foundation, and other funding applications, reports, and contracts
  • Work with partners to ensure project performance in line with programmatic goals and project budgets as well as 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.


  • Minimum Masters degree in Life Sciences, 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 and in India and Malaysia a plus
  • 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

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 in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with “2020 ZOONOTIC DISEASE RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER AND RESEARCH SCIENTIST JOB APPLICATION” in the subject line. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be reviewed. 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. Only appropriate candidates will be contacted.
If you would like to be considered for more than one job position, please indicate that in your cover letter and list your order of preference. Applications must be submit by July 15, 2020 for consideration.

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!