Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Scientist & Project Coordinator

EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a research scientist to work closely with our science and outreach team to help ensure the smooth development and coordination of research projects on zoonotic disease epidemiology and emergence. This New York-based position is ideal for a PhD graduate with a passion for international research focused on the spillover of emerging viral zoonoses, strong writing and analytical skills, and a desire to manage research projects in an exciting science-based NGO. Responsibilities include project coordination, study design development and implementation, data collection and analyses; drafting manuscripts, grants, and reports; preparing presentations; managing collaboration among scientists; and 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 under EcoHealth Alliance’s Vice President for Science and Outreach in managing zoonotic disease research projects abroad
Provide research, programmatic, and administrative support to EcoHealth Alliance’s Vice President for Science and Outreach
Write scientific manuscripts, project reports, and white papers
Develop new funding proposals
Work with partners to ensure project performance in line with programmatic goals and project budgets as well as invoicing, payments, and accounting
Work with EcoHealth Alliance scientists to develop new scientific research projects on pandemic preparedness and emerging infectious disease epidemiology
Domestic and international travel to support project activities
Outreach to donors, potential collaborators, and other institutions at conferences, scientific meetings, and public meetings

PhD in infectious disease epidemiology or related field (research experience with zoonotic disease preferred) or equivalent work experience
Quantitative analysis, experience with R, and database skills
Demonstrated writing and research skills
Experience working on international projects funded by US Federal agencies is an advantage
Program management experience highly valuable
Experience with international research projects Southeast Asia 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, team oriented 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

Send an email with a single attachment in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to with “S&O EPIDEMIOLOGY RESEARCH SCIENTIST JOB APPLICATION” in the subject line. 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. 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 inquiries will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Only appropriately qualified candidates will be contacted. Closing date for this position: Jul 8th, 2022.


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 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 of and deeply committed to being an equal opportunity employer. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website:


Non academic
EcoHealth Alliance
New York
United States
Closing date
July 8th, 2022
Posted on
June 9th, 2022 15:13
Last updated
June 9th, 2022 15:13