Current Research Staff and Postdoctoral Job Opportunities

A number of opportunities to work alongside CHERISH investigators, Research Affiliates, staff, and esteemed colleagues are currently available. Please contact [email protected] to add an open position at your institution to this page.


There are currently no listings for Weill Cornell Medicine.


 

POSITION: Research Programmer, Full-time

Position Description: The Syndemics Team at Boston Medical Center is seeking a Research Programmer to design, build, analyze, and modify programming systems for the evaluation of infectious disease public policy; including implementing, testing, and documenting code. Simulation models will be designed and implemented in C++ and R. Responsibilities include working closely with principal investigators to develop model specifications, new modules for existing simulation models, and designing new simulation models.

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Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or related field.
  • Master’s degree is preferred but not required.
  • Experience in a research role preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Required:

  • Cultural sensitivity and a commitment to working in and contributing to an inclusive and supportive workplace for all.
  • 1+ year of experience in programming with compiled and scripting languages (e.g. C++, R).
  • 1+ year of experience in object-oriented programming.
  • 1+ year of experience in developing on Unix-like systems.
  • Experience with version control.
  • Quick to learn new technologies and scientific concepts and understand complex model/software dynamics.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to act professionally at all levels.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Organizational ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and to prioritize duties.
  • Must be able to maintain strict protocols of all confidential or sensitive .information.

Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience in programming simulation models such as Monte Carlo Simulation.
  • Experience with software build process.
  • Experience with computer clusters and parallel processing.
  • Experience with SQL.
  • Familiarity with probability theory.
  • Interest in science and/or public health.
  • Experience working in an academic research environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new data analysis tools for researchers.
  • Work closely with principal investigators to develop simulation model specifications.
  • Design and implement new modules for current simulation models to address new problems and requirements of each project.
  • Design and implement new simulation models using C++ and R.
  • Debug and test the simulation models.
  • Provide detailed documentation and flowcharts for simulation models and explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Develop within Unix and unix-like systems.
  • Develop code that can be employed across a distributed computing cluster at BU
  • Use version control for a research group that has multiple users.
  • Assist researchers with software-related questions and problem solving.
  • Attend research group meetings as required and participate in result interpretation discussions.
  • Utilize the hospital’s behavioral standards as the basis for decision-making and to facilitate the hospital’s goals and mission.
  • Follow established hospital infection control and safety procedures.

To apply: Interested candidates should apply HERE. Please contact Caroline Savitzky ([email protected]) with questions.


POSITION: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Full-time

Position Description: The research team led by Brandon Marshall, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, at Brown University is hiring a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate actively in two new NIH-funded studies. Candidates with a strong background in project management, rigorous training in epidemiological methods (e.g., geospatial analyses, longitudinal data analysis, machine learning methods) and/or clinical trials are highly desired.

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Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD, ScD, or DrPH in epidemiology or a related field in public health.
  • Significant research experience as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications is required.
  • Demonstrated interest in substance use epidemiology, overdose prevention, opioid use disorder, and/or harm reduction interventions is also required.
  • Prior experience working with people who use drugs is preferred.
  • Persons with a strong background in project management, rigorous training in epidemiological methods (e.g., geospatial analyses, longitudinal data analysis, machine learning methods) and/or clinical trials are highly desired.

To apply: Interested candidates should apply HERE. Please contact Brandon Marshall ([email protected]) with questions.


POSITION: Associate Research Scientist, Full-time

Position Description: The Associate Research Scientist will work closely with Dr. Jennifer McNeely from the Department of Population Health, Section on Tobacco, Alcohol & Drug Use at NYU Grossman School of Medicine to develop a NIH-funded research portfolio focused on improving the identification and treatment of addiction in general medical settings.

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Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, Dr PH, ScD, DBA). This position is well suited for a recent PhD.
  • Training and/or experience in public health, health services research, sociology or psychology.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation and preparation of study findings for publication.
  • Make significant contributions to scientific papers. Is a resource/author/co-author for reports and presentations.
  • Assist with the development of grant proposals.
  • Oversee data registries, including ensuring the quality and completeness of research data.
  • Conduct qualitative research interviews with medical staff and patients and assist with analysis.
  • Assist with study design and implementation of newly funded projects.
  • Identify and participate in the resolution of potential and actual problems in study operations and participant activities.
  • Serve as a liaison between all involved stakeholders for multi-institutional collaborative projects; ensure effective ongoing communications with all collaborators.
  • Represent the research team at meetings and conferences.
  • Maintain/enhance professional growth and development through participation in seminars, professional affiliations, and internal training sessions to keep abreast of trends in the fields of clinical research and addiction.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

To apply: Send a statement of interest and curriculum vitae to Noa Appleton ([email protected]).

 


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POSITION:

Post Doc Scholar, Full-time

Position Description:

The Computational Epidemiology Lab in the College of Public Health, The Ohio State University seeks a candidate who will support two federal-funded projects focused on COVID-19 vaccinations and health equity and be the lead person in the lab on working with datasets and developing tools on the Innovate Ohio Platform.

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Responsibilities:

The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Ayaz Hyder and may be asked to supervise a student research assistant for the projects.

  • (50%) Data analytics work related to funded projects, including data collection, processing, analysis, visualization, interpretation, reporting, and documentation (of code and results and developing tutorial materials and videos in using dashboards).
  • (20%) Working in the IOP environment including managing Shiny R server and other dashboards, performing analysis on IOP and setting up computational workflows between IOP and OSU/Ohio Supercomputing Center systems
  • (15%) Supervising and mentoring research assistant, participating in research group meetings, preparing presentations, and participating in writing of manuscripts.
  • (15%) Community engagement activities including meetings, focus groups, presentations and facilitating engagement activities with data providers and/or end users of various data analytics- and model-based tools developed in the research group.

Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

PhD Doctoral training in public health, data analytics, geography, computer science or related fields.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have a background in developing and maintaining interactive dashboards using ShinyR, spatial analysis, time-series analysis, descriptive analysis, data visualization, working with GIS data, developing tutorial materials and videos in using dashboards, working in a fast-paced environment, and managing multiple dashboard projects. Additional experience in SQL, managing a Shiny server and working with highly sensitive health data will be highly desirable.

To apply: Read the full announcement and application details here.


 

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POSITION:

Public Health Advisor, Temporary (up to 2 years)

Position Description:

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is hiring Public Health Advisors at different levels of experience to meet a growing demand for prevention, intervention, and substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health Advisors will perform functions such as program administration, policy and data analysis, and budget and legislative analysis.

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Responsibilities:

Program Administration

  • Plan and administer a comprehensive public health program, such as:
    • Establishing program goals, objectives, and requirements;
    • Performing program oversight functions such as ensuring service delivery, program surveillance, quality assurance, and maintaining partnerships; and
    • Providing technical assistance such as outreach, training, and reporting.
  • Collaborate with local, State, other Federal governments such tribal and territories, and other stakeholder groups.
  • Manage administration of the grant cycle from application to closing, including ensuring that grant requirements are met, and payments are appropriate.
  • Understand and assure program compliance with applicable federal regulations related to medications for opioid use disorders.
  • Develop and monitor implementation of program compliance requirements.
  • Conduct assessments and compliance reviews, negotiate, and approve corrective actions, as needed.

Policy and Data Analysis

  • Collect and analyze data to address complex policy and program needs including leveraging data visualization techniques and statistical programming packages (SAS, STATA, R).
  • Develop and monitor program metrics.
  • Develop and/or recommend policies, policy changes, program intervention, prevention, and/or control strategies based on data analysis.
  • Establish and maintain an integrated system of information gathering and reporting tools.
  • Prepare reports evaluating policy outcomes and program operations and compliance.

 Budget and Legislative Analysis

  • Support CSAT’s budgetary activities; including funding plan development and execution of CSAT grants and contracts.
  • Write, review, and support the publication of CSAT content in the SAMHSA budget, congressional reports, and other publications.
  • Review, distribute, and track proposed legislation and congressional inquiries.

Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

  • These positions are being filled through Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and are open to all US Citizens. As such, all applicants who meet the OPM Public Health Advisor requirements and the minimum specialized experience qualifications stated in this announcement will be referred to hiring managers for further consideration.
  • These are temporary excepted service positions at grade level (GS) GS-9 thru 13. This appointment is for up to 2 years.
  • Telework/remote work is available/required depending on the status of the COVID 19 pandemic and the specific role being filled.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of public health, substance use disorder treatment particularly opioid use disorders, health policy, social work, and/or health care administration
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Data analysis, statistical analysis, and/or data visualization
  • Ability to conceptualize, organize, and prioritize work

To apply: Read the full announcement, qualifications, and application details here.

 


POSITION: Senior Statistician-Economist, Full-time

Position Description: The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is seeking to hire a full-time Senior Statistician-Economist to join the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP). The role will perform complex professional statistical work.

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Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Adaptation of mathematical/statistical models for novel analyses of data.
  • Independent consultation with principal investigators.
  • Plan statistical analysis for research projects with complex designs.
  • Decide appropriate statistical analyses.
  • Write programming code as necessary to conduct analyses.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to write journal-quality manuscripts. Please attach any relevant job papers or other writing samples to your application.
  • At least four years of professional statistical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience conducting economic research, including cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analyses.
  • Experience in health, mental health, or substance use-related research.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and an ability to present findings before an audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct statistical analyses using STATA, SAS, or similar statistical software packages.

Preferred, but not required:

  • Doctorate in economics or a closely related field.
  • Experience analyzing data from Medicaid data, Electronic Health Records, or data from other government systems (e.g. criminal justice).

To apply: Interested candidates should apply HERE. Please contact Dr. Darren Urada ([email protected]) with questions. 


 

POSITION: Professional Research Assistant, Full-time

Position Description: The Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking a Professional Research Assistant who will work alongside the principal investigator and several team members in several states in the analytic aspects of research including data management, advanced statistical analyses, and simulation modeling. This position will be with the Barocas Lab, an innovative, interdisciplinary research program that is aimed at studying the intersection of infectious diseases, substance use disorders, and social determinants of health.

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Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. BA/BS in analytic area such as mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, statistics/data science, preferred. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in foundations of epidemiology
  • Master’s in epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, or computer science preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of advanced mathematics (such as calculus)
  • Database software expertise (proficient or advanced) including but not limited to R, STATA, or SAS, and RedCap
  • Experience with C++, python

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct deep and thorough review of subject literature
  • Import datasets into a variety of software applications, perform data cleaning
  • Analyze epidemiologic and administrative data using basic and advanced statistical methodologies; interpret results for investigators and prepare reports
  • Synthesize multiple forms of evidence to estimate parameters for simulation modeling
  • Use an established computer simulation model to perform cost-effectiveness analyses
  • Interpret model results to draw conclusions about intervention sustainability and cost-effectiveness
  • Write and edit manuscripts at various stages of development
  • Maintain project records and ensure adherence to established timelines
  • Balance multiple competing priorities and tasks
  • Prepare and coordinate applications to IRBs
  • Track progress of IRB approvals and continued reporting
  • Assist with project documentation, reporting, presentations, and preparation of manuscripts
  • Maintain and update project and regulatory files, as necessary
  • Developing standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Collaborating with researchers at other institutions and with government officials
  • Administrative tasks
  • Attend multidisciplinary meetings and work groups

Computer Skills Needed

  • Excellent computer literacy including experience with Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook) and applications such as Zoom.
  • Database software experience (proficient or advanced) such as, but not limited to, R, STATA, SAS, C++, or python as well as RedCap.

Salary Range: $35,600 to $76,000

To apply: Application materials include a cover letter, resume/CV, and a list of references. View more details and submit the application here.

 


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POSITION: Post-doctoral Associate, Full-time

Position Description: The Global Mental Health and Addiction Science in Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a Post-doctoral Associate interested in addiction science, global mental health, peer recovery, and/or stigma research.

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This role offers numerous opportunities for publications in the areas of HIV, substance use, and global mental health including:

  • A hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of a lay counselor delivered behavioral intervention for substance use and HIV medication adherence in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Two trials evaluating mental health and substance use stigma reduction interventions among community health workers and peers in South Africa
  • A Baltimore-based HEAL Initiative trial examining a peer-delivered behavioral activation intervention in methadone treatment

Opportunities to engage in independent data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing will be available and encouraged. This fellowship has the potential to lead to a faculty position depending on the candidate’s ability to develop their own clinical research portfolio, teaching and supervision interests, and interest in collaborating on existing funded projects.

The position will be based at the University of Maryland, College Park, the flagship campus of the University of Maryland, located 5 miles outside of Washington DC, and 30 miles from Baltimore. The anticipated start date is flexible from July 2022 through Sept 2022.

Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

The postdoctoral associate should have completed the requirements for their PhD in psychology, public health, or a related behavioral sciences field.

Preferably, the candidate would have experience in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including longitudinal data analysis, and interest in peer-delivered interventions, HIV, and/or stigma reduction.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

A successful candidate would have a strong publication history and record of securing external funding, excellent social, organizational, writing and data analysis skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external partners.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities may include but are not limited to data analysis and manuscript preparation, grant preparation, research staff supervision and mentorship, and clinical supervision (if applicable).

Supervised clinical hours for licensure will be available and focused on treating underserved, minority individuals with substance use, mental health, and co-occurring health conditions, including opportunities for integrated primary care.

To apply: Email application materials and inquiries to Dr. Jessica Magidson ([email protected]) with the subject heading, “GMH and Addiction Post-Doc Application.”

Include in your application:

  1. Copy of your CV
  2. Cover letter describing fit with the position and relevant experience, research/career goals, and available start date
  3. Writing sample, preferably a first-authored manuscript
  4. Names/contact information of three professional references

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with a preferred submission by January 1, 2022.