March 31, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Data collectors

Organization: Edible School Yard

Posting date: March 22nd, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy is looking for several data collectors to help with an evaluation project in partnership with EdibleSchoolyard NYC. Those hired will work at PS 7 in East Harlem to photo document school lunch intake and help to administer surveys to students in grades K-8. Pay is $16/hr.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The data collection will take place from approximately 9:30am – 2:30pm over approximately 6 weekdays in April and May 2016. The tentative dates are included below. Preference will be shown for individuals available for all of the Primary and all or most of the Back-Up Dates. There will also be one mandatory training session on one of the following days, April 4th, 11th, or 15th from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Please use this link to enter your availability for all of the training dates and data collection dates. The actual training date will be selected after we have everyone’s availability.

QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be shown for individuals with experience working with children in schools and/or rowdy, cafeteria-like settings, those who are already finger-printed by the NYC Department of Education, and/or have experience with data collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please email Raynika Trent at rt2569@tc.columbia.edu with your resume and a brief statement on your interest in the position. Also make sure to enter all of the date(s) you are available for training, and the Data Collection Dates you are available between 9:30am and 2:30pm using this link. The deadline to apply has been extended to 5pm Friday, March 25, 2016.

Data Collection Dates/Primary Dates

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday, May, 10, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

 

Back-Up Dates

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

 

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Position: Program Coordinator

Organization: International Center of Excellence for Malaria in India

Posting date: March 25, 2016

Location: New York City

SUMMARY: We are seeking a dedicated Program Coordinator to work as part of an NIH-funded, multi-site team studying malaria in India. The Center is one of 10 NIH International Centers of Excellence for Malaria that form a network of sites across the malarious world (see http://www.niaid.nih.gov/LabsAndResources/resources/icemr/Pages/programOverview.aspx). The Coordinator will be based in New York City but travel frequently to India, including working in remote parts of the country.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of coordinating the program, including but not limited to: managing and coordinating the transfer of funds between the US and India; purchase and maintenance of scientific supplies at Indian sites; buying and importing scientific equipment; organizing and coordinating scientific meetings; organizing travel for collaborators; processing reimbursements; drafting project reports and budgets; keeping track of budgets; IRB protocol renewal, researching selected topics for proposals; data entry; and interacting with scientists and administrators in both the US and India.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a Masters degree (MPH preferred). Computer literacy and good oral and written communication skills also required. Candidates with experience in global public health, working in India as well as those fluent in Hindi and/or other Indian languages will be particularly welcome. The position is available immediately.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please e-mail a letter of interest and resume/CV to:

Lalitha Ramanathapuram, PhD, MPH

Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

New York University

12 Waverly Place

New York, NY 10003

Email: lalitharv@nyu.edu

Phone:1-212-992-9532 (USA)

 

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Position: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Policy & Research

Organization: The Common Wealth Fund

Posting date: March 29, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: The Research Associate reports to the Senior Vice President for Policy and Research and supports all of his efforts: The Senior Vice President for Policy and Research (SVP-PR) reports to the Executive Vice President for Programs and serves as a member of the Fund’s Executive Management Team (EMT). In this inherently cross cutting role the SVP-PR adds value to the organization’s work in all of its core areas. This includes working with other Fund staff to develop the research design of grant proposals and future publications as well as reviewing those proposals or publications.  The SVP-PR participates in deliberations about the Fund’s strategic direction, leads initiatives that are critical to the mission of the Fund, and contributes to Fund publications and journal articles as co-author or lead author with analyses based on findings from Fund surveys or external databases.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research Associate serves in both an administrative and research role. The position provides general administrative support to the SVP-PR and provides writing, editing and research in support of analysis of Fund sponsored surveys and policy analysis and public presentations. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provides research, data analysis and writing assistance to the SVP-PR. These responsibilities include compiling and analyzing data; creating report exhibits and presentations; and drafting and editing briefs, reports, and publications.
  • Drafts and assists with revisions to Fund reports, issue/data briefs, professional journal articles, and Congressional testimony; creates graphics to pair with text; proofreads and checks for data accuracy.
  • Develops presentation slides and handouts for the SVP-PR’s speaking engagements. May be called to attend engagement and provide meeting support.
  • Assists the SVP-PR in developing additional publications that focus upon specific areas of policy related to the Fund’s work. May be called upon to serve as co-author and lead-author on Fund issue/data briefs or reports.
  • Obtains and organizes data from various national/state data surveillance systems, published sources, online databases, and commissioned data runs.
  • Conducts complex data analysis using Excel spreadsheets and functions and prepares tables, charts, and graphs using PowerPoint.
  • Provides research support in the analysis of data from Fund-supported surveys. Assists in survey development, statistical analyses (using Excel, STATA, SAS, or equivalent statistical software), tables and chart preparation, and report writing.
  • Provides background research including literature reviews and Internet searches. Monitors journals, working papers, financial reports, surveys, and other information related to special projects.
  • Coordinates data requests, project activities, and funding with external researchers/grantees. Supports paper and grants management tasks, including preparing project summaries and schedules.
  • Provides office/administrative support to enhance communication and operations to support project teams which include the Fund’s SVP-PR working with other Fund staff.
  • Administrative responsibilities include coordinating schedules and the SVP calendar; setting up meetings and arranging travel as necessary; drafting correspondence to senior Fund staff and outside experts; preparing documentation for meetings and/or distribution; maintaining electronic and paper filing system; and processing expense reports. 
  • Supports team meetings and schedules meetings with other researchers as needed. This includes reserving meeting rooms, arranging for audiovisual needs and any other meeting logistics needed.

The Fund’s philosophy on successful performance in the job includes the willingness on the part of all staff members to handle any assignment necessary to further the goals of the institution. This may include taking on responsibility in other program areas or departments if the need arises.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for two groups of people: High-need and high-cost individuals – the sickest 5 percent of Americans who account for 50 percent of health care costs, and America’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, ethnic and racial minorities, and the elderly. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. In so doing, the Fund has become a national leader in investigation and policy development related to tracking the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, reforming the health care delivery system, international health policy and practice, cost control and Medicare. The Fund has an endowment of $750 million, and an annual budget of $34.5 million.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Research Associate serves in both an administrative and research role. The position provides general administrative support to the SVP-PR and provides writing, editing and research in support of analysis of Fund sponsored surveys and policy analysis and public presentations. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provides research, data analysis and writing assistance to the SVP-PR. These responsibilities include compiling and analyzing data; creating report exhibits and presentations; and drafting and editing briefs, reports, and publications.
  • Drafts and assists with revisions to Fund reports, issue/data briefs, professional journal articles, and Congressional testimony; creates graphics to pair with text; proofreads and checks for data accuracy.
  • Develops presentation slides and handouts for the SVP-PR’s speaking engagements. May be called to attend engagement and provide meeting support.
  • Assists the SVP-PR in developing additional publications that focus upon specific areas of policy related to the Fund’s work. May be called upon to serve as co-author and lead-author on Fund issue/data briefs or reports.
  • Obtains and organizes data from various national/state data surveillance systems, published sources, online databases, and commissioned data runs.
  • Conducts complex data analysis using Excel spreadsheets and functions and prepares tables, charts, and graphs using PowerPoint.
  • Provides research support in the analysis of data from Fund-supported surveys. Assists in survey development, statistical analyses (using Excel, STATA, SAS, or equivalent statistical software), tables and chart preparation, and report writing.
  • Provides background research including literature reviews and Internet searches. Monitors journals, working papers, financial reports, surveys, and other information related to special projects.
  • Coordinates data requests, project activities, and funding with external researchers/grantees. Supports paper and grants management tasks, including preparing project summaries and schedules.
  • Provides office/administrative support to enhance communication and operations to support project teams which include the Fund’s SVP-PR working with other Fund staff.
  • Administrative responsibilities include coordinating schedules and the SVP calendar; setting up meetings and arranging travel as necessary; drafting correspondence to senior Fund staff and outside experts; preparing documentation for meetings and/or distribution; maintaining electronic and paper filing system; and processing expense reports. 
  • Supports team meetings and schedules meetings with other researchers as needed. This includes reserving meeting rooms, arranging for audiovisual needs and any other meeting logistics needed.

The Fund’s philosophy on successful performance in the job includes the willingness on the part of all staff members to handle any assignment necessary to further the goals of the institution. This may include taking on responsibility in other program areas or departments if the need arises.

 COMPENSATION

Commensurate with background and experience. The Fund offers an excellent benefits package (medical/dental insurance, life/disability insurance, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, ample vacation and lunch in staff dining room).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to:

dd@cmwf.org

Diana Davenport

Vice President, Administration

The Commonwealth Fund

One East 75th Street

New York, NY 10021-2692