May 26, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Project Director – PCORI

 Organization: Montefiore Medical Center

 Posting date: May 18, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: This position is accountable for the management and implementation of the 5-year PCORI-funded project that spans 8 sites across the US. This will be a four-arm comparative effectiveness study evaluating Hepatitis C treatment models of DOT versus non-DOT in two health settings (either a methadone clinic or at a community-based health service setting).

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, establish, monitor, and maintain project protocol at all 8 sites.
  • Responsible for managing, drafting, and submitting (1) progress reports, (2) research publications, and (3) grant applications.
  • Manage all budgets for each subcontract site, handle financial reporting and tracking, and manage vouchers for payment from funder (PCORI).
  • Facilitate regular meetings with all project staff, especially key stakeholders.
  • Supervise project staff at all 8 sites.
  • Monitor and oversee implementation at all sub-study sites, including field visits. This will require travel (approx 5%).
  • Coordinate with administrative staff at Montefiore to manage all subcontracts with sub-study sites and staff.
  • Conduct research assessment interviews with staff at all sites.
  • Assess fidelity of protocol implementation at all 8 sites.
  • Manage all IRB documentation, amendments, etc.
  • Managing data collection and data quality for all sites.
  • Develop materials needed for provider and staff education.
  • Recruit, train, and lead Hepatitis C Patient Navigators.
  • Understand HCV transmission, treatment, and risk factors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have experience:

  • Supervising staff
  • Overseeing contracts
  • Managing budgets
  • Coordinating with IRB
  • Qualitative research writing and publishing

OTHER INFORMATION: Job Type: Full-time

Required experience: Research project management and supervisory experience 3 years

Required education: Master’s

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to: Anu Roy at anuradha.roy@einstein.yu.edu

 

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Position: PICH Health Bucks Workshop Specialist

Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York – NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Division of Prevention and Primary Care

Position Reports to:       Director, Healthy Eating Unit, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control

Posting date: May 19, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNY implements programs to address pressing public health needs, fosters private sector support to enhance health and health care, and helps educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family and community health. The Fund for Public Health in New York seeks a Health Bucks Workshop Specialist, funded through a Partnership to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This grant supports an integrated set of complementary evidence-based activities to bring about environment, program, and infrastructure changes to improve health outcomes by preventing the leading causes of death and disability across the life span for all New Yorkers, particularly those who experience disparities in health. The risk factors being addressed in this grant include addressing poor nutrition and physical inactivity as well as reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. This position will be housed within the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, which is in the DOHMH Division of Prevention and Primary Care. The bureau spearheads programs and initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic diseases and to address the underlying risk factors that lead to them, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use. The Bureau promotes healthful environment and systems changes in the food and physical environment and develops programs that promote physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation. The Bureau also develops innovative strategies to convey critical health messages to the public. This position is funded through September 29, 2017.

  • Work with DOHMH staff to coordinate farmers’ market events from July- November including the hiring, training and supervising seasonal staff as well as assisting with staff meetings and providing ongoing technical assistance to maximize Health Bucks distribution
  • Communicate with the public, partners, and key stakeholders about program efforts undertaken as part of PICH
  • Revise and expand program implementation guide for community partners to conduct nutrition activities for a variety of audiences
  • Ensure program partners meet deliverables and submit paperwork in a timely fashion.
  • Submit purchase order requests for program materials and supplies
  • Conduct site visits and onsite trainings to ensure quality implementation of nutrition activities and Health Bucks distribution on weekdays and occasional weekends
  • Coordinate a process evaluation of farmers’ market-based nutrition activities with guidance from Health Department evaluators

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science, nutrition or public health
  • 1 year of full-time, satisfactory professional, technical or evaluation experience in one or more of the following fields: program coordination, community outreach, training development, and/or administration.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience conducting community health workshops and/or nutrition workshops in group settings; excellent group facilitation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a program coordination team
  • Program and training development
  • Experience working in multi-cultural settings with diverse populations and understanding of health inequities as they relate to the food system
  • Superior writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and follow through
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible, and handle changing workload with multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office programs (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

 

OTHER: SALARY AND BENEFITS:

FPHNY offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and is dependent upon experience and salary history.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, send resume and cover letter to publichealthjobs@fphny.org with “PICH Health Bucks Workshop Specialist_your name” in the subject line.

 

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Position: Research Assistant

Organization: CUNY College of Staten Island

Posting date: May 25, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: An Assistant Professor from CUNY—College of Staten Island, is seeking a Research Assistant. Her research is broadly in the areas of disability rights, neoliberal governance and social justice struggles in the context of South Asia. She is a faculty with visual impairment, and is looking for a Grad student (preferably Ph.D. student) to assist with research and to facilitate informational access. You will be assisting with research pertaining to Disability Studies, International Development, Social Work, and the like. The position is for 15 hours a week at the rate of approximately $16 per hour, with health insurance and other CUNY benefits after three months. Candidates who are interested in international development, social justice and disability/diversity studies can greatly benefit. This position is ideal for those who are interested in conducting research, or are interested in pursuing a career in academics or a profession in the Social Sciences.

 RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

1)      Assist with accessing interdisciplinary research resources, conducting literature reviews, and editing.

2)      Assist with grantwriting—searching grant databases and grant proposal editing.

3)      Facilitate informational access as needed for teaching and research materials through operating blackboard and other occupational tasks. Assist with curriculum, student records, and other administrative duties as needed.

4)      Assist with document conversion/scanning, visual formatting, editing, and with operating classroom technology when needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Background in the social sciences or humanities (current grad/PhD students strongly preferred).

2)      Interest in disability studies, globalization, international development, and diversity issues strongly preferred.

3)      Strong writing, research, and communication skills.

4)      Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and ability to use other online platforms to streamline work.

5)      Strong organizational and time management skills.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Dr. Vandana Chaudhry with your Resume/C.V. via email at Vandana.chaudhry@csi.cuny.edu. For additional details, call (312) 451-3884 or (718) 982-3975.

The position opens soon.

 

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