November 4, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Program Assistant, Experiential Learning (Graduate Student)

ORGANIZATION: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health

POSTING DATE: October 26, 2016

SUMMARY: Seeking a current student or recent graduate in public health, nursing, social work, or related fields for part-time work to assist with the management and development of the school’s graduate fieldwork program.

RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to providing course support for students (eg, HRPP/IRB communications, fieldwork orientation), the Assistant will help to implement and maintain the customized fieldwork database.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will be highly organized, with proficient oral and written communication skills, and an interest in the development of practical learning opportunities in public health. Prior experience within CUNY is a plus.

Position details

  • Compensation $21.34 per hour
  • Part-time 19 hours per week
  • Position begins immediately and continues through May 2017, with the possibility of extension through the summer.

 HOW TO APPLY: To apply, submit resume and cover letter by email with PROGRAM ASSISTANT in the subject line to daliah.heller@sph.cuny.edu

 

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POSITION: Research Data Associate

ORGANIZATION: NYU School of Medicine

POSTING DATE: Octover 28, 2016

SUMMARY: In this role, the successful candidate Supports a new study investigating relationships between activity space neighborhoods, social and sexual networks, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and adherence among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM). The Research Data Associate will support all aspects of this large, multi-year study, including survey development, database creation and management, basic data analysis, and assisting with workflow and study coordination.>>This RDA will be part of the Spatial Epidemiology Lab. The Spatial Epidemiology Lab, directed by Dr. Dustin Duncan, is housed in the New York University (NYU) School of Medicines Department of Population Health. The lab employs a geospatial lens in studying health behaviors and outcomes, especially obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, drug abuse, mental health and HIV/AIDS. The lab has an emphasis on health disparities and vulnerable populations. Methodologically, the lab applies spatially explicit approaches such as computer-based geographic information systems (GIS), web-based geospatial technologies, real-time geospatial technologies, and geospatial modeling techniques. Using innovative methods like global positioning system (GPS) technologies, the lab aims to relate neighborhood attributes to health-related behaviors and outcomes. By studying specific neighborhood characteristics, results will inform salient and effective interventions and policies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Survey Development and Management: Assist with the development and revision of surveys about neighborhoods, networks and PrEP use and adherence. Create and modify surveys using Questionnaire Development Software (QDS) syntax that will be used for audio-computer assisted self-interview (ACASI) surveys.
  • Research Support: Conduct comprehensive literature searches and reviews to answer relevant questions pertaining to PrEP uptake and adherence, as well as develop study protocols.
  • Coordination: Ensure studys day-to-day needs are met. Oversee calendar and workflow, and ensure deadlines are met. Facilitate communication between investigators and with advisory committee. Ensure vendors and consultants are compensated and ensure study has needed supplies.
  • Data Management: Audit and manage data in the studys database and ensure data can link properly. Compile and analyze data, prepare forms and reports, and perform other functions for reports and publications.
  • Reporting and Analysis Assist with preparation of progress reports, presentations, and manuscripts by helping to interpret study findings and drafting results. Provide reports to all necessary parties (e.g., the principal investigator, sponsoring agency, etc.) on the progress of the study as needed.
  • Research Administration: Assist with research administration, which could include editing abstracts, manuscripts, and grants and preparing materials for submission to internal oversight offices such as the Office of Clinical Trials or the Institutional Review Board.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Associates degree plus one year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer literate with good interpersonal, writing and verbal communication skills. Interest in health geography/spatial epidemiology, including neighborhood determinants of population health and health disparities and/or in the health and well- being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations with regards to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; and mental health. Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree. Experience programming surveys in Questionnaire Development Software. 2 years experience supporting research studies. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center’s tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.

NYU Langone Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. And just as our employees invest so much in us, we invest in our employees. We’re pleased to have one of the most competitive compensation packages not only among New York’s hospitals and healthcare institutions, but within the corporate sector as well. We begin with exceptional medical, dental, and drug coverage. We enhance this basic coverage with comprehensive wellness programs, and supplement those with retirement investment and benefits plans, and generous paid time off allowances. Add to that a very attractive tuition program, and you’ll see just some of the ways that NYU Langone Medical Center demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

HOW TO APPLY: We require applications to be completed online.
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POSITION: Biostatistician

ORGANIZATION: ICAHN School of Medicine

POSTING DATE: October 31, 2016

SUMMARY: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has an immediate opening for a full-time Biostatistician.  This position is housed in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Biostatistician is responsible for providing statistical support, including study design, sample size and protocol development in support of clinical projects. Prepares statistical analysis plans, generates statistical summary tables and performs database integration for more comprehensive analyses. The position involves expertise in LC-MS-based metabolomics, developing and validating targeted and untargeted metabolomics methods, high competence in statistical analyses (PCA/multivariate analyses), bioinformatics tools and databases for data analysis, as well as running independent metabolomics research projects. RESPONSIBILITIES include:

  1. Prepares statistical analysis plans, timelines for statistical project management and performs and interprets basic and complex analyses. Utilizes knowledge of statistics and medical understanding to propose and perform additional analyses when appropriate.
  2. Documents analyses, creates summaries and presents written and verbal results to requestors.
  3. Writes statistical text for study reports and clinical publications. Prepares analysis plans and methods used for incorporation in abstracts, manuscripts and grants.
  4. Identifies potential data problems from analytic queries and takes appropriate actions to guide the resolution process.
  5. Collaborates with principal investigators, sponsors and external representatives to ensure that project results and conclusions are presented accurately and without bias and to jointly achieve objectives and timelines.
  1. Provides quality review on statistical analysis plan to ensure consistency with protocol and adequacy to meet objectives defined in protocol.
  2. Adheres to standard operating procedures of the functional department as they apply to documentation and validation of clinical research statistics.
  3. Provides consultation to the clinical research project team on statistical issues related to the project.
  4. Collaborates with statistical programmers that support clinical projects to identify potential data problems from analytic queries and to take appropriate action to guide the resolution process.
  5. Will lead the analysis of large-scale metabolomics datasets related to epidemiologic pediatric research studies in collaboration with end-users. Experience using extant software packages for peak alignment, background subtraction, feature extraction, and selection of statistically significant features is desired
  6. Performs other related duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, biostatistics, or other related public health field.
  • Experience working with epidemiologic data. 1+years of biostatistics or epidemiology or related experience in clinical research preferred. Demonstrated completion of a data analytic project ( e.g., master’s thesis) would also be acceptable.
  • Computer Skills MS Word and Excel – Advanced SAS or R or similar application – Advanced Unix/Linux environment MS Outlook – Basic.
  • While expertise with either SAS or the R programming language is required, additional experience with command line tools and work with high performance computing approaches will be desirable. Experience in using informatics approaches to solve biological problems and integrating metabolomics with other –omics datasets. Candidates who have programming experience (ex. C++, MATLAB, R, etc.) applied to metabolomics data analysis are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • General Skills Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills Detail-Oriented

 HOW TO APPLY: Please send CV and letter of interest to Nancy Mervish, PhD, Senior Scientist (nancy.mervish@mssm.edu) with the subject “Biostatistician position”.

 

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POSITION: Data Analyst

ORGANIZATION: ICAHN School of Medicine

POSTING DATE: October 31, 2016

SUMMARY: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has an immediate opening for a full-time Data Analyst.  This position is housed in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Data Analyst is responsible for providing statistical support, including study design, sample size and protocol development in support of clinical projects. Prepares statistical analysis plans, generates statistical summary tables and performs database integration for more comprehensive analyses. RESPONSIBILITIES include:

  1. Prepares statistical analysis plans, timelines for statistical project management and performs and interprets basic and complex analyses. Utilizes knowledge of statistics and medical understanding to propose and perform additional analyses when appropriate.
  2. Documents analyses, creates summaries and presents written and verbal results to requestors.
  3. Writes statistical text for study reports and clinical publications. Prepares analysis plans and methods used for incorporation in abstracts, manuscripts and grants.
  4. Identifies potential data problems from analytic queries and takes appropriate actions to guide the resolution process.
  5. Collaborates with principal investigators, sponsors and external representatives to ensure that project results and conclusions are presented accurately and without bias and to jointly achieve objectives and timelines.
  6. Provides quality review on statistical analysis plan to ensure consistency with protocol and adequacy to meet objectives defined in protocol.
  7. Adheres to standard operating procedures of the functional department as they apply to documentation and validation of clinical research statistics.
  8. Provides consultation to the clinical research project team on statistical issues related to the project.
  9. Collaborates with statistical programmers that support clinical projects to identify potential data problems from analytic queries and to take appropriate action to guide the resolution process.
  10. Performs other related duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, biostatistics, or other related public health field.
  • Experience working with epidemiologic data. 1+years of biostatistics or epidemiology or related experience in clinical research preferred. Demonstrated completion of a data analytic project (e.g., master’s thesis) would also be acceptable.
  • Computer Skills MS Word and Excel – Advanced SAS or R or similar application – Advanced Unix/Linux environment MS Outlook – Basic
  • General Skills Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills Detail-Oriented

 HOW TO APPLY: Please send CV and letter of interest to Nancy Mervish, PhD, Senior Scientist (nancy.mervish@mssm.edu) with the subject “Data Analyst position”.

 

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POSITION: Patient Navigator, Cancer Screening and Services

ORGANIZATION: Institute for Family Health

POSTING DATE: November 1, 2016

SUMMARY: The patient navigator for cancer screening and services assists, or “navigates,” patients through the health care system. The health care systems include: Institute for Family Health centers, hospitals, health plans and payer systems, specialty providers, community services, patient-support organizations and other settings. These functions will help to assure timely and effective screening, diagnosis and/or treatment for cervical and colorectal cancers. In addition, the patient navigator helps to identify barriers that may prevent patients from receiving timely and high quality screening and/or treatment and collaborates with the patient and the patient’s care team to address those barriers. The patient navigator reports to the Institute population health program director.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific job functions will include:

  • Providing phone and in-person outreach to health center patients due or past due for cervical or colorectal cancer screening;
  • Assist with mailings to patients with information regarding screenings;
  • Coordinating and accepting “referrals” from health center staff who identify patients in need of navigation services;
  • Using motivational techniques to engage patients in an assessment of barriers to completing screening;
  • Collaborating with patients to address barriers to screening, including but not limited to:
    • Scheduling appointments on a patient’s behalf or coordinating referrals and services;
    • Referring to and/or providing case management services (i.e., insurance enrollment assistance);
    • Providing one-on-one education;
    • Providing coaching and emotional support;
    • Accompanying patients to appointments;
    • Collecting documentation of prior screenings/other services from third party providers;
    • Providing referrals and/or support as it pertains to any other barriers, including trauma, fear, transportation issues, language barriers, etc.;
  • Providing active follow-up with patients until each barrier is addressed and any needed screening/testing/treatment is completed;
  • Using a customer service approach with all patients and responding to any and all patient concerns, notifying supervisor or other team members when appropriate;
  • Effectively utilizing health center and community resources to meet the needs of patients;
  • Documenting all patient services in a patient’s electronic health record, per documentation protocols, in a comprehensive and timely manner;
  • Adhering to evidence-based guidelines as outlined by the Institute for Family Health, as well as adhering to all state, federal and local laws;
  • Following all policies and procedures of the Institute for Family Health;
  • Performing other patient navigation activities, as directed by the population health program director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, human services, psychology, nursing or related field preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to write professional reports and correspondence;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to identify resources and utilize problem solving skills in order to meet patient’s individual needs;
  • Basic computer skills required;
  • Bi-lingual proficiency in English/Spanish strongly preferred;
  • Willingness to travel throughout New York City or the Mid-Hudson Valley (depending on assigned region) in order to accompany patients to appointments and assist with other tasks, as directed.

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Shroff, Nandini  at Nshroff@institute.org

 

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POSITION: Part-Time Research Assistant (10 to 20 hours per week)

ORGANIZATION: The New York Academy of Medicine

POSTING DATE: November 1, 2016

SUMMARY: The position requires a well-organized, detail-oriented, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with experience administering surveys or other community-based research. The position also requires significant travel to the Bronx. This is a temporary, part-time position for 20 hours per week.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administer questionnaires in community-based setting
  • Interact with research and evaluation collaborators regarding data collection, transmission, and management
  • Assist with other aspects of research, including but not limited to: pilot testing instruments, conducting in-depth qualitative interviews, conducting literature reviews
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Native or Bilingual Proficiency in Spanish and English
  • Significant interest in and understanding of public health and the health policy issues facing vulnerable populations
  • Commitment to and demonstrated interest in political and social change
  • Experience with data collection and data management
  • Knowledge of confidentiality issues and safeguards regarding human subjects research
  • Knowledge of and experience working in harm reduction settings or with substance using and/or homeless populations preferred

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences or related field
  • Graduate student in public health, social sciences or related field preferred
  • One year of relevant work or volunteer experience preferred

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide. Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities. The Center for Health Policy and Programs provides evidence-based guidance to public and private sector leaders to help shape policies and programs that promote long, active, healthy lives and healthy communities through various activities including, but not limited to: research, stakeholder convenings, technical assistance, participatory planning, coalition-building and expert testimony.  The Center collaborates with all the various work units within the Academy to lend its expertise towards achieving the Academy’s goals in its current priority areas.

HOW TO APPLY: Please forward cover letter and resume to hr@nyam.org. Please include Part-Time Research Assistant in the subject line of the email.