November 11, 2016 | Job Opportunities

 

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POSITION: Research Data Associate

ORGANIZATION: NYU Lagone Medical Center

POSTING DATE: Novermber 2, 2016

SUMMARY: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Data Associate. 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: 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.
If you wish to view NYU Langone Medical Center’s EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal “EEO is the law” poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information.

 

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POSITION: Development Associate

ORGANIZATION: Drug Policy Alliance

POSTING DATE: November 2, 2016

Last Day to Apply: We will accept applications until the position is filled and will be reviewing them immediately.

SUMMARY: The Drug Policy Alliance seeks an associate in the development office of our New York headquarters. This position will support all functions in a development department consisting of seven other staff. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing outstanding administrative support to the devo team
  • Helping with logistics for fundraising events across the country
  • Supporting the management of our Salesforce database, including data entry
  • Developing and editing materials for member communication and funding partnerships
  • Participating in outreach and relationship cultivation efforts for the membership program
  • Researching funding prospects
  • Representing the development team in meetings related to issues, goals, and strategies across multiple departments
  • Other duties as assigned

RESPONSIBILITIES: What we need: We need a self-starter who is focused, disciplined, and meticulous; who can prioritize tasks but knows when to ask for help; who has good instincts and intuition; who owns their responsibilities; who is committed to human rights, social justice, and racial equity; who is curious and driven but can approach entry-level tasks with enthusiasm; and who knows how to laugh. This is a great position for someone who at the beginning of his or her career or those making a switch from another field or life experience.

ORGANIZATION:  The Drug Policy Alliance is the leading organization in the U.S. promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. We envision a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights; in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes against others; and in which the fears, prejudices, and punitive prohibitions of today are no more. Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies. While we address the wide range of social, political, and economic issues touched by the war on drugs, nearly all of our efforts fall under three substantive issue areas: ending the criminalization of people who use, possess, or sell small amounts of drugs; replacing marijuana prohibition with a sensible system of regulation and taxation; and ensuring access to effective, evidence-based health interventions for people struggling with problems related to drug misuse. We approach this work with an emphasis on undoing racism and supporting the communities most devastated by the war on drugs. Please see www.drugpolicy.org for more information.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and a brief writing sample to Lina Mingoia, manager of human resources, at lmingoia@drugpolicy.org. No phone calls, please. We will only contact candidates who are under consideration.

 

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Title: Data Visualization and Infographic Design Intern

Position Type: Paid, part-time (15-20 hr/week), with at least a 6 month time commitment

Location: CUNY School of Public Health

Closing Date: Nov 23, 2017 or until filled

Position:

The Data Visualization and Infographic Design Intern will be responsible for designing creative and compelling visualizations and infographics of public health data for public dissemination. The work will primarily be in support of the Ending the Epidemic Dashboard project (www.etedashboardny.org), a web-based, public facing tool to broadly disseminate information related to the Ending the AIDS Epidemic initiative in New York State.

The ideal candidate will be someone with experience in print and web design and basic familiarity of visualization tools and methods. Most importantly, the candidate will have a passion for visual design with the ability to comprehend and convey complex and technical information to non-technical audiences through effective design.

This is a great opportunity to apply your skills in a multidisciplinary manner towards a high-profile public health issue, the products of which will be widely disseminated.

Organization:

The CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health’s mission is to translate research into sustainable, cost-effective population-level interventions, strategies, initiatives, and policies with the potential to improve health and reduce health disparities at scale around the world. We do this by understanding biological mechanisms, subtypes and major drivers of disease, identifying program/service/policy implementation gaps driving suboptimal health outcomes at the population level, and by designing and conducting rigorous experimental and observational studies of the impact of strategies aimed at improving population health outcomes. We rigorously assess the effectiveness of these strategies when implemented at scale. Given that many forces shape population health, including those outside the health sector (e.g., political, economic, sociologic, environmental, demographic), we seek and generate knowledge, collaboration and expertise to achieve our mission of improved population health through better implementation.

Key Responsibilities:

Design creative and aesthetically sound infographics to communicate key trends, outcomes, and messages from various data sources

Create functional wireframes and mock-ups to bolster web development and interactive visualizations

Develop layouts for static materials like PPT presentations, PDFs and other non-digital materials Work in a team environment to brainstorm new and creative ways to display information,visualize data and communicate results to a public audience.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline or equivalent experience 1+ years of professional experience

Proficiency and experience with at least one graphic design tool (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

Must be able to provide samples of work demonstrating proficiency of graphic design and/or data visualization

General knowledge of graphic design, development tools and interactive user interfaces

Passion for visual design and learning new methods of designing data-centered digital and print media

Have an interest in public health or policy issues, preferably in HIV/AIDS Strong attention to detail and problem solving capabilities

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment

Professional attitude and team player with a sense of humor

How to Apply:

Please send a CV, brief cover letter, and two samples of your infographic/graphic design work to Benjamin.Katz@sph.cuny.edu.

 

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POSITION: Legionella Evaluation Epidemiologist, Bureau of Communicable Diseases

ORGANIZATION: NYC DOHMH

POSTING DATE: November 4, 2016

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Communicable Disease oversees surveillance and outbreak investigations for more than 70 reportable diseases. NYC has 300-400 cases of legionellosis annually. Following a recent outbreak of legionellosis, the city enacted cooling tower regulations. This grant funded position will provide epidemiologic support for a novel evaluation project being conducted with the CDC to assess the impact of the new cooling tower regulations in NYC on legionellosis disease occurrence.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

–Manage and analyze surveillance data for Legionella.

–Work with the CDC, the Environmental Health Unit, and Public Health Laboratory to design and perform evaluations to better understand clinical, epidemiologic, and environmental outcomes related to cooling tower regulations.

–Respond to outbreaks and emergencies as they arise, and work with Office of Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response, and Community Affairs on preparations for a large community Legionella outbreak.

–Represent the Agency on conference calls and at meetings with local, state and federal partners.

–Maintain knowledge and expertise on Legionella in water supplies and assist building management on testing and treatment plans when this is indicated.

–Publish papers as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Quall Requirements

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

  • A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  • Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

Note: probationary period. Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

–Strong SAS and analytic skills preferred

–Experience with SQL and outbreak investigation also desirable not required.

–Knowledge and/or experience working on legionellosis a plus.

Additional Information: The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 257815. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Residency Requirement: New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

 

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POSITION: Data Analyst I

ORGANIZATION: Mount Sinai Health System Careers

POSTING DATE: November 4, 2016

SUMMARY: We are looking to hire   Data Analyst I and II for the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain accurate and complete data sets.
  2. Delivers analyzable or analyzed data to a variety of internal and external clients of the Medical Center.
  3. Assists faculty and staff with queries, statistical analyses, reports and technical difficulties related to data retrieval.
  4. Creates and manages codebooks or data dictionaries for study analysis.
  5. Uses modeling techniques and tools in analyzing and specifying data structure in large and/or complex data sets.
  6. Oversees all activities related to data cleansing, data quality and data consolidation using industry standards and processes.
  7. May access data in the Data Warehouse, as required.
  8. Works closely with IT management and staff.
  9. Other related duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics and/or related field.  Master’s degree in relevant field of study preferred.

Experience

2 years database application/management experience, preferably in a large medical center or healthcare environment.

ORGANIZATION: Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

 The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. Mount Sinai Health System’s multidisciplinary clinical research teams are pioneering innovative new approaches in health care across a variety of fields. Working alongside leading physicians and within internationally acclaimed medical institutes, centers, and laboratories, our scientists continue to shape the future of clinical care and improve outcomes for patients of all ages.  Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with wearing the badge? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of unrivaled patient care!

HOW TO APPLY: Interested students should send their resumes and cover letters to: jose.diarteortiz@mountsinai.org

 

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POSITION: Data Analyst I

ORGANIZATION: Mount Sinai Health System Careers

POSTING DATE: November 4, 2016

SUMMARY: The Data Analyst II oversees activities related to data integrity, security and enhancement of the value of data. The Data Analyst II may direct the movement of data across multiple systems; oversee its validation and organization and make sure that data is available to appropriate people and systems within an organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Use modeling techniques and tools in analyzing and specifying data structure.
2. Implements the best practices in data management to ensure the integrity of the data, the quality of data processes and deliver analyzable or analyzed data to a variety of internal and external clients of the Medical Center.
3. Maintains data integrity and supports data analysis as necessary.
4. Make recommendations and assist in data capture, data extraction and analysis.
5. Develop, maintain or implement procedures for data entry, data cleaning, documentation and other administrative tasks.
6. Document, implement, maintain or recommend operating methods to improve processing, distribution, data flow, collection, database editing procedures.
7. May define parameters for file or space utilization.
8. Work closely with IT management and staff.
9. May access data in the Data Warehouse, as required.
10. Assists faculty and staff with queries, statistical analyses, reports and technical difficulties related to data retrieval.
11. Designs and writes custom applications and programs needed to ensure the database meets requirements for the entry, management and reporting of data – including macros
12. May oversee data entry staff and other less experienced Data Coordinators/Analysts.
13. Manages and cleans databases, as well as identifies and recommends solutions to data management issues.
14. Trains staff with varying degrees of knowledge to effectively use the database system.
15. Maintains knowledge of the current regulations and technologies related to data management.
16. May write and prepare manuscripts and other materials for internal and external audiences.
17. Performs other related duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:. Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Epidemiology
General Skills:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent conceptualization, design and analytical skills

Knowledge of SAS, STATA, SPSS or other data analysis programs

Experience with SEM preferred

Experience:
3 years database application/management experience, preferably in a large medical center or healthcare environment.

ORGANIZATION: Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
Mount Sinai Health System’s multidisciplinary clinical research teams are pioneering innovative new approaches in health care across a variety of fields. Working alongside leading physicians and within internationally acclaimed medical institutes, centers, and laboratories, our scientists continue to shape the future of clinical care and improve outcomes for patients of all ages.

Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with wearing the badge? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of unrivaled patient care!

HOW TO APPLY: Interested students should send their resumes and cover letters to: jose.diarteortiz@mountsinai.org.

 

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POSITION: Policy Analyst—National Policy

ORGANIZATION:

POSTING DATE: November 8, 2016

SUMMARY: The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness produces independent policy research, analysis and recommendations to improve the lives of homeless families, especially children. We present our research in ways that are accessible to policy makers, providers, advocates and the media.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Policy Analyst contributes to research and policy development projects in support of more effective strategies to help homeless families. The Analyst investigates existing policies and collects data relating to family homelessness at the federal and state level to guide research and inform policy recommendations. The successful candidate will bring the right combination of skills, readiness to take personal initiative and a commitment to the role of evidence in bringing about effective policy change.

Under direction of the National Principal Policy Analyst and in collaboration with other ICPH staff, the Policy Analyst will:

  • Proactively investigate and participate in the development of new research projects that advance ICPH’s mission;
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative data pertaining to nationwide levels of poverty and homelessness;
  • Write short- to medium-length research and policy briefs and reports, including reviews of available evidence, data analysis and writing for both professional and lay audiences, incorporating related fields such as poverty reduction, early care and education, workforce development and affordable housing;
  • Identify governmental sources of data and draft Freedom of Information Law requests as needed to obtain information;
  • Make presentations and respond to inquiries from senior staff, policymakers, media and external stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree plus 1-3 years professional experience, with experience in government agencies or provider/advocacy organizations preferred;
  • Mix of strong analytical, research, writing and communication skills, with emphasis on quantitative analysis and interpretation, as well as written/oral presentation of quantitative data;
  • High degree of independence, flexibility, personal initiative and ability to work as part of a team;
  • Strong follow-through skills and attention to detail under deadline pressure;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Familiarity with statistical packages such as Stata, SPSS, or R preferred but not required.

Starting salary is commensurate with experience and salary history. ICPH provides excellent benefits including comprehensive health insurance, employer funded retirement benefits, life insurance, and ample vacation, holiday, personal, and sick leave.

ICPH has a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage applications from persons whose background and experiences will increase the diversity of our organization.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to employment@icphusa.org. Indicate the position’s title “Policy Analyst—National” in the subject line of your email.

 

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POSITION: Fall Prevention Analyst, Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention/Injury and Violence Prevention

ORGANIZATION: NYC DOHMH

POSTING DATE: November 4, 2016

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention identifies and assesses environmental and occupational health risks in New York City, and develops policies, programs and services to prevent environmental illnesses, injuries and death. The Bureau is comprised of three Programs – Healthy Homes, Environmental Health Assessment and Communications, and Injury and Violence Prevention and supported by one Office – the Office of Research and Surveillance. The mission of the Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention is to prevent environmental disease and injury in homes, communities and the workplace, and to protect health by promoting healthy environments and health equity.

The Injury and Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) monitors the burden and distribution of fatal and non-fatal injuries over time and place, examining disparities; disseminates findings; develops and/or advises on the development of prevention policies and programs; and promotes injury prevention messages. IVPP priorities include preventing the following high-burden injuries and reducing their disparities:  falls among older adults and vulnerable populations, traffic-related injuries, child injuries, interpersonal and intimate partner violence, and suicide.  Working in collaboration with a range of internal and external government and non-governmental organizations, IVPP is rapidly expanded its work promoting safety for older adults in NYC.

 

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

Reporting to the Special Initiatives Director, the CRS II will advance research, policy analyses, and needs and resources assessment in a growing area of work – falls prevention. The CRS II will:

– Supervise subordinate research staff on the research methods and techniques for assessing optimal falls prevention strategies, as directed by higher-level research scientists.

– Instruct subordinate staff on research methods and techniques.

– Make and record observations on the progress of delivery of local falls prevention strategies and evaluate data.

– Design, execute and interpret special research projects that advance falls prevention, such as research projects focused on safe home environments and on pre-hospital and health care providers engagement.

– Assist in coordination of research efforts of the agency with other research projects, especially those pertaining to older adult health and other injury topics.

– Maintain records, track and report on DOHMH commitments to falls prevention, including those associated with citywide initiatives OneNYC and Age-Friendly NYC.

– Prepare critical analyses,  reports and presentations on falls prevention for internal, local, regional and national audiences.

– Perform other duties as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualification Requirements: 1.  For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

NOTE:
Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year

Preferred Skills:

The preferred candidate will have:

– Experience in epidemiology or gerontological research

– Demonstrated ability to translate well-formulated ideas into actionable objectives and then deliver on them content area knowledge in public health and injury prevention

– demonstrated ability to manage projects involving multidisciplinary teams, especially in the government, non-profit or academic sectors

– Excellent oral and written communication skills for a range of audience

– Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain relationships with external stakeholders with whom IVPP collaborates with in falls prevention

– Previous work involving critical reviews of best practice, particularly in the area of older adult safety

– Content area knowledge of public health injury and prevention

– Strong critical thinking skills

– Facility in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.  Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

 

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 269375.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Residency Requirement:

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

 

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POSITION: Public Health Analyst

ORGANIZATION: NY/NJ HIDTA (New York County District Attorney’s Office & National HIDTA Program, funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy)

POSTING DATE: November 10. 2016

SUMMARY: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) programs across the country focus on reducing drug trafficking and its harmful consequences, particularly drug abuse and drug-related crime. HIDTA programs invest in federal, state, and local partnerships to build safe and healthy communities. Each HIDTA serves as a force-multiplier in their region, leveraging resources and joining agencies toward a common goal. Eight HIDTAs spanning Atlanta, the Carolinas, Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, Ohio and Michigan, and the Northeast developed the Heroin Response Strategy (HRS) to address the severe heroin threat in their communities. The HRS places Drug Intelligence Officers (DIOs) and Public Health Analysts (PHAs) in twenty states to work within each state and across regions. The posted PHA position will be supervised by the NY/NJ HIDTA and based out of the NJ Department of Health in Trenton, NJ. The Analyst will gather, analyze, and distribute drug-related health and safety data, develop and support data-driven policy and programming initiatives, and facilitate interagency, public health-public safety collaboration in the region.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Facilitate collaboration between public health and public safety entities in New Jersey, including data sharing, joint initiatives, and policy options or considerations, in coordination with the state DIO. Gather, organize, maintain, and analyze data indicators of illicit and prescription opioid abuse from public health and public safety sources. Report and present analyses, to be shared with key local, regional, and state partners.

Respond to ad hoc requests for policy research or information on emerging drug trends. Assist DIOs in collecting and analyzing drug abuse and drug distribution information.

In collaboration with the Opioid Study Team, support the design and implementation of the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program, Opioid Overdose Recovery Program and a Prevention Pathways model for identifying communities most impacted by the opioid crisis.

Develop and maintain relationships with other professionals in the policy, public health, legal, law enforcement, substance abuse provider, and consumer/family support fields.

Contribute analysis and reporting to HRS projects and HIDTA assessments, as needed.

Assist with and assess public health and public safety drug-related data needs, programs, and initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Experience and Skills:

Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related field. Interest in the field of drug policy/drug abuse prevention.

Ability to synthesize and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, prepare and present reports. Strong research and writing skills (writing sample will be requested).

Experience conducting policy analysis.

Solid command of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, including expertise in formatting and design of reports, charts, graphs, and tables.

Experience with functional databases and programming or statistics-related software.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Analysis of drug use-related data. Experience in drug policy analysis. GIS/mapping skills.

Salary: $50,000-$60,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

Benefits: The selected candidate will be hired as an employee of the New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) and will receive the standard benefits of a City employee. Background Check: The individual hired for this position will require a full field background investigation to be conducted by the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Continued employment is contingent upon the successful adjudication of the results of this investigation.

ORGANIZATION: NY/NJ HIDTA (New York County District Attorney’s Office & National HIDTA Program, funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy)

Division/Unit: Heroin Response Strategy

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, submit a cover letter and resume (including two professional references) to Annette Caunedo at acaunedo@nynjhidta.org

 

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POSITION: Prenatal Coordinator-BEGINNING ASAP

ORGANIZATION: Institute for Family Health

POSTING DATE: November 10, 2016

SUMMARY: We’ve had an unexpected opening in our Community Health Practicum program for the role of Prenatal Coordinator at our Union Square location.

Position Description for the Prenatal Coordinator: Residents and attending physicians at Phillips provide prenatal care and deliver babies using a family-centered approach at Beth Israel Medical Center. The practice offers Centering Pregnancy, which is a group model of prenatal care that provides comprehensive prenatal care with group support and education.

Centering Pregnancy brings women out of exam rooms and into groups for their prenatal care. Women are invited to join with 8-12 other women/couples/teens with similar due dates to meet together regularly during their pregnancy. The women in the group engage in the self-care activities of checking weight and blood pressure and recording on their chart and they meet with their prenatal providers for their medical visit. Together with other group members and their providers, they discuss topics of interest related to pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and personal growth.

The Community Health Practicum member will have three primary responsibilities: providing outreach to pregnant patients receiving care at Phillips Family Practice, preparing and facilitating Centering Pregnancy groups and providing assistance to prenatal data tracking initiatives at the site.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific Member Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Outreach to pregnant patients at IFH practices and the communities they serve to provide education about prenatal care at Phillips Family Practice and Centering Pregnancy Model.
  • Enroll patients into the appropriate Centering Pregnancy Group
  • Assist providers in organizing and carrying out the group visits
  • Manage volunteer birth doulas
  • Track patient demographics and group attendance for reporting to March of Dimes, Centering Healthcare Institute and internal review
  • Outreach to pregnant patients to provide information on outside resources such as WIC, prenatal yoga, and childbirth classes
  • Collaborate with School Based Health Center team to manage prenatal patients at the high school
  • Assist with managing prenatal medical records as needed: forward records, obtain lab and ultrasound results

More about the Community Health Practicum Program: In accordance with its commitment to train the next generation of health professionals in providing high quality, family-oriented care to people in underserved communities, The Institute for Family Health has established the Community Health Practicum (CHP).

This program is designed for those interested in gaining clinical hands-on experience while exploring career paths in healthcare.

At the Institute for Family Health, CHP members will engage in a variety of projects that promote access to health care and health information in medically underserved communities while gaining experience and participating in professional development and training.

  1. Components of the Program:
  2. Personal and Professional Development The Community Health Practicum provides professional development to people interested in pursuing a health or social services career in underserved communities by placing them in roles that require direct and meaningful patient contact.

CHP members are assigned supervisors who will foster a mentorship with participants by offering constructive feedback on the participant’s current work as well as guidance regarding future career goals.

Participants will be trained in topics critical to their roles. Examples include motivational interviewing, health literacy, group facilitation, and use of electronic medical records.

The program will provide opportunities for participants to explore careers of interest. This could include guest speakers from various departments, or shadowing staff in various roles.

CHP members will be exposed to patient-centered care, health disparities, and advocacy with the goal of developing leaders in the field of health and social services for underserved communities.

  1. Service

Participants play a key role in providing critical support for essential programs and services to medically underserved populations served at the Institute. CHP members deliver health education, outreach and facilitate group medical visits, and contribute to quality improvement measures.

  1. Benefits:

As a Community Health Practicum participant, you are expected to work 3 days a week (24 hours total) plus attend monthly training days through mid-July. As a member, you are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • Compensation of $11/hour
  • Health insurance coverage available through the Institute for Family Health (if needed)
  • Extensive opportunities for professional development and networking
  1. Minimum Requirements:
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States
  • You must have a respect for and interest in working in medically underserved communities
  • You must commit to completing the entire CHP program (through mid-July)
  • Work hours are very flexible, with the exception of CenteringPregnancy group times. For those, you must be available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 4pm to 7:30pm.
  • Be able to complete a health assessment (with assistance from us) and start by the end of November

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to korgan@institute.org

 

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POSITION: Research Assistant

ORGANIZATION: The New York Academy of Medicine

POSTING DATE: November 10, 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 and Experience

  • 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:  At The New York Academy of Medicine, we are dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of people living in cities. We do this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy, and program initiatives; our world class historical library of medicine and public health and its active programming in history, the humanities, and the arts; and our Fellows a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health.We approach our current priorities of healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities—all critical issues of our time—with a deep and long-standing commitment to understanding the complex factors that determine health in cities.Since our founding in 1847, the Academy has a legacy of over 160 years of pioneering progress in urban health—making a lasting impact on health in New York City and beyond.

Department Summary: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:  All resumes should be forwarded to HR@nyam.org.

 

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POSITION: Research Assistant II – Team Leader

ORGANIZATION: PIRE

POSTING DATE: November 10, 2016

Number of Positions: 3

Location: Massachusetts (Boston metro)

Status: Full Time or Part Time, Temporary

Opening Date: 11/1/2016

Closing Date: When filled

SUMMARY: PIRE is an independent, nonprofit organization merging scientific knowledge and proven practice to create solutions that improve the health, safety and well-being of individuals, communities, and nations around the world. To learn more about our organization, visit our website at www.PIRE.org.

We are searching for Temporary, Full-Time or Part-Time Research Assistant Team Leaders to provide support for a project focused on mitigating the adverse health impacts of illicit opioid use. The Team Leader will oversee data collection at various sites throughout Massachusetts as part of a project which aims to characterize the implementation of Massachusetts’s pharmacy-based naloxone distribution program.  The Team Leader will be responsible for managing and supervising small data collection teams. The Team Leader will also oversee quality assurance for the data collection process.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Some of the Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and coordinate data collection activities.
  • Oversee data collection in the field.
  • Supervise 2-3 data collection assistants.
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of data input.
  • Participate in research team meetings.
  • Maintain detailed records of all research activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of college/university studies towards a degree in a social or behavioral health sciences area of study with some practical research experience. Master of Public Health or similar master’s-level training is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with previous experience in a supervisory role preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record.
  • Experience working in an environment where data and activities must be handled confidentially at all times.

 HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please visit https://pirecareers.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/40

PIRE is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

PIRE is a diverse community devoted to the promotion and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, gender or physical ability. Each employee, regardless of position, is expected to support actively the organization’s commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees regardless of such differences.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

PIRE will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact Human Resources by phone at 301-755-2701 or email at humanresources@pire.org.