Research Associate - Community Health and Social Medicine

New York, NY
Jan 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Conducts academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others.

  • Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding
  • Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data
  • Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings
  • Collaborates with internal and external colleagues
  • Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by the University and relevant outside parties


Research Associate




The Department of Community Health and Social Medicine at the CUNY School of Medicine is seeking a senior level Research Associate to:

  • Serve as the lead data analyst across multiple studies.
  • Serve as a statistical methods resource to CHASM faculty.
  • Identify appropriate statistical methodology needed in support of study objectives.
  • Conduct high-level statistical analyses.
  • Contribute to decision-making on study design and data collection, ensuring alignment with study objectives.
  • Develop analysis plans, ensuring statistical methods and corresponding details are appropriate and consistent with the study design.
  • Assist with the preparation of statistical analysis sections for manuscripts and funding applications.
  • Analyze data from research studies to meet objectives of the study protocol.
  • Maintain databases across multiple projects.
  • Oversee the data management of CHASM faculty studies.

The Research Associate is responsible for meticulous data analysis and data management for multiple ongoing research studies, including (but not limited to) analyzing and interpreting data; conducting outcome analyses; developing analysis plans for cohort, case-control and RCT studies; data cleaning; database development and maintenance; and the overall management of data systems and statistical analyses for the CHASM research portfolio.


Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.


Doctoral-level degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, or a closely related field and at least 1 year of relevant work experience. Strong research and analyses skills and an understanding of scientific research in general. Experience and knowledge of database development and management (preferably Qualtrics or REDCap). Practical understanding of fundamental statistical concepts and methodologies. Proficiency in statistical methods used to assess outcomes of clinical trials, quasi-experimental, intervention and multi-level studies

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced analytical skills, including high-level experience with multi-level modeling and statistical programming packages (preferably R, SAS, or Stata). Ability to direct spatial and geographic analyses desired. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences. Comfortable working with others in a team environment. Ability to multi-task and prioritize.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Candidates should provide a CV, a statement of research interests, and the contact information for three (3) references.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin February 15, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: CUNY School of Medicine

Job Title: Research Associate - Community Health and Social Medicine

Job ID: 16140

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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