Research Scientist

NYU Medical Center   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 54 days ago

Job ID: 1053559_RR00028626
Area of Talent: Research, NYU School of Medicine, Population Health-Health Equi (S1292)
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Location: NYU School of Medicine
Shift: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM variable hours

NYU School of Medicine is one of the nation’s top-ranked medical schools. For 175 years, NYU School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless people. An integral part of NYU Langone Health, the School of Medicine at its core is committed to improving the human condition through medical education, scientific research, and direct patient care.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Scientist.

In this role, the successful candidate NYU School of Medicines Section for Health Equity within the Department of Population Health ( is seeking applications for a full time research scientist. We are looking for a candidate with a doctoral degree (see categories below) with experience in community-based research and applied epidemiology with strong organizational, analytic and program management skills and an interest in developing expertise on health disparities research in immigrant and minority populations. The vision of the Section for Health Equity is to promote health equity in racial and ethnic minority populations and socially disadvantaged communities through community engagement, research, training, and policy.
The candidate will work on the Sections National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities-funded U54 Center of Excellence award participating in study implementation, data analysis, and interpretation and preparation of study findings for publication.
Current areas of research include: applying principles of community-based participatory research; community health worker interventions to improve prevention and management of chronic diseases in immigrant populations; community-clinical linkage models; electronic health record interventions in primary care practice settings; harnessing/analyzing existing databases and resources to inform projects; and implementation and dissemination of evidenced-based interventions in community settings.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the project principal investigators in the planning, development, and implementation of the administrative and research projects goals and objective related to data analysis and evaluation.
  • Devise project plans across U54-related research projects to be maximally efficient.
  • Coordinate and carry out the development of research tools and activities.
  • Coordinate, implement and analyze outcomes and activities.
  • Manage progress toward deliverables to ensure administrative and research project goals and objectives are met and appropriate process and impact measures are developed and implemented.
  • Provide direct supervision and mentorship to project team members.
  • Report directly to principal investigators on the progress and accomplishments of administrative and research project goals and objectives.
  • Assure compliance with project-related requirements related to grant funds, including preparation and timely submission of reports for funding agencies.
  • Independently perform analyses of quantitative or qualitative data, prepare related products such as conference posters, peer-review manuscripts, community health briefs, and contribute to development and writing of grant proposals.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a MD or PhD and 5 years experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated skill in quantitative data analysis for clinical trials or epidemiological studies, including work with large datasets and advanced computer skills. Experience using data analysis software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, SUDAAN) is a must.
2. Demonstrated skill in written communication that expresses complex clinical and scientific content in understandable terms.
3. Experience in research program management, supervising staff members and working in collaborative environments;
4. Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects. Must possess efficient time management skills with an ability to meet deadlines. Ability to work with minimal direction and on a self-directed basis as well as in a team setting.
5. Demonstrate interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English to effectively communicate, collaborate, and establish and maintain good working relationships with a diverse population of multi-disciplinary researchers, faculty and staff. Demonstrated ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism, and discretion.
6. Strong desire and commitment to work on Asian American and immigrant health disparities research;
7. Strong familiarity with grants development and submissions;
8. Some familiarity in qualitative data analysis, such as focus groups or semi-structured interviews.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU School of Medicine 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.

NYU School of Medicine 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, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.