Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) – CUNY Institute for Implementation Science Research in Population Health

Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) – CUNY Institute for Implementation Science Research in Population Health

Posted 9 months ago


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


The Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (GSPHHP) is dedicated to providing cutting edge graduate degree programs and to identifying, designing, implementing and evaluating public health initiatives that promote social justice. The mission of the school is to promote public health policies to improve the health of populations. GSPHHP faculty members are recognized leaders in health policy, community health interventions, epidemiology and biostatistics, and public health informatics, among other areas. Faculty and students are actively engaged in promoting healthy cities in a healthy world. The GSPHHP is located in a new vertical campus in the heart of Harlem in New York City.

GSPHHP seeks a Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) in the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science Research in Population Health (ISPH). The CUNY ISPH is dedicated to translating 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. This is done 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. GSPHHP 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, sociological, environmental, demographic), GSPHHP seeks and generates knowledge, collaboration and expertise to achieve the mission of improved population health through better implementation.

The overarching goal of the Institute is to conduct large-scale research studies on population health and on intervention implementation in real world settings (i.e., outside the research environment). GSPHHP engages in, fosters, and leverages multidisciplinary collaborations across different health outcomes and disease types with public sector agencies, healthcare organizations, clinical researchers, community-based organizations, policy makers and other institutions.

The Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) will report to the Director of CUNY Institute for Implementation Science Research in Population Health. This position has annual appointments with funding for two years with the possibility of extension.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts independent research.
  • Analyzes, drafts, and publishes methods and results papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Develops and advances a research agenda, under the guidance of the Institute mentorship.
  • Collaborates with Institute investigators and external partners on grant proposals and existing research projects;
  • Designs new studies and grant proposals as well as the execution of existing studies funded through extramural research grants.
  • Contributes to ongoing Institute research projects, either as a member of the analytic or programmatic.
  • Applies for at least two federal funding opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.


A preferred candidate should have:

Ph.D., Dr.PH, DPH, Sc.D. or MD with public health training and/or other research qualifications in epidemiology, health services research and policy, social and behavioral intervention science, quantitative methods in public health, environmental health sciences, psychology, sociology or related discipline.

  • Interest in collaborating on existing research projects in the ISPH as well as research interests that align well with the themed areas of the ISPH (see
  • Interest in mental health, tobacco and substance use, adolescent health, social and behavioral interventions, and implementation/effectiveness studies in vulnerable populations.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and excellent study design skills.
  • Experience with primary data collection.
  • Experience working in SAS/STATA/R with large, multi-level datasets and longitudinal data analysis.
  • Data visualization expertise.
  • Record of accomplishment of first authored publications.


Applicants must apply through CUNY Central. To see the official job posting and to apply, click here.

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