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CUNY Research Associate - Community Health & Social Medicine (CHASM) in New York, New York

Research Associate - Community Health & Social Medicine (CHASM)

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CUNY School of Medicine

Full/Part Time





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 CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at The City College of New York (CCNY) located in the heart of Harlem, is the only medical school in the City University of New York system. CSOM values diversity and inclusion and believes they are essential to achieving excellence. Over forty years ago, City College decided to make a difference by developing the most unique physician training program in the nation, The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, which in the fall of 2017 became – The CUNY School of Medicine. Since its founding, the school has been committed to recruiting underrepresented populations into medicine, increasing medical services in under-served areas, and increasing the availability of primary care physicians.

The Department of Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM) plays a critical and leading role in our mission-driven BS/MD program aimed at recruiting those who are under-represented in medicine and producing broadly educated, highly skilled primary care practitioners to provide patient-centered community-oriented care to underserved communities. The Medical School’s curriculum is centered on a comprehensive effort to educate our students in the social, economic, political, and behavioral determinants of health and disease, with a focus on population health, community engagement, health care policy and eliminating health inequities. The Department research agenda is centered on advancing health equity and eliminating racial and other intersecting inequities through chronic disease epidemiology, health behavior, upstream health policy and systems, health services and community-based research.

CHASM seeks a Research Associate to conduct academic research in collaboration the CHASM faculty. The Research Associate will participate in research activities, study design, conduct high-level statistical analyses and serve as a statistical methods resource and the lead data analyst across multiple research studies. In collaboration with the Department Chair, the Research Associate will participate in activities in support of the community- and practice-partnered research networks. The Research Associate will also oversee research study data management across multiple studies.

Candidates with a strong interest and background in health equity focused research are encouraged to apply.


Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.


  • Doctoral-level degree in Epidemiology, or Statistics, with at least one year of relevant work experience highly preferred

  • Strong research and analyses skills and an understanding of scientific research in general with strong interest in developing and incorporating a racial equity lens in research.

  • Experience and knowledge of database development and management (preferably Qualtrics or REDCap).

  • Proficiency in statistical methods used to assess outcomes of clinical trials, quasi-experimental, intervention and multilevel studies; Advanced analytical skills, including high-level experience with multi-level modeling and statistical programming packages (preferably R, SAS, or Stata) and data visualization tools (such as Tableau)

  • Ability to direct spatial and geographic analyses highly desired.

  • Comfortable working with others in a team environment with the ability to multi-task and prioritize; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.

  • Experience in community-partnered research and collaborating with community partners through project lifecycle.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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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Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin on April 15, 2022.


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