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Solving Problems on a Global Scale

Are you interested in using your domain expertise and abundant skills to help solve global problems?  If so, there is a wide range of rewarding and challenging jobs available.

International career opportunities for PhDs have traditionally been located within NGOs, multilateral organization and multinational corporations. But today we can add to this list an increasing number small and medium sized ventures, social entrepreneurship start-ups, investment funds putting private capital to work across emerging markets, corporate social impact initiatives, consulting careers and private-public sector partnerships.

These careers and jobs extend across many disciplines and given the complexity of the problems we face on this planet, require many different approaches and skill profiles.  To get you started we have highlighted below a number of representative positions from global health to food security, Africa trade, water stewardship, infectious disease and many other fields–all looking for strong research, communication and project management acumen.

The world is waiting.

HSS

Foreign Service Financial Management Officer, USAID

Strategic Communications Manager, Africa Trade and Investment Program, Palladium

Pre-Post Doctoral Fellow, Evidence and Learning, International Republican Institute

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, IREX

Manager, Research, Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations

Senior Advisor, Population Reference Bureau

Senior Health Finance Advisor, University Research Co., LLC

STEM

Program Officer, Corporate Water Stewardship, World Wildlife Fund

Clinical Research Associate, Global Health, FHI 360

RTI International, Infectious Disease Modeler

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

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After the Storm, Start-Ups Abound

We believe that start-up ventures will continue to emerge–and thrive–in the face of the current pandemic.  In part this is because the start-up ecosystem is responding to problems that need to be solved, but also that the current environment offers significant amounts of private investment capital to entrepreneurs.

In referring to “start-ups” we do not mean an entrepreneur working out of her garage, but rather ventures with less than 10 years of operating history and often at the intersection of innovation and technology.  As we have noted in a previous post, many start-ups are a perfect environment for PhDs: such ventures harness advanced level research and project management skills while offering individuals potentially more room for personal growth within a fast-moving environment.

This week’s upload of start-up ventures is heavy in the bio-sciences and biotech but also includes fields such as financial and legal services, healthcare, and consumer product development.  A trove of opportunities is available on our SmartJobs site, so log in and learn more.

Finally, stay positive.

HSS

Analytics Manager, Gabi 

Digital Marketing Specialist, SIMON Markets

Business Development, Healthcare and Life Science Startups, Amazon

Data Scientist, Credit Ninja

Director of Analysis, Govini

STEM

Antibody Protein Engineer, Ginko BioWorks

Principal Scientist, Biology, Tango Therapeutics

Technology to Market Advisor, BioConversion, ARPA-E (US Dept. of Energy)

Machine Learning Engineer, Enview

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

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Statistics, Human Behavior and Jobs

 

Adept at statistical methods?  Data analysis?  Can you bring insights to decision-making and human behavior? Answer “yes” to any of these questions and you are likely to find a broad set of career opportunities, from policy research to pet products.

A quick glance through the job descriptions of data science work (which we have done) requires, at minimum, proficiency with certain statistical packages and research methods.  PhD holders are often preferred candidates; a doctorate is often a required qualification.  At the moment we are seeing a particularly large demand from international development enterprises, technology ventures (Spotify, Chewy, Disney Streaming…) policy think tanks, NGOs, financial companies and health sciences. The range of disciplines and domain knowledge needed is vast.

If you haven’t thought about applying your research and statistical knowledge to new fields of work outside of academia, now would be a good time.

HSS

Research Manager, Instacart

Senior User/Research, Ad Experience, Spotify

Entrepreneurial Leader, Research and Analysis, Urban Institute

Lead UX Researcher, Stitch Fix

Global Research (India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Precision Agriculture for Development

STEM

AI, Quantitative Research Scientist, Bloomberg

Quantitative Analytics Senior Manager, Freddie Mac

Manager, Data Science, Card DS+, Capital One

NLP Engineer, NewWave

Senior Data Scientist, Personalization, Chewy

Senior Manager, Data Science, Disney Streaming Services

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, or if you have any questions, please contact us at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

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Working to Heal the Planet

In the midst of a deadly pandemic and public health crisis, this blog will not be the first to mention the still looming environmental and climate challenges to the world’s population.  Indeed, a look at a range of jobs this week confirms that environmental career opportunities for PhDs and post-docs are as abundant as ever, across a range of disciplines.  The world needs your expertise.

This week’s job upload includes public and private sector positions ranging from wildlife and rainforest protection to multilateral agencies representations, US government research, scientific research start-ups and corporate Environmental, Governance and Social (ESG) initiatives.  There are also a range of positions that specifically use data science to tackle environmental challenges, but those will be included in our next posting.

HSS

Vice President, Landscape Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife

Senior Research Director, American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Manager, LandScale Market Development and Partnerships, The Rainforest Alliance

Global Index Research Group – ESG Specialist – JP Morgan Bank

Analyst, Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund

Foreign Service Environment Officer, US AID

STEM

Research Plant Physiologist/Ecologist

Climate Engineer, Allegheny Science & Technology (AST)

Post-Doc Opportunities, Grid Interactive Efficient Buildings, US Dept. of Energy

Senior Air Quality and Climate Change Specialists, Impact Science

ESG Quantitative Research Analyst, Eaton Vance Corp.

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

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Research and Related Work within the Hospital Sector

The $1 trillion US hospital network is comprised of 5,198 separate hospitals and employs over 5.7 million people–including many researchers.

With Covid-19 still occupying a critical part of hiring this month, we are showcasing a number of specialized positions within the US hospital network.  The open positions are largely research and clinically oriented, and recruit from STEM backgrounds (NB. we will return to our “normal” programming that includes HSS majors in our next post).

Quite a few positions are not Covid-19 related but rather reflect the continuing demand across a number of health and research functions affiliated with hospitals.

A few examples are included below with more listed on our SmartJobs page.

Research Scientist in Bioinformatics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Senior Associate Researcher, Metabolism Institute, Mt. Sinai Health System

Research Coordinator, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital

Research Physician, US Military HIV Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Researcher, Maternal and Neonatal Health (Global)

Research Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Director of Research Administration, Texas Children’s Hospital

Senior Research Scientist, Human Genomics and Neurotechnology

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact us at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

Jobs Fighting Covid-19 and the Next Pandemic

 

Fighting against the Covid19 pandemic is complex and multifaceted, opening up immediate career paths in the areas such as scientific research, public health, policy advocacy, economics, and emergency communications response, to name a few.

With such an immediate and urgent threat, this week we selected a few hundred open positions relating to the current pandemic and others likely to follow.  Representative positions below range from working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state governments, health policy at Google, the BioHub at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and scientific research positions across data science, therapeutics, microbiology and other areas.

A broader array of infectious disease and related career paths are included on our SmartJobs page as well.

HSS

Research and Evaluation Communication Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Health Outreach Lead, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google

Research Economist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STEM

Biosecurity Bioinformatics Fellow, Chan Zuckerberg BioHub

Research Scientist, Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC), New York State

Research Scientist, HCI, Dataminr

Microbiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sr/Scientist, Analytical Development (Potency), Moderna Therapeutics

Director Biostatistics, Vir Biotechnology

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

Nurturing NextGen – Careers Working with Children

From emergency medicine to cognitive behavior, online teaching to early childhood development, food trauma to Sesame Street, working with children requires high-order skills, commitment and knowledge.  The outbreak of Covid-19 in the US and around the world underscores these needs even more than usual, which is why we are showcasing careers with children this week.

Based on our research, there are a wide range of options available for PhDs and post-docs across virtually every field and, in particular, research, clinical and policy-related work.  There are also child and family-related start-ups that are only now emerging in response to Covid-19.

We provide a few examples below and more jobs uploaded onto our SmartJobs page.

Over the coming weeks and months we will continue to highlight jobs and careers that develop as part of our global pandemic, and how this may shape future opportunities and emerging industries.

There is much work ahead.

HSS

Director, Foundation Partnerships, UNICEF

Manager, International Research, Sesame Workshop

Field Study Research Assistant, Digital Promise

Goldberg Postdoctoral Scholar, Food Trauma in Children

Infant/Toddler, Lead Teacher, Metropolitan Family Services

STEM

Manager, Clinical Research, Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Laboratory Schools, Math Teachers – High School

Research Associate, Cognitive Behavior, Waterford Institute

Sr Technologist/Research Lab Specialist (Stem Cell) St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Behavior Therapist, Center of Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

 

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.