Employment Opportunities

Senior Communications Associate

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Senior Communications Associate to join our communications team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

PolicyLab offers this exciting opportunity to impact the organization’s mission by providing broad support to PolicyLab’s communications team, as well as direct support to PolicyLab faculty on translation and dissemination of their research and initiatives to internal and external audiences. As a member of the strategy team, this position will also work collaboratively with PolicyLab’s policy team and research portfolio leadership on strategies and tactics to advance the center’s policy and research priorities. The Senior Communications Associate will manage several important writing projects and assist with media outreach on PolicyLab research.

The Senior Communications Associate position is ideal for a communications professional with a background in health who is looking to develop their skills in strategic communications planning, translation of research and project management. A strong foundation in writing and the ability to work well on a team are keys to success in this role. This position reports to the Strategy & Communications Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Strategize with PolicyLab researchers and research portfolios on dissemination strategies and tactics for their articles and other work, with a view towards broader public policy influence
  • Conduct extensive writing projects including managing PolicyLab’s external newsletter, assisting in development of communications and policy tools, and writing/editing blog posts for PolicyLab’s blog
  • Assist with media outreach on newsworthy research and initiatives
  • Plan, execute and promote PolicyLab’s webinar series
  • Maintain/edit content on the PolicyLab website
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Required Education 

Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

  • At least three (3) years of health communications experience
  • Extensive writing experience

Preferred Education

At least five (5) years of health communications experience

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with media outreach strongly preferred, preferably in Philadelphia
  • Health policy experience

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent communications skills (both written and oral)
  • Able to perform tasks independently
  • Able to work accurately and pay strict attention to detail
  • Able to work in collaboration with other professionals and staff within CHOP and partner organizations
  • Adaptable to do work which is varied and requires an intellectual and professional approach
  • Must have strong writing, organizational, and time management skills
  • Candidate should have an interest in and commitment to the goals of the department

Interested candidates should apply here.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

Communications & Operations Assistant

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Communications & Operations Assistant to join our team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

PolicyLab offers this exciting opportunity to impact the organization’s mission by helping to execute PolicyLab’s operations agenda and weekly speaker series while working on a wide variety of communications activities to support a fast-paced children’s health policy research center. As a member of the strategy team, this position will also work collaboratively with PolicyLab’s policy team and research portfolio leadership on strategies and tactics to advance the center’s policy and research priorities. Therefore, the ideal candidate is passionate about public health and health policy issues and is looking to develop their skills in organizational communications, translation of research and project management.

Strong writing and organizational skills and the ability to work well on a team are keys to success in this role. This position reports to the Strategy & Communications Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Run day-to-day operations of PolicyLab’s weekly speaker series, working directly with prominent outside guests to develop learning objectives for presentations and promoting events to internal and external audiences
  • Maintain/edit content on the PolicyLab website
  • Assist with building and executing strategic internal and external communications plans utilizing social media, newsletters, video production, webinars and other communications channels
  • Organize center-wide events, including special events and volunteer opportunities
  • Support writing of blog posts, policy tools and other materials                                                                                                                                                               

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

At least one (1) year of communications, special events, business and/or operations experience.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent communications skills (both written and oral)
  • Able to perform tasks independently
  • Able to produce high-quality work, paying strict attention to detail
  • Able to work in collaboration with other professionals and staff within CHOP and partner organizations
  • Adaptable to do work which is varied and requires an intellectual and professional approach
  • Strong writing, organizational, and time management skills
  • Interest in and commitment to the goals of the department or center

Interested candidates should apply here.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

Statistical Scientist I

Job Summary

The Statistical Scientist I provides expert statistical support to an investigator and takes a leadership role in the development of a statistical programming and data analysis plan. He/she contributes original ideas and participates in all facets of research plan and conduct including research methods, preparation of data sets, sample size calculations, performance of statistical analysis, and interpretation of results, authorship and publication of original research projects. The Statistical Scientist I works under the directorship of an established principal investigator or faculty level statistician while participating in research on a wide variety of topics.  He/she conducts work independently                                                                                                                                                                

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in the design of research projects and works under the direction of an established principal investigator or faculty statistician.
  • Contributes expertise in the statistical design and planning of research projects.
  • Reviews draft plans for feasibility and statistical appropriateness.
  • Collaborates with project team to develop analysis plans, sample sizes, randomization schemes and apply appropriate methodologies.
  • Independently develops plans for statistical programming, data management, creation of analytical data, and data evaluation.
  • Provides leadership in implementation of analysis plan.
  • Prepares accurate and meaningful reports of analyses including summary tables, charts, plots, and graphs and interpretation of results.
  • Prepares data files for statistical analysis; ensures integrity of data using general tests for validity.
  • Participates and provides expertise in the interpretation of research results.
  • Contributes to manuscript and abstract writing and preparation for publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Participates in and provides expertise for statistical plans in the development of new grant proposals.
  • Provides database review, statistical programming and data analysis consultation to project team members and colleagues in CHOP community.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the research group.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: MS required in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.

Required Experience: 5-7 year’s relevant experience required; Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects required.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: PhD preferred with minimum of 3+ years relevant experience

Preferred Experience: Demonstrated achievement in facilitating and proposing a research project.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced skills and knowledge in biostatistics, statistical methods in medical and clinical research, and clinical epidemiology.
  • 5+ years of experience and proficient in base SAS, SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH and SAS MACROS, or other commonly used statistical languages.
  • Knowledgeable about database utilization in statistical analysis; familiar with UNIX and windows OS.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

To apply, click here.