Employment Opportunities

Portfolio Strategy Manager-Behavioral Health

Job Summary

The Portfolio Strategy Manager-Behavioral Health partners with Principal Investigators and research staff across each of CHOP PolicyLab’s four thematic portfolios to identify and spearhead opportunities to collaborate on center-wide funding proposals, interventions and innovative projects to improve behavioral health outcomes for children and their families.

This role supports the strategic growth of research and implementation projects to inform evidence-based, best practices for children and their families.

The position plays a key role in the PolicyLab strategy team and will be responsible for collaborating with Center leadership to develop and implement a strategic vision for the growth of behavioral health-focused research and implementation projects within PolicyLab. As such, this position will undertake cross-center, strategy and funding projects as identified with the Health Equity Strategy Director, faculty leads and Center leadership.

Job Responsibilities

Programmatic Work

  • Manage the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the continued growth of behavioral health-focused work within PolicyLab, serving as a liaison/intermediary to Center projects related to behavioral health issues.  
  • Represent PolicyLab to external stakeholders, including practitioners, community members, policymakers, funders and partners.
  • Work closely with Center communications and policy experts to develop and disseminate strategic communications, including blogs, commentaries, and related documents.
  • Support each of PolicyLab’s portfolios through operational and coordination support as needed. 
  • Identify and apply for grant funding opportunities in support of behavioral health focused work.
  • Participate in grant development and reporting; assist with research manuscripts and support implementation work as it relates to the portfolio.
  • Support project and/or intervention teams as needed.
  • Participate in PolicyLab strategy team and support Center strategy activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Management and Staffing

  • Coordinate with consultants related to program portfolio, as applicable.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health, or related field

Required Experience:

  • At least two (2) years of relevant post-graduate child and adolescent behavioral health experience in a policy, advocacy, clinical or research capacity.
  • Experience collaborating with public school systems, departments of health and human services and child welfare.
  • Experience collaborating with community-based organizations.
  • Experience working in communities with deep-poverty.

Preferred Education

  • Doctoral degree in psychology (PhD, PsyD)

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Understanding of large-scale research and evaluation projects in order to inform innovation and project design for funding proposals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A history of success in grants acquisition as the lead applicant or collaborator.
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and communicating with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Strategic vision for improving behavioral health outcomes and services for children and families.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Comfort representing organization at community task forces, workgroups, conferences and events.
  • Passion for health equity and optimal child and family health outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience and content expertise in behavioral health, family-centered care or clinical-community partnerships in a policy, advocacy, clinical or research capacity.
  • Demonstrated success at community and partner relationship development, fund-development and grant writing.
  • Demonstrated innovative approach to behavioral health work and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and function well in fast-paced work environment.
  • Able to move projects forward with limited guidance.
  • Able to perform tasks independently.
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team.
  • 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.
  • Strong writing, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Interest in and commitment to public health research and child health policy that aims to improve outcomes for children and families.

Interested applicants can apply here.

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 can send their resumes and cover letters to Heather Warman (WarmanH@email.chop.edu). 

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.

Student Employment Opportunities

If you are a student with an interest in Adolescent Health & Well-beingHealth Care Coverage, Access & QualityHealth Equity or Intergenerational Family Services and would like to explore possibilities of participating in an internship or work study or volunteering within PolicyLab, we may have a research study or policy project just for you.  

PolicyLab provides opportunities for students at different levels of training—from undergraduate to doctoral—to participate in pediatric research and health policy projects. Summer and year-long positions may be available.  

Applying is Easy! 

Summer Positions

Our 2019 Spring/Summer application period will run from March 15 through June 1. Please note, onboarding can take anywhere from three to six weeks, therefore we highly suggest that you submit your request early during the application period to allow adequate time to participate in PolicyLab’s studies.

Simply send your request to PolicyLab by clicking on submit during our spring/summer application period. If we have an available position that may be a match, we will contact you to discuss further possibilities and next steps in the process. Our faculty also work with students in the SUMR and CRISSP programs, for which we also welcome your applications. 

Fall/Winter Positions 

Our 2018 Fall/Winter application period has ended, however we will publish more information on the 2019 Fall/Winter application in the coming months.

We look forward to connecting with you!

At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

 

At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.