Associate Research Scientist

· Cambridge, Massachusetts
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Location: Oakland, CA USA or Cambridge, MA USA

We seek an individual with a commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice, with experience and expertise building and maintaining principled partnerships. The individual should have experience managing multi-partner projects, as well as a strong quantitative research background and exposure to qualitative research methods and analyses. The Associate Research Scientist will work in close collaboration with study PI’s and will take a leadership role on study teams that generate rigorous evidence to contribute to the public dialogue around abortion access and new restrictive laws in the US, including our portfolio of work on telehealth for medication abortion. A competitive candidate for this position will have experience in research management across a diversity of geographic contexts, overseeing the implementation of multiple projects simultaneously, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and communicating research findings to a range of audiences. Associate Research Scientists are responsible for coordinating research portfolios, supervising project staff, managing budgets, building and strengthening project partnerships, and contributing to grant-writing, donor reporting, and study design. The person in this position will also represent Ibis in professional settings, the media, and policy discussions. Associate Research Scientists should expect to travel up to 20% time.  


Qualifications and requirements:

  • Six or more years of work experience and/or education (advanced relevant degree such as master’s or doctorate) in the fields of public health, demography, epidemiology, or related field.
  • Experience managing quantitative and/or qualitative studies with demonstrated leadership in recruitment, data collection, and analysis.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities on a range of concurrent projects with attention to detail, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Quantitative training and applied experience conducting statistical analysis, survey research, data collection and reporting using analytic software such as STATA or R.
  • Experience merging, structuring, and analyzing large datasets.
  • Demonstrated interest in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and/or justice.
  • Experience with and enthusiasm to lead collaborative research teams in a range of settings.
  • Ability to make and carry out strategic decisions independently, and to seek input when needed.
  • Excellent writing skills.


We recognize that strong candidates may not have every qualification listed here, and encourage applications from individuals who bring passion, skills and experience in one or more of these areas.

  • Experience with qualitative research and exposure to qualitative analysis software such as Atlas.ti or Dedoose or MAXQDA.
  • Experience working with community-based and advocacy organizations to translate research results for a range of diverse audiences.
  • Publication track record in peer-reviewed journals.



Benefits: Medical insurance, with most of the premium paid by Ibis; dental, disability, and life insurances; paid sick leave; a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer contributions after the first year; four weeks of vacation per year; transit benefits; and professional development opportunities.

Salary: Cambridge: $74,881; Oakland: $76,838 

Start date: Position starts as soon as it is filled.   


Application priority deadline: September 13, 2022. No phone calls, please. 


Ibis is an equal opportunity employer. Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, women, people who identify as transgender, non-binary, or gender expansive, young people, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, first-generation college graduates, those from communities with the most to gain from expanded access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, and people from other underrepresented communities.

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