Vacancy: Research Associate with Ibis Reproductive Health

Opening for Research Associate

Based in Cambridge, MA or Oakland, CA


Ibis Reproductive Health is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to improve women’s reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Our core activity is clinical and social science research
on issues receiving inadequate attention in other research settings and where gaps in the evidence exist. Our agenda is driven by women’s priorities and focuses on increasing access to safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choices, and integrating
HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. We partner with advocates and other stakeholders who use our research to improve policies and delivery of services in countries around the world. Our staff of roughly twenty is located in Cambridge,
MA and Oakland CA, USA; and Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information:

We seek a thoughtful, entrepreneurial researcher who is committed to work on women’s reproductive health, rights, and justice and is interested in building a body of research and leadership in the field, particularly
in the areas of US abortion restrictions and health inequities. Competitive candidates for this position will be experienced researchers with bold ideas for projects that will have an impact on women’s lives and health and will also be committed to participating
in staff and organizational development at Ibis.


Ibis is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.



• Develop new quantitative and qualitative research on abortion, contraception, and other reproductive health topics in the US and internationally

• Manage implementation of new and ongoing projects including staffing, budgets, partnership development/stewardship, and donor relations

• Secure funding for new research, both independently and in collaboration with other staff

• Contribute to overall Ibis management and strategy development

• Represent Ibis in professional settings, the media, and policy discussions

• Clearly communicate research results in peer-reviewed journals, research briefs, blogs, op-eds, and other venues and articulate key policy and programmatic recommendations/implications

• Supervise research staff



• PhD or Master’s plus equivalent experience in demography, public health, anthropology, sociology, epidemiology, or related field

• Experience designing, implementing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research/data; training in qualitative research methods, statistics, survey research, and/or epidemiological methods required

• Commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice; experience with reproductive health, rights, and justice research/programming preferred

• Proven publication and fundraising track records

• Excellent writing and presentation skills

• Supervision experience

• Willingness and ability to travel

• Enthusiasm for working with advocacy organizations and health care providers

• Language skills and international experience desirable

• Flexibility

• Sense of humor


Salary: Negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience


Deadline for applications:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Please note the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. We will prioritize reviewing applications received by April 10, 2015. No phone calls, please. Position will remain open until filled.