Join our team

The Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI) is growing!  We are looking for new team members who are highly motivated towards excellence and who have a passion for women's health.

Center Administrator

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to help coordinate and expand CWHRI’s activities. The center administrator will provide support in several key areas: research, strategic development, connecting with diverse communities, and administration.The incumbent will manage CWHRI’s daily operations for Drs. Sonya Borrero (Director) and Marian Jarlenski (Associate Director), multiple affiliated faculty members, research fellows and community partners. Duties will include shaping and executing a strategic vision for the center, identifying funding opportunities, writing and/or supporting grant applications; helping to coordinate and manage CWHRI-initiated research; and promoting and disseminating CWHRI’s research to various stakeholders, including advocacy organizations, health providers, and public officials. Administrative duties include organizing conferences and special events to promote CWHRI endeavors and maintaining social media presence. Applicants are required to have a Masters degree, preferably in a discipline related to medicine, public health, or public policy and a demonstrated commitment to women and gender health issues. Strong organizational and communication skills in a diverse and inclusive environment are required to ensure successful strategic planning, growth, and management of CWHRI. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to initiate, develop and sustain cooperative relationships with community partners. We encourage applications from those who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented in science. If interested, please contact Sonya Borrero at  or Marian Jarlenski at


Research Staff

We are seeking applicants for a number of research assistant positions at the University of Pittsburgh and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. These positions will provide support for several research projects focusing on optimizing contraceptive access and reproductive health equity. The research assistants will support research activities under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Sonya Borrero, and respective study coordinators for each of the studies. Responsibilities and job duties include: assisting with participant recruitment and enrollment, scheduling participant appointments, participant interviewing, and study data management for several NIH-funded large scale, multi-site studies. Administrative and other study related duties may be required as necessary. Prior experience in research, health care, consenting or recruiting for studies is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will be familiar with research methodologies and have a strong interest in women’s health care and reproductive health. If interested, please contact Kristen Rice at or Liz Winter at


Data analyst

We are seeking a statistical data analyst to support CWHRI faculty in designing and implementing appropriate methods for the management and analysis of complex research study data, manuscript preparation, and drafting statistical analyses of grant applications. Applicants must have a thorough understanding of methodological and conceptual components of statistical analysis and health services research, and be able to apply that understanding to make independent, practical contributions to the research.The incumbent will work with many different data sets such as electronic medical record data, claims data, and survey data, and must possess expert knowledge of research methodology to work with a high level of autonomy. The successful candidate must possess expertise in research methodology with emphasis on statistics or epidemiology, mastery of at least one statistical software (i.e., Stata, SPSS, SAS, or R) and have strong interest in continuously learn new statistical methodology. If interested, please contact Sonya Borrero at  


Research Faculty 

We are seeking clinician-investigators and PhD investigators focused on women’s health research. We are seeking individuals with experience in health services research, social science, clinical epidemiology, or patient-centered outcomes research. Academic rank will be Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in the tenure stream. Salary and appointment commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates who meet the eligibility requirements should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.