Title: Researcher

Location: Long Island City, NY or California – Bay Area or Los Angeles

About Us:
The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the largest house staff union in the United States. We are a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing over 17,000 resident physicians who are dedicated to improving residency training and education, advancing patient care, and expanding healthcare access for our communities. CIR’s mission is to empower our nation’s interns, residents, and fellows to fight for excellence for our patients.

Job Summary:
The primary role of the Researcher is to provide analytical support to CIR’s new organizing campaigns; they will be a member of the Strategic Campaigns team and work closely with CIR’s New Organizing Team. The Researcher is responsible for compiling and analyzing financial, legal and industry data on hospitals, medical schools and the healthcare system. Researchers also educate CIR leaders, staff, and allies on their findings to build strategic campaigns involving members, elected officials and other community organizations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understanding health system operations including finance, structure and governance, and how they relate to residents. Understanding revenue streams, key decision makers, borrowing/investing, sources of funding in acute-care teaching hospitals.
  • Understanding how to monitor industry trends and their impact on teaching hospital operations.
  • Ability to perform power analyses and find ways to build strategic campaigns around industry knowledge.
  • Understanding resident daily work life, structure of training programs, terminology, and their role in hospital operations.
  • Ability to analyze regulatory documents including financial statements, cost reports, and IRS filings.
  • Familiarity with concepts in academic study design; ability to understand and critically analyze clinical and policy-related studies and journal articles.
  • Mastery of arithmetic, basic statistics, and related software such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiarity with labor law, libel/free speech laws, and major laws related to health care industry.
  • Knowledge of Healthcare Economics, Hospital Budgeting, and financial analysis.
  • Ability to think critically through problems.
  • Ability to facilitate the learning of others.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Ability to critically evaluate one’s own performance, incorporating feedback into improving performance.
  • Ability to develop one’s own skills, acquire relevant knowledge and proactively seek opportunities to learn.
  • Effective and appropriate communication with members, staff, administrators and supervisors.
  • Effective written and verbal communications.
  • Well prepared, organized and able to manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrates an interest in the work and the membership.
  • Desire and commitment to advance the organization.
  • Proactively identifies needs of the organization and responds with solutions.


  • 4 year degree, BA/BS preferred
  • Minimum 2 years relevant research/organizing experience
  • Analytical skills in mathematics and statistics
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks and think critically
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and, Google Suite
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Proficiency in internet and database searching
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Willing to travel

CIR Offers:

  • Competitive starting salary ($66,301-$79,950) commensurate with experience.
  • Excellent benefits package: health, dental, vision, disability, 401(k), pension plan and paid sick/vacation time.

A resume and cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for CIR, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan. Please send your resume and cover letter to: with the Subject Line: Researcher CIR is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws.