Research Careers, Internships and Fellowships

With robust research and medical education programs, Nuvance Health™ is an excellent place to start or continue a research career. 
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Start or Grow Your Research Career at Nuvance Health

At Nuvance Health, the world of research opens up to you. We offer a wide-ranging research and innovation program, supportive team of colleagues and access to a diverse patient population.


Researchers at Nuvance Health explore critical areas of inquiry through a wide range of initiatives:

Shape the Future of Patient Care

Every day, we put our belief in advancing excellent health care into practice. Our leadership encourages scientists and clinicians alike to pursue essential research questions and shape the future of medicine.


As part of Nuvance Health, you’ll be empowered to start or continue a rewarding career in research.

Available positions in research

We’re always seeking scientists and clinicians to join the research team. View available job openings on the Nuvance Health Careers website.

Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education in Research

Training and mentoring the next generation of clinicians and researchers is a top priority for Nuvance Health. We work to equip future scientists and care providers with the skills they need to unlock major discoveries and improve patient care.


Nuvance Health offers undergraduate and graduate medical education, including fellowships and internships.


Our participants learn from seasoned researchers and contribute to important projects that advance health care. Learn more.

Research Scholar in Women’s Health Program

The Research Scholar in Women’s Health program addresses the shortfall of women entering science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.


Our post-graduate research scholars engage in multi-disciplinary research that expands knowledge in the field.


We select one Research Scholar each year. Scholars work under the guidance of a research mentor. They collaborate with Nuvance Health research and population health teams on full-time, six-month projects exploring priority research areas such as:

  • Reproductive health
  • Mental health
  • Social determinants of health and illness, including socioeconomic status, education, health literacy and race/ethnicity

Scholars have access to clinical and educational resources at Nuvance Health that foster the development and implementation of robust study. Research projects build upon scientific findings from literature in medicine and other disciplines. These projects help inform the direction of the organization’s research agenda in women’s health.


Each scholar completes an internal presentation of their work, which can be adapted and presented for external professional audiences. Research Scholars also summarize findings from research projects in a manuscript ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Post-undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate study in clinical, translational and/or social science research and graduate students completing a Master’s in Public Health or another health-related discipline
  • Those with strong data analysis skills, including biostatistics, epidemiology, health informatics and/or public health are preferred.
  • Students of all scientific disciplines with strong interest in the biological, environmental, social and genetic causes of health disparities are encouraged to apply, especially women with diverse backgrounds.

For more information, please contact joann.petrini@nuvancehealth.org.

Clinical & Health Outcomes Research Summer Internship Program

Located at Danbury Hospital, research interns contribute to clinical and health outcomes research projects. Under the guidance of the research team, interns play an active role in projects across the health care system.


Typical internship responsibilities include:

  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Collecting data through electronic medical record systems while safeguarding subjects’ confidentiality
  • Preparing study materials for submission to the Institutional Review Board
  • Recruiting and/or interviewing study subjects
  • Preparing, maintaining and updating study materials
  • Assisting with data management
  • Attending project meetings and lectures

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Applicants should be enrolled in or have completed a bachelor’s degree program in public health, health science, clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics or related field.
  • Applicants should be driven and self-motivated.
  • Experience using with Microsoft Excel is a plus.

The Rudy L. Ruggles Biomedical Research Institute Laboratory Research Program

The Biomedical Research Institute offers a two-week research program designed to introduce students to a variety of protocols and techniques used in research.


The program provides an opportunity to work with a senior scientist to learn or improve technical skills. Students obtain a basic understanding of the biomedical research field.


The program emphasizes a hands-on laboratory experience. Students spend most of their time learning research techniques, maintaining a research notebook and performing general laboratory upkeep.


The program offers experience in:

  • Pipetting accuracy
  • Bacterial growth
  • Protein lysis and quantitation
  • Agarose gels
  • Electrophoresis
  • Western blot analysis
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA) assays

The program continues to evolve based on student input and expand to meet new directions of research.

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