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Research!America Science Policy Fellowship

Posted by on Monday, January 24, 2022 in Announcements .

Research!America has an opening for a Science Policy Fellow with a PhD or other terminal degree. Please submit your materials by Monday, January 31, 2022.

Research America’s Mission
The Research!America alliance advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. We advocate for a federal policy climate that helps empower our nation’s biomedical and health research sectors as they work to accelerate medical progress. For more information about Research!America, click here.

Job Summary
Research!America is offering a paid, temporary fellowship with telework opportunity possible. Fellows assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. The fellowship is a one-year appointment (start and end dates are flexible).

Job Description
The science policy fellows will:

  • Track relevant policy issues, including budget and appropriations legislation
  • ​Perform background research and write fact sheets, newsletter articles and text for Research!America’s website
  • Complete and present a self-directed project on a science policy topic relevant to the mission of Research!America
  • Attend briefings, meetings, and hearings on Capitol Hill, as well as events off Capitol Hill that are relevant to our organization’s mission
  • Provide administrative and project management support as requested

Individuals with a PhD or other terminal degree who seek science policy experience in the areas of biomedical research, health services research and other health research disciplines, and related Research!America priorities. Ideal candidates have a strong academic background and excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the health and life sciences research sectors is preferred. Candidates must have experience with Microsoft Office software.

Research!America offers a compensation package that includes a competitive monthly salary; along with benefits that include medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; and long- and short-term disability insurance.

To Apply
Research!America is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. Please submit all materials by January 31, 2022. No calls, please.

E-mail résumé and cover letter, including academic status and specific area(s) of interest and expertise, reason(s) for wanting to be a Research!America fellow; availability; and contact information for three references to sends e-mail). We are unable to personally respond to each applicant, but will be in touch with applicants who are selected for further review.

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