Job Opportunity: Program Officer for Science and Research Policy

Kate Stuart
February 26, 2014

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA; www.idsociety.org), a national medical association representing more than 10,000 infectious diseases physicians/scientists involved in research, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases is seeking an exceptional candidate to serve as our Program Officer for Science and Research Policy. Position serves as lead policy and programmatic staff for biomedical and regulatory science policy activities and staffs our Diagnostics Task Force and Research Committee. The successful candidate will work with IDSA leaders and staff to identify issues and activities, establish priorities and advance strategies.  Key policy issues will include advancing diagnostics research, development and appropriate use; regulatory oversight of research; expanding research funding for IDSA priorities; and others.  

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and possess 4-5 years related experience and an advanced degree in a related field. Exceptional analytical and communication skills are required.  Experience with FDA, NIH or other government agencies or non-government associations would be valued.  (See position description here). A competitive salary will be provided commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefit package (medical, dental, 401K) and a friendly, exciting, professional work environment.  Please e-mail cover letter, resume and salary history to: Shion Chang atschang@idsociety.org.