AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CANCER RESEARCH
Deadline for Applying: Open until filled
Position Title: Senior Science Policy Analyst
Reports to: Director of Science Policy
Department: Science Policy & Government Affairs
Location: 1425 K Street NW, Washington, DC
Employment Status: Full-time/ Exempt
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Contribute to the development and successful execution of activities in support of AACR’s national policy activities and priorities.
- Provide real-time information, analysis, and oversight on a variety of science and health policy issues with a focus on comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered research, and personalized medicine.
- Monitor, analyze, and assess federal regulations, legislation, and other government activities as they pertain to priority policy issues.
- Support committee activities, including coordinating meetings, providing background materials, and executing action plans.
- Draft issue briefs, policy statements, white papers, talking points, and other documents.
- Contribute to the AACR policy newsletter to inform AACR members, cancer organizations, and the general public about relevant policy issues.
- Help shape special sessions and briefings to educate Members of Congress and their staffs about important pending legislation and issues affecting cancer research.
- Attend and report on relevant scientific and science policy meetings and conferences.
- Provide support to the Director of Science Policy on a wide array of policy initiatives and assignments.
- Perform the essential functions of the position and other related duties as assigned
- Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree in a science-related field required.
- One to three years of relevant experience in a public policy environment and general knowledge of federal policy process.
- Knowledge of cancer and cancer-related biomedical research preferred; familiarity with clinical and translational cancer research issues including comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered research, and personalized medicine a plus.
- Superb written and oral communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate to scientific and lay audiences.
- A demonstrated ability to analyze complex information, build evidence-based arguments for policy proposals, and bring conflicting points of view to consensus.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- High degree of judgment, discretion, and tact.
- A self-starter with creativity, initiative and demonstrated problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to function productively when unsupervised and as part of team
- Ability to multi-task and work under rapidly developing deadlines and priorities.
- PC, word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheet, and database programs.
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