Science Policy Fellowship

We are currently accepting applications for the science policy fellowship position (start and end dates are flexible).  Please submit your materials by Friday, August 31, 2018.

Research America’s Mission
Research America is committed to advancing human health by making biomedical and health research a higher national priority.  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 in our Crystal City office. Fellows assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. Fellowships are typically 3 month appointments.   

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 stipend and transportation benefits.

To Apply 
Please email all materials by Friday, August 31, 2018 to Sara Chang, sends e-mail)No calls, please.

  • 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
  • A writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write about science and/or policy for the public (two pages or less)
  • Contact information for three references
  • Application (click here to download)
  • Voluntary Self-Identification Form (click here to download) – return to
If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana