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Dr. Louis Sullivan Science Policy Fellowship (PhD or Terminal Degree)

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.

Job Summary
Research!America is offering a paid, one-year fellowship named in honor of Louis Sullivan, MD for individuals with a PhD or other terminal degree who seek science policy experience. Telework opportunity is possible, and start and end dates are flexible. The fellow will assist Research!America in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities with the goal of integrating the following objectives into Research!America’s work:

  • Accelerating advocacy efforts to improve health equity;
  • Developing cross-sector efforts to advance STEM workforce diversity; and
  • Partnering with HBCUs and other minority serving institutions to expand their profile in the US medical research world while highlighting the important work they are already doing.

Job Description
The Dr. Louis Sullivan Science Policy Fellow 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 the Dr. Sullivan fellowship
  • 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 in science who seek science policy experience in the areas of biomedical research, health services research and other health research disciplines, and related Research!America priorities. Please note that individuals without a PhD or other terminal degree in a science field will not be considered.

Ideal candidates have a strong academic background, excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated interest in advancing health equity and workforce diversity. Familiarity with the health and life sciences research sectors is preferred. Candidates must have experience with Microsoft Office software.

Salary is $4,500/month. Research!America offers a benefits package that include medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; and long- and short-term disability insurance.

To Apply
Qualified candidates are invited to email a cover letter and resume to hr@researchamerica.org. Please include academic status, specific area(s) of interest and expertise, reason(s) for wanting to be a Research!America fellow, availability, and contact information for three references. Please submit your application no later than Friday, March 31.

Research!America is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.