Coordinates multiple projects related to improving the quality and value of health care in the United States. Specific focus will be on medical device and drug regulatory policy issues, including innovation, development and regulatory review, and post-market safety and effectiveness. Collaborates with and works closely with Managing Director, Research Assistants, and administrative staff. Interacts regularly with external project sponsors and collaborators, including government agencies, academic centers, advocacy organizations, and health care organizations. Prepares materials for internal and external communications, such as project meetings, conferences, and reports.
Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health or health policy with six or more years of post masters experience. Experience working in health policy or a health care setting a plus. Knowledge and/or experience with regulatory science, including medical device development and evaluation of safety/effectiveness, and experience working with the Food and Drug Administration a plus. Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced project office with varied responsibilities. A background in a research or a policy position is strongly preferred.
Excellent organizational and communication skills required. Must be discreet, trustworthy, and dependable. Must have ability to exercise good judgment and initiative. Must display maturity and work well with little or no supervision. Must be able to think fast, make decisions on own, and function independently and in close cooperation with others. Must be able to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and follow up on details. Specialized knowledge in the areas of medical device and drug safety; comparative effectiveness, research; and biomedical research, product development, and regulation preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and research software; good Internet searching skills; capacity to learn other types of software programs. Previous supervisory experience a plus.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
50% Project Management
Collaborates with senior managers on day-to-day technical and management support of multiple projects related to medical device and drug safety, comparative effectiveness research, personalized medicine, and drug and device innovation. Coordinates activities of internal project team, external collaborators, and subcontractors.
Includes the following project activities:
- Supports senior managers in establishing, monitoring and participating in coalitions and collaborations;
- Supports senior managers in drafting and tracking the substantive components of contracts related to project activities for which he/she is responsible;
- Monitors developments of significance to his/her projects in the government, press, biomedical literature, and key external organizations;
- Uses the project management planning system to track all aspects of the project including status of project staff deliverables and contract deliverables; and
- Supports other key activities of the Engelberg Center on an as-needed basis.
25% Report Writing and preparation of materials for internal and external audiences
- Prepares and edits various materials and reports for senior staff members, including project progress reports, research papers, letters, etc.
- Supports senior managers and collaborates with Communications staff in disseminating meeting summaries and project reports through Brookings web site, popular and trade press, white papers, and peer-reviewed publications.
25% Planning and implementation of conferences and meetings
Supports senior managers in development and planning of conferences and meetings on topics related to health care reform. Serves as a liaison to outside groups participating in these project activities. Develops plans for project-related events, including draft agendas, content details, and proposed speakers. Works with Event Coordinator and Communications staff on logistics, outreach, publicity, and event staffing.
Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. No phone calls please. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.