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Join NIA's Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities as a Health Science Policy Analyst

NIA is seeking a Health Science Policy Analyst for its Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities (OLPIA). This analyst would support OLPIA across a range of policy, legislative, and outreach activities, some of which would be specifically relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research.


The responsibilities of this position include:

  • In-depth analysis of pending legislation
  • Responses to Congressional queries
  • Attending Congressional briefings and other meetings; providing highlights relevant to NIA’s research agenda
  • Collection and curation of scientific advances, including the development of lay summaries of scientific findings, preparation of PowerPoint slides, etc.
  • Tracking of National Alzheimer’s Project Act-related activities
  • Support of the Alzheimer’s Disease Bypass Budget and/or annual progress report process
  • Support for meetings with external groups, including pre-meeting communications and post-meeting follow-up
  • Support for other policy-related projects as well as collaboration with NIA’s planning/evaluation and communications offices as needed

Who should apply? 

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Good professional judgment and the ability to provide sound analyses/advice in complex situations
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, and an ability to work quickly and carefully under tight deadlines
  • Skill in conveying scientific information in lay language, both verbally and in writing
  • An eye for detail
  • Experience handling sensitive or controversial issues
  • A master’s degree, PhD, or other advanced degree is preferred. In addition, some past experience relevant to the work of the NIA (e.g., neuroscience, aging research) would be valuable, as would some past legislative/policy experience

How to apply? 

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV or resume to Courtney Wallin.

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