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.