Research Assistant, Global Health Science and Security Georgetown University Medical Center
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Research Assistant, Global Health Science and Security - Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown's Center for Global Health Science and Securityconducts original research to help decision makers worldwide build sustainable capacities to prevent, detect, respond to public health emergencies, and to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with a high-quality evidence base to make decisions that promote health security.
The Research Assistant works closely with project investigators to contribute to a diverse portfolio relating to global health and health security. Reporting to the Center's Director, and working collaboratively (and at times taking direction from other Center faculty, senior research staff, and administrative staff), the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:
Extract and clarify data from various sources and databases
Perform literature reviews of peer-reviewed and gray literature
Format, transform, review, and assess data sources to determine their relevance and utility for Center projects
Contribute to creation of presentations, manuscripts, reports, and funding proposals
Manage non-peer reviewed publications, and perform writing and editing duties
Supervise student projects as needed
Coordinate with Center staff, faculty, and affiliates to set up project-related meetings and events
Write and curate content for the Twitter account and Center website, including new publications, related research promotion, and a monthly newsletter
Engage in other logistic support activities as requested by supervisor
Bachelor's degree in epidemiology, public health, health economics, health policy, or related discipline
0 to 2 years of professional work experience
Demonstrated interest in global health and health security
Ability to prioritize, focus and achieve results in a fast-paced and complex environment
Ability to initiate and complete tasks under tight deadlines and changing priorities, while maintaining attention to results and detail
Ability to professionally and effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders and work in order to advance the Center mission
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with a team
Excellent research and writing skills to include conducting literature reviews, data extraction and contributing to research publications
1 to 2 years of relevant experience
Foreign language proficiency
Proficiency with data analysis, data visualization, and database management
Coursework in health economics
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