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Job Title: Research Assistant, Health Policy
Job Number:
Organization: AcademyHealth
Posted: 9/5/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
Compensation: $41-$43k annual salary
Position Description: AcademyHealth, the professional home and leading national organization for health services researchers, policymakers, and health care practitioners and stakeholders, is currently seeking a Research Assistant to provide substantive and administrative support to several initiatives.

The Research Assistant will help to conduct literature reviews and portfolio analyses, summarize findings in a variety of products (e.g., reports, issue briefs), help coordinate meetings and communications, and generally support programmatic efforts for various teams.

The ideal candidate is motivated, curious, highly organized, flexible, a strong writer and eager to take on new challenges. Early career professionals with less than two years of experience in a health care policy or research setting are encouraged to apply.


• Conduct and summarize library and Internet research. • Assist in the synthesis of information and development of, reports, issue briefs and other written products. • Cultivate and maintain relationships with various stakeholders. • Maintain and update project Web sites, online tools, and databases. • Draft articles for online newsletters, blogs, and other Web content. • Create and format tables, charts, presentations and other graphics. • Provide logistical support for workshops, conferences, and Web conferences, including scheduling meetings and conference calls, helping invited speakers and experts with travel and logistics. • Provide administrative support including, preparation and dissemination of meeting materials, note taking at meetings, support for the development of meeting summaries, creating, updating, and maintaining organized files and records, and other related tasks. • Conduct other administrative and research activities in support of AcademyHealth projects.

Qualifications: Desired Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required. • 1 - 2 years of relevant work experience preferably in a health care policy or research setting. • Professional interest in health policy, public policy, public health, or other health care issues. • Strong written and oral communications skills. • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain a system of tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing tasks and projects. • Experience with balancing and supporting the administrative needs of multiple individuals. • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills. • Mature, detail-oriented individual able to work both independently and in teams. • Demonstrated experience using the Word suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Organization Description: Since its inception, AcademyHealth has been advancing this field by acting as an objective broker of information, bringing together stakeholders to address the current and future needs of an evolving health system, inform health policy and practice, and translate evidence into action. As the professional home and leading national organization for health services researchers, policymakers, and health care practitioners and stakeholders, AcademyHealth – together with its members – increases the understanding of methods and data used in the field, enhances the professional skills of researchers and research users, and expands awareness.

Closing Date: 12/5/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Teasha Powell,  Research Assistant, Health Policy
Contact Location: 1666 K Street NW
Ste. 1100
Washington   DC  20006
United States
Contact Location: 1666 K Street NW
  Ste. 1100
  Washington   DC  20006
  United States
Contact Phone: 2022926700 
Contact Fax: 2022926857
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, analytic writing sample and three references (with phone numbers) to Human Resources, AcademyHealth, 1666 K Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006. Fax: 202-292-6800. Email: Please be sure to reference the position for which you are applying. For more information, please go to

Additional Information: AcademyHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer: AcademyHealth will provide all applicants for employment and all employees with an equal opportunity regardless of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, or place of business or residence.

Web Site Delete Date: 11/3/2017