Health Science Policy Analyst

07 Jul, 2020


Health Science Policy Analyst

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Redwood City, CA

Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity,  we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.

Our Values

We believe we can help build a future for everyone.

  • We aim to be daring, but humble:  We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
  • We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
  • Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.

Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Opportunity

Our mission is to support science and technology that will help make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century. To enable progress towards this vision, we are supporting pathways for communities to engage with science and participate actively in the research process. With our Rare As One project, we aim to leverage and bolster the power of patient communities to dramatically accelerate the pace of research. We are supporting patient communities by offering new tools, grants programs, and capacity-building support and training. We are also interested in supporting the development of improved research-enabling tools and technology that are controlled by patient-led organizations.

To do our work, we have assembled a Science Policy team that includes leaders in patient engagement and training, community organizing and capacity-building, and policy, working cross-functionally with technology product, computational biology, and data science team members. As the Health Science Policy Analyst, you will provide policy analytic support within this team, focusing primarily on the Rare As One project. You will support our health science policy and strategy function to understand and track the policy landscape and stakeholders. Your analyses and information-gathering will support strategic decisions and development of standards and practices for our grantmaking, capacity-building, and partnerships.

You will

  • Conduct landscaping of the relevant ecosystem and identify policy needs and opportunities in the community, under the supervision of our health science policy and strategy lead and in collaboration with our patient engagement, capacity-building, technology product, and user experience research teams.
  • Provide sound analyses of federal, state, and international policies, laws, and regulations that impact or provide important context for CZI’s Science Policy programs. Propose programmatic strategies that maximize our impact in light of the anticipated effects of policies.
  • Perform and maintain updated literature reviews, and monitor current events and policy developments pertaining to relevant science policy issues.
  • Conduct stakeholder and expert identification to support convening, relationship-building, and consultations. Assist in development of convenings.
  • Attend relevant conferences and workshops to support relationships with our partners and thought leaders.

You have

  • 3-5+ years of experience performing health or science policy analysis or research in an academic, think tank, government, or related setting.
  • MPH, MPP, or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Substantive knowledge in one or more of the following areas: precision medicine; health data access, privacy, and security; digital health technology; bioethics; genomics; human subjects research regulations; open science.
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory and market conditions relating to scientific innovation.
  • Experience executing complex projects and partnerships.
  • Excellent project and time management skills, with the ability to manage and multi-task across multiple projects and competing deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and experience with complex stakeholder relationships with government, policy, research, and advocacy partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex organizations and processes to deliver results and make decisions in fluid environments with limited information at times.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Passion for our mission and desire to contribute to an innovative organization that is balancing start-up hustle with long-term impact.

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Job posted: 2020-07-07