Science Policy Analyst

22 Mar, 2021

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Science Policy Analyst

American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
Rockville, MD

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Assists the AAI Office of Public Affairs in fulfilling the mission of The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) by analyzing and
responding to relevant policy and scientific issues affecting biomedical research; articulating AAI views on a range of issues; supporting
various AAI programs and activities; and enhancing communication between AAI and its members.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifies, analyzes, and tracks issues that may affect immunological or biomedical research (including, but not limited to,
issues involving the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Researches, develops, and drafts responses such as policy statements, background papers/other reports, comment letters,
and testimony in consultation with members of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs (CPA) and association leadership
and staff

Assists with various programs and activities of the AAI Office of Public Affairs

Represents AAI in the biomedical research advocacy community by sharing the AAI perspective and coordinating, as
appropriate, with other relevant organizations
Identifies and develops content and writes issue updates and other materials for the CPA NewsBrief, AAI Newsletter, AAI
website, and social media
Prepares and makes presentations for internal AAI meetings as well as at the annual meeting and other meetings within the
scientific community
Assists with issues that are relevant to other AAI programs and offices; will be asked to weigh in and apply scientific
expertise for other AAI events, activities, and programs
Provides analytic, technical, and other support.

Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education Level
Ph.D. in immunology or related field

Required Skills
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal skills, including ability to communicate
scientific information to non-scientists
Excellent speaking and presentation skills
Experience
Postdoctoral research or other relevant post-graduate experience preferred
Proficient in use of social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) preferred
Management of social media platforms a plus but not required
Additional requirements
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with
colleagues and superiors
Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with colleagues, members,
and the advocacy community
Demonstrated interest in science policy

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Job posted: 2021-03-22