Science Policy Analyst
PRIMARY FUNCTION Assist 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 Positions may be reassigned, and responsibilities may be modified or changed at any time to fulfill organizational requirements.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Supervision Received: General Guidance Managerial Direction Direct Supervision Immediate Supervision Position Titles of Direct Reports No. in Position Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs 1 Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs 1 Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs 1 Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs 1 PRINCIPAL
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Internal: Position Department Purpose Executive Director AAI Provide information and assist as requested Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs AAI Monitor/provide information, coordinate procedures, daily interaction Manager, Science Policy and Legislative Affairs AAI Monitor/provide information, coordinate procedures, daily interaction Various other AAI programs and staff AAI Monitor/provide information, and coordinate responses and procedures, as needed External: Position Organization Purpose Members of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs Members of other AAI committees AAI Monitor and provide information Members of FASEB subcommittees FASEB Monitor and provide information Members and staff Scientific societies/ other organizations Monitor and provide information
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education Level Ph.D. in immunology or related field; postdoctoral research experience and publications record required
Excellent analytical skills Excellent written and verbal skills, including ability to communicate scientific information to non-scientists Excellent speaking and presentation skills Experience 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
Level Attention to detail Excellent Ability to meet deadlines Excellent Writing and computer Skills Excellent Oral & written communication skills Excellent Organizational skills Excellent MS Word Proficient MS Excel Proficient Adobe Acrobat Proficient PowerPoint Proficient
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Job posted: 2020-07-23