Friday, June 5, 2015

Recent Grad Interested in Health Policy? Apply for This Research Assistant Position with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids!

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Assistant for the International Research Department. As a member of the International Research Unit, he/she will work as part of team providing technical support to DC-based and in-country staff, grantees, and other advocates working to achieve effective tobacco control policy change and policy implementation in low- and middle-income countries.

Primary Duties:
  • Conduct searches on tobacco documents and secondary sources in areas of interest.
  • Translate findings from reports and other documents into fact sheets, presentations, letters or case studies for dissemination and/or posting on international edition of the Campaign’s website.
  • Assist in responding to rapid research requests for facts and research documents from staff and partners.
  • Monitor the Resource tab of the website to ensure that information remains current.
  • Track and maintain journal subscriptions
  • Maintain electronic records of research articles, fact sheet files and contact lists for the international research team. 
  • Assist with general office duties and administrative tasks such as faxing, scanning, and emailing documents as well as creating spreadsheets, proofreading materials and creating PowerPoint presentations.
  • Assist with writing letters to policymakers, including elected officials and senior administrators. 
  • Assist with organizing workshops and other events hosted by the Research team, other Campaign teams (e.g., country teams), or key partners.
  • Participate in team meetings.
Skills Required: 
  • Undergraduate degree and familiarity with research and/or health sciences terminology.
  • Familiarity with conducting literature searches, including Internet searching.
  • Familiarity with research methods and ability to summarize research articles.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofing with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems creatively and work independently.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Foreign language skills a plus.
To Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (3-5 pages) to . Please reference the position code: RAIR-08 in the subject line of the email.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Apply here.