Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National
& Global Health Law is seeking an Associate to work with
the Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative working to expand
our policy and analysis capacity.
The associate will support our expanding work collecting,
analyzing, tracking, and exploring the empirical impact of policies
and laws around the world linked to infectious disease—working at
the intersection of public health, economics, and human rights.
This includes a key role in the HIV Policy Lab—a unique
collaboration between academic, UN, and civil society organizations
to track, measure and improve the HIV-related law and policy
environment in countries around the world.
The ideal candidate will combine passion for global health and
rights with strong skills in analyzing policy and working with
data. Excellent quantitative and qualitative skills are required,
with training and experience to effectively review and interpret
health policies from a variety of countries and political systems,
manage research assistants and legal advisors, and work fluently
with our growing global database of policies. Experience in data
science and/or social science methods is a plus. So too is
knowledge of HIV and TB. Excellent writing and analytical skills
are required. We seek a candidate who shares our vision of research
and data use as a key tool to improve global public health by
addressing inequities in access to quality healthcare and medical
This position is best suited to someone with either a PhD in
political science, economics, public policy, comparative law, data
science, or similar social science; or a masters or law degree
linked to these fields, alongside methodological training described
above. Candidates must have a clear track record of independent,
entrepreneurial, and detail-oriented work.
The associate will use all of the above skills to implement
projects that sit at the intersection of research and policy
change. The Associate will also help develop new project ideas and
proposals; manage a substantial database; and provide research and
writing assistance to develop and draft reports, peer-reviewed
articles, briefings, white papers, and various other writings. The
work will include collaborating with researchers and other subject
matter experts, both at Georgetown and throughout the world.
Work will focus on infectious disease policy issues on HIV, TB, and
COVID-19, but may also include work on other Global Health Policy
and Politics Initiative projects, issues, and activities. This will
include work supporting civil society and advocacy organizations,
particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). As such,
candidates who have lived and worked in LMICs are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Institute Associates are based at the O’Neill Institute’s
offices at Georgetown University’s Law School near the U.S. Capitol
in Washington, DC. Associates receive a competitive salary
with outstanding benefits (and terrific work colleagues). We hope
and expect that the Associate hired for this position will stay
with O’Neill for several years or more while developing new skills
and expertise and assuming broader responsibilities.
To apply please send a
cover letter and resume with the email
subject [Associate GHPP (Your Last Name)] to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, April 22, 2022.