• Associate, Antibiotic Resistance Project

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/21/2018 11:49 AM)
    Job ID
    Program-Government Performance-Federal
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Overview

    The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.


    We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.


    Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the public interests.


    With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Australia, Brussels and London, and with additional staff in other regions of the United States and around the globe, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.


    Project Description
    The antibiotic resistance project works to combat antibiotic resistance by developing and advancing research and policy to spur the innovation of new antibiotics and to reduce the use of antibiotics in people and in food animal production.

    Position Overview
    The associate, based in Pew's Washington, D.C., office, will inform and influence public policy by providing research and programmatic support to achieve the goals of the project. This will include developing subject matter expertise in antibiotic discovery and development: participating in the execution of the project’s research and outreach plans; identifying and summarizing relevant scientific research, preparing policy analyses and recommendations; and assisting with convening meetings and stakeholder communications.

    Reporting to the manager, antibiotic resistance project-innovation, the associate will work closely with all members of the antibiotic resistance project team as well as other Pew colleagues in communications, research, government relations and other areas. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.


    Under the direction of the manager and guidance of other staff, the associate will:

    • Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of scientific and regulatory processes underlying drug discovery and development, both nationally and internationally.
    • Contribute to development of publications that are accessible to the public, media, and policymakers, including fact sheets, issue briefs, Web features, and other materials.
    • Confirm the accuracy of project’s products and publications by leading and participating in quality-control and fact-check review processes.
    • Help identify and summarize scientific research and policy developments related to new developments in antibiotic resistance.
    • Support efforts to maintain and update Pew’s existing pipeline product, Antibiotics Currently in Clinical Development, on a bi-annual basis, working closely with scientific experts to validate results, and track the development of antibiotics that may address unmet medical need or urgent threat pathogens.
    • Support the team in implementing the Shared Platform for Antibiotic Research and Knowledge (SPARK).
    • Help organize stakeholder convenings and work closely with officer, innovation, to develop convening materials.
    • Assist in preparing external presentations, including talking points and PowerPoint slides, for project leadership.
    • Contribute to strategic development efforts as assigned, including long-term project planning exercises.
    • Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and/or committees as needed.



    • Associate’s degree required; bachelor’s degree in a research, science, policy, or health-related discipline preferred.
    • A minimum of one year of relevant professional experience, including demonstrated analytical, writing, and fact-checking skills. Experience in public policy preferred.
    • Ability to write clearly and cogently for internal audiences, policy makers, the media and the public.
    • Ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as to identify, understand, and synthesize different policy perspectives.
    • Experience working with academics, nonprofits and other entities that conduct research and policy analysis—helping to ensure the results are rigorous, policies are relevant, and communication is clear, timely, and persuasive to target audiences.
    • Strong systems skills including Microsoft office products required; database and online research applications preferred.
    • Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.
    • Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to set priorities and identify resources.
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Flexible and able to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams of both support and senior staff to meet project goals.

    Compensation and Benefits

    We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance. 

    The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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