• Associate, Health Care Products

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/22/2018 4:20 PM)
    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 Overview
    Pew’s health programs utilize research and critical analysis to improve the public’s health and well-being. The health care products project works to enhance the safety and effectiveness of medical products routinely purchased by Americans, including compounded drugs, over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements, and other products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

    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 related to FDA-regulated health care products; supporting a research agenda; event planning; assisting with stakeholder outreach; and contributing to a legislative campaign.

    Reporting to the project director, the associate will work closely with Pew colleagues in communications, research, government relations, and other areas. This 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.


    • Develop and maintain broad knowledge of the regulation and safety risks associated with FDA-regulated healthcare products including dietary supplements, compounded drugs, over-the-counter drugs, regenerative therapies, and unapproved uses of approved drugs and devices.
    • Under the direction of the project director and guidance of other staff:
       o Prepare research summaries, policy analyses, and other materials for lay and policy audiences.
       o Conduct research into new issue areas and assist in creating materials on topics that support the project’s goals, such as public health challenges related to the regulation of dietary supplements and over-the-counter drugs. While the research agenda may evolve to meet the needs of the project, it will primarily involve qualitative research, including guided interviews, convenings, data collection instruments, focus groups, and polling as well as reviews of relevant literature.
       o Coordinate planning and logistics for on- and off-site meetings and conferences.
       o Support implementation of the strategic direction and campaign strategy of the project, including assisting in advocacy activities.
       o Monitor policy developments and research related to project topics and emerging FDA policy issues.
       o Contribute to and participate in broader Pew-related projects and activities as needed.


    • Associate’s degree is required; Bachelor’s degree highly preferred.
    • At least one year of relevant professional experience required, including demonstrated research and writing skills; familiarity analyzing health policy issues preferred.
    • Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
    • Ability to synthesize and summarize information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue and identify themes.
    • Demonstrated ability to learn and master new issues quickly.
    • Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
    • Demonstrated time-management skills, including the ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.
    • Ability to write clearly and cogently about technical and policy matters for internal audiences, policy makers, the media and public.
    • Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.


    This position is expected to include occasional overnight travel for meetings and conferences.

    Compensation and Benefits
    As this is a full-time position, 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 help you 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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