Associate, Health Care Products

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/8/2020 2:19 PM)
Job ID
2020-6395
Department
Program-Government Performance
Company
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Overview

The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our hometown and the majority of our staff located in Washington, D.C., our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.
 
Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven initiatives to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.
 
The Government Performance Portfolio within Program
Pew’s government performance work identifies and advances effective approaches to help solve complex challenges at all levels of government in the United States. 
 
The portfolio’s work can be traced back to our founders’ early efforts to improve the lives of Americans by supporting efforts that promoted health, civic engagement, and democratic ideals. Today, we conduct research on emerging topics, develop data-driven reports, and highlight innovative, non-partisan approaches in addressing complex problems at the federal, state, and local levels as well as the interplay that can occur between jurisdictions. Current initiatives focus on health, fiscal and economic policy, and safety and justice, and take into account significant trends such as evolving technologies, and the increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the United States population.
 
Our teams explore and advance effective, evidence-based policies using credible, timely, and accessible research, assessing public support for change, identifying approaches that have proved successful elsewhere, and bringing together diverse perspectives to find common ground. We work in collaboration with organizations that share our commitment to rigorous research, measurable results, and public service, and we focus on developing durable policy change. In addition, our teams use strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders, and the public.
 
Health Care Products
This project seeks to develop and advance federal policies to improve the safety of dietary supplements, regenerative therapies, and in vitro diagnostics, and to conduct research to identify additional opportunities to improve the safety of other FDA-regulated health care products.
 
Position Overview
The associate 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. 
 
The position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the project director, health care products. 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain broad knowledge of the regulation and safety risks associated with dietary supplements, in vitro diagnostics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and other FDA-regulated products.
  • Under the direction of the project director and guidance of other staff:
    • Prepare research summaries, policy analyses, and other materials for lay and policy audiences.
    • Conduct research into new issue areas and assist in creating reports evaluating opportunities to improve public health through updates to FDA law or regulations.
    • Coordinate planning and logistics for on and off-site meetings and conferences.
    • Contribute to the strategic direction and campaign strategy of the project, including assisting in advocacy activities.
    • Monitor policy developments and research related to project topics and emerging FDA policy issues.
    • Contribute to and participate in broader Pew-related projects and activities as needed.

Requirements

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • At least one year of relevant professional experience required, including demonstrated research and writing skills; familiarity analyzing health policy issues preferred.
  • 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.
Travel
This position is expected to include occasional overnight travel for meetings and conferences. 
 
Total Rewards 
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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