Overview

This position will support the research operations of the Forum for Collaborative Research (Forum). ​Familiarity with public health issues in any of the following areas is ​strongly preferred for this position: rare diseases, HBV, transplantation associated viral infections, ocular diseases, or HIV.

Selected Responsibilities:

  • Independently implements a work-plan to set up symposia – notifying attendees of logistics, agenda, reimbursement policy, assuring that meeting planner has appropriately prepared meeting infrastructure and addressing logistical issues raised by attendees.
  • Assists senior staff in performing research such as identifying and distributing background materials, preparing initial drafts for review by more senior staff and incorporating recommended changes.
  • Independently writes first drafts of planned publications, abstracts, or meeting summaries based on content of faculty roundtables, individual projects and scientific symposia for review and editing.
  • Prepares background materials for grant applications and/or funding requests and symposia.
  • Independently identifies and assists with grant applications or funding opportunities after reviewing the grant or funding documents.

Education: Master’s degree in Public Health or other life sciences and/or equivalent experience
Location: UCDC campus in Washington, DC

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About Forum for Collaborative Research

The Forum, founded in 1997, is a public/private collaboration addressing cutting edge science and policy issues through a process of stakeholder engagement. The mission of the Forum is to facilitate collaborative research in drug development. Current areas of focus include HBV, HIV, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, rare diseases, ocular diseases, and transplantation associated viral infections. The Forum has a unique and complex structure that includes stakeholder partners such as patients/patient advocates, academia, governmental agencies, industry, insurers, professional societies, and other relevant entities.