Research Associate - NAM Leadership Consortium

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

Overview: <strong>Req. No.: R0001772</strong><br /><br />*Cover Letter Required*<br /><br /><strong>About the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)</strong><br />The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. The NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community. The NAM&rsquo;s mission is to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally.<br /><br /><strong>About the Program</strong><br />The NAM Leadership Consortium (LC) provides a trusted neutral venue for national leaders in health, health care, and biomedical science to work collaboratively toward their common commitment to a health system that rewards effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and continuous learning. The Leadership Consortium is composed of the four Action Collaborative portfolios focused on:<br /><br />&bull; Evidence generation to improve the use of real-world health and health care experiences to produce reliable evidence to guide improvements in health care and population health.<br /><br />&bull; Digital health to foster improvements and innovation in the digital health and data infrastructure supporting care connectivity, informed decision-making, and evidence development for improved population and patient-level health.<br /> <br />&bull; Health financing and payment to support financial systems and incentive structures that reward the whole person and whole population health and health care.<br /> <br />&bull; Individual and community engagement to advance a culture of health equity and accountability that places the needs of people and communities at its core. <br /><br /><strong>About the Position</strong><br />The Research Associate (RA) will be responsible for drafting and developing numerous background documents that will assist the team in gaining a better understanding of issues and trends impacting the portfolios. Under the guidance of senior staff, the research associate will assist in the preparation of data for use in summaries, fact sheets, and reports. In addition, the RA will assist with some administrative duties related to programs/projects such as scheduling calls with external stakeholders and taking notes. <br /><br />The successful candidate will be a self-starter of keen intelligence who is passioniate about the NAM&rsquo;s vision and mission; a proactive, forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions; will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of complex situations, with exceptional writing and organizational skills; and will have the ability to effectively balance multiple priorities.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Essential Job Duties:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Research</strong>: Performs research and analysis, analyzing and organizing technical data and reports and compiling summaries of information. Develops information sources. Reads, analyzes, and evaluates data and literature. Prepares preliminary outlines of projects to determine appropriate methodology. Synthesizes data for specific sections of the report or other types of output. Prepares and formats various survey instruments and databases to accept specified information.</li> <li><strong>Writing</strong>: Writes technical papers or summaries. Abstracts information from scientific studies to create tables for committee review or use in committee reports. Drafts, summarizes, and edits findings and provides feedback to appropriate parties. Analyzes data developed and prepares written interpretations.</li> <li><strong>Project Support</strong>: Researches and organizes information about external stakeholders, speakers, and members. Corresponds with committee members, participating in the planning and execution of committee meetings, and other tasks associated with preparing for committee meetings and workshops. Assists in the scheduling of meetings, calls, workshops, and in taking notes. Attends and participates in meetings and workshops.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Communication</strong>: Responds to inquiries from the public sector, sponsors, and other scientific peers outside of the National Academies. Increases public awareness of programmatic activities. May identify and contact professional and advocacy groups interested in the program&rsquo;s work.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Database Management</strong>: Manages database to track references. Manages and maintains bibliographic databases. May assist in maintaining email and distribution lists.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Publications</strong>: Performs fact and reference checking for reports. Inputs edits into report drafts. Create reference lists, bibliographies, figures, graphics, and tables for reports. Formats figures and tables.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <br /><strong>NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES</strong><br />Related duties and special projects as assigned.
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: </strong>Ability to solve intellectual problems of appreciable variety and complexity using originality and ingenuity. &nbsp;Ability to exercise appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action. &nbsp;Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. &nbsp;Ability to work successfully in a team environment. &nbsp;Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies' departments through effective communication. Excellent written and verbal skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong> Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience: </strong>Two years of related professional experience.</p> <p><strong>Preferred Education and Experience:</strong> Master's degree in a related field.</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities: </strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: </strong>None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong> Reports to the Deputy Director.</p>