ONeill Institute Associate, Transformational Health Georgetown University Law Center

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ONeill Institute Associate, Transformational Health Georgetown University Law Center

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O'Neill Institute Associate, Transformational Health - Georgetown University Law Center

The O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University was established in 2007 through the generous philanthropy of Linda and Timothy O'Neill to respond to the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., the O'Neill Institute reflects the importance of public and private law in health policy analysis. The O'Neill Institute draws upon the University's considerable intellectual resources, including the School of Nursing & Health Studies, School of Medicine, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

The O'Neill Institute Associate works on academic research projects, including preparation of white papers, organization of research colloquia, expert meetings, coordination of interdisciplinary research, and grant writing; as well as working closely with faculty to produce scholarly works for publication, in some cases, resulting in joint publication. Reporting to the Executive Director, the O'Neill Institute Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

Legal and Policy Writing and Research

  • Conducts legal research, analysis, project organization, and external engagement on assigned topics with occasional support from, and supervision of, research assistants.
  • Coordinates with external partners, including donor organizations, and internal stakeholders to accomplish project and program goals, in projects that involve legal and policy writing and presentations, as well as participation in related conferences and events.

Project Management
  • Works with, advises, and directs project team, functioning as an expert resource on designated subjects.
  • Functions as project manager by maintaining assignment completion schedules.

Event Attendance and Networking
  • Attends and reports on events relevant to the assigned research topics and/or other projects.
  • Networks with internal and external stakeholders, representing the Institute's projects and programs and the Associate's area of expertise.

Fundraising Support
  • Supports Institute fundraising efforts by assisting in the development of new and ongoing research projects and proposals.
  • Conducts research of, and outreach to, relevant large donors to facilitate new relationships for the Institute and increase funding opportunities.

Academic Support
  • Supports O'Neill Institute courses, including experiential components such as interacting with outside sponsors, participating in class exercises, and reviewing student work.
  • Supports the Institute's mission of capacity building by mentoring LL.M. students and/or Research Assistants on project/program work to foster substantive experience for students.

Institute Support and Travel

Subject to Institute and project needs, occasionally travel to attend and/or present at relevant conferences, convenings, and events, both domestic and international.

  • JD, JD/MPH, or JD-equivalent
  • At least 2 to 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience with health law and/or policy
  • Familiarity with both domestic and international health law topics
  • Academic and working knowledge of research topics related to health law
  • Exceptional writing skills required, as well as previous publications
  • Excellent research and legal writing skills
  • Ability to operate professionally and maturely in interactions with academic and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work well as part of a small team and to supervise student work in a professional manner
  • Preference for exception academic credentials, including publications

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EEO Statement:

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Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 5/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time