Associate, Global Health Governance and Policy Initiative - Georgetown University Law Center

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Associate, Global Health Governance and Policy Initiative - Georgetown University Law Center

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Institute Associate will work on projects and/or academic research projects. Work includes preparation of white papers, organization of research colloquia, expert meetings, coordination of interdisciplinary research team, and grant writing. Academic project involve working closely with faculty to produce scholarly works for publication. In some case, this work will result in joint publication. Generally:

  • Work with the Institute's Director, faculty members, and staff to conduct short-term advanced research projects, including legal and policy research on relevant national and global health law (e.g. public health law, international health regulations, health and human rights, etc.). Includes some supervision of Research Assistants (RAs) and student research on relevant topics. Projects will involve legal and policy writing and presentations, as well as participation in related conferences and events.
  • Support O'Neill Institute/ Global Health Law LL.M. courses to expand opportunities for experiential learning. Associates will cultivate and help manage relationships with external clients to help define and support student papers and evaluate work. Other work in support of the course development and execution will also be included.

Work Interactions

The Institute Associate will report to the Director, Global Health Policy and Politics.

External: Communicate with partners and funders as necessary for assigned projects.

Internal: Communicate with other institutes, clinics and professors as needed to obtain information relevant to research projects.

  • JD or JD/MPH required.
  • Experience with health law and/or policy required. Familiarity with both domestic and international health law topics.
  • Academic and working knowledge of research topics related to health law. Minimum two to five years of relevant professional experience.

Other Skills:
  • Excellent research and legal writing skills required.
  • Ability to operate professionally and maturely in interactions with academic and other stakeholders required.
  • Ability to work well as part of a small team and supervise student work in a professional manner also required.
  • Exception academic credentials, including publications, are preferred.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time