Research Assistant (Part-time), Center for Global Health Science and Security Georgetown University

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Research Assistant (Part-time), Center for Global Health Science and Security Georgetown University

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.


Research Assistant (Part-time), Center for Global Health Science and Security - Georgetown University

Georgetown University's Center for Global Health Science and Security conducts original research to help decision makers worldwide build sustainable capacities to prevent, detect, respond to public health emergencies, and to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with a high-quality evidence base to make decisions that promote health security.

The Research Assistant works closely with project investigators to contribute to a diverse portfolio relating to global health and health security. Reporting to the Center Director and working collaboratively, and at times taking direction from, other Center faculty, senior research staff, and administrative staff, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

Research Activities

  • Extract and clarify data from various sources and databases
  • Perform literature reviews of peer-reviewed and gray literature
  • Format, transform, review, and assess data sources to determine their relevance and utility for Center projects
  • Contribute to creation of presentations, manuscripts, reports, and funding proposals
  • Perform other assignments that fall within reasonable scope of research team

Administrative Support
  • Coordinate with Center staff, faculty, and affiliates to set up project-related meetings and events
  • Engage in other logistic support activities as requested by supervisor

  • Bachelor's degree in epidemiology, public health, health economics, health policy, or related discipline
  • 0-2 years of professional work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in global health and health security
  • Ability to prioritize, focus and achieve results in a fast paced and complex environment
  • Ability to initiate and complete tasks under tight deadlines and changing priorities, while maintaining attention to results and detail
  • Ability to professionally and effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders and work in order to advance the Center mission
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with a team
  • Excellent research and writing skills to include conducting literature reviews, data extraction and contributing to research publications

Preferred qualifications
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Proficiency with data analysis, data visualization, database management
  • Coursework in health economics

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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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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/10/2033
Work Type: Part Time