Program Assistant, Center for Clinical Bioethics - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Jul 28, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
Full Time
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Program Assistant, Center for Clinical Bioethics - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics (PCCB) at Georgetown University Medical Center was established over two decades ago in order to create a center of excellence, filling a unique need for bioethics that is directly oriented towards clinical medicine and strongly rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. In its situation at Georgetown University, it complements the activity and interests of the renowned Kennedy Institute of Ethics, the Philosophy Department, and the Law Center.

The Program Assistant provides support to a 3-year grant - to include planning for conferences on selected topics on the ethics and the spiritual care of patients at the end of life, as understood from a Christian perspective. The Program Assistant has duties that that include but are not limited to:


  • Assists the project Director In research and writing on this topic.
  • Performs library and reference work.
  • Assists with manuscript editing and preparation.

Conference Planning and Implementation

  • Prepares correspondence with speakers.
  • Arranges speaker travel.
  • Arranges meeting rooms, AV, and conference logistics.
  • Performs internal bookkeeping for conference.
  • Handles catering arrangements for conferences.
  • Handles conference publicity and mailing lists.
  • Maintains contact with the donor.

Publication of Conference Papers

  • Works with speakers to submit manuscripts.
  • Works with the publisher.
  • Copyedits manuscripts.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Comfortable and familiar with Christian thinking on the topics to be covered in this project
  • Experience in humanities research, writing, and editing
  • Interest in working on this project for all 3 years

Preferred qualifications

Experience performing the following:

  • Conference Planning: maintain correspondence with speakers, assist in arranging speakers' travel, arrange for meeting rooms, AV and conference logistics, catering, and supplies; and coordinate publicity and mailing lists
  • Publication of conference papers: work with speakers on manuscript submission, as well as with the publisher; and copyedit manuscripts
  • Research: assists research and writing on the topic; perform library and reference work; and assist with manuscript preparation and editing.

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