Senior Research Associate, Center for Global Health Science and Security - Georgetown University Me

Washington D.C.
Aug 16, 2017
Jun 25, 2018
Education, Research
Full Time
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Senior Research Associate, Center for Global Health Science and Security - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University's Center for Global Health Science and Security conducts original research to help decision makers worldwide build sustainable capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies. The Center's multi-disciplinary team develops evidence for action, providing decision makers with the tools they need for sustainable capacity building to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies.

The Senior Research Associate is a member of an interdisciplinary team on a project to characterize factors affecting the timeliness and quality of laboratory testing to support rapid disease detection and response in a number of case study countries. Working directly with faculty from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Senior Research Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:


  • Engages in mentored research related to the performance of laboratory systems for rapid disease detection in low and middle income settings.
  • Conducts strategic interviews and direct focus groups with technical experts.
  • Develops and implements quantitative and qualitative research protocols in coordination with senior research staff.
  • Manages/oversees data sets and data management.
  • Identifies and applies appropriate statistical tools and techniques to systems data.
  • Works with senior research staff to translate findings into recommendations for governmental policy and practice.


  • Prepares technical manuscripts in coordination with senior research staff.
  • Develops research reports, white papers, standard operating protocols, and project summaries for internal and external audiences.
  • Prepares presentations and represents Center as a technical expert at national and international meetings.

Program Support

  • Plans site visits and technical meetings in collaboration with international partners.
  • Coordinates team planning for international travel and events.
  • Helps ensure that daily, short-term, and long-term project activities, priorities, and deadlines are being met.
  • Assists in the development of proposals for external funding of Center activities.


  • PhD in microbiology or other relevant discipline in the life sciences
  • Ability to undertake complex research projects and lead technical meetings with limited supervision
  • Ability to interact with a variety of national and international stakeholders
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficiency in developing, executing, and implementing research protocols (quantitative and/or qualitative)
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methods and tools
  • Availability and willingness to travel internationally

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in diagnostic/service laboratory setting
  • Experience working with international technical partners or in international setting

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