Manager, Government Affairs and Science Policy

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)
Bethesda, Maryland
Aug 18, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
Full Time

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), an international, scientific, non-profit organization, seeks a Manager, Government Affairs and Science Policy to work closely with ASPET leadership in developing, articulating, and implementing public policy positions on behalf of ASPET.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying issues that may affect biomedical research and formulate responses in consultation with the Society leadership.
  •  Identifying advocacy opportunities and managing ongoing Society advocacy efforts.
  • Developing Society responses such as position statements, comment letters, and testimony in consultation with Committee members, ASPET leadership, and staff.
  • Identifying emerging issues and develop ASPET positions on legislation, regulation, or other activities that may affect research funding or other topics relevant to pharmacology research and ASPET.
  • Writing articles, updates, and other materials for dissemination via email, monthly ASPET Newsbrief, The Pharmacologist, the website, Twitter, and Facebook.

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comfort in working with large, diverse groups in highly visible nonprofit, for profit, and/or government environments.
  • Possess a collaborative work style and consensus building skills.
  • Balance between independence/self-starter and a team player.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and superiors.
  • Deal tactfully and diplomatically with members.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Communicate scientific information to non-scientists.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in non-profit advocacy and government affairs including biomedical research policy, writing, and a demonstrated understanding of the legislative process.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

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