Research Assistant, Center on Medical Product Access, Safety, and Stewardship - Georgetown Universi

Washington D.C.
Nov 30, 2017
Mar 26, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Research Assistant, Center on Medical Product Access, Safety, and Stewardship - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University's  Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship (COMPASS) works with Georgetown faculty, community stakeholders, federal and state governments, and commercial partners in developing innovative solutions that promote U.S. and global access to safe, sufficient, and effective medical products that address the world's pressing public health challenges.

The Research Assistant serves as the primary researcher on the Global Mapping of Antibiotic Resistance project carried out by COMPASS. S/he works with the project's Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI, and project staff and partners in medicine and public health to guide the overall project by conducting literature reviews, developing data criteria and characteristics for analysis and conducting outreach to other scientists/potential collaborators. Reporting to the Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs reviews of the scientific and medical literature.
  • Conducts research using other data sources, such as national and international disease surveillance and open source media.
  • Works with the project's Principal Investigators and collaborators to identify, develop, and pilot test approaches for searching additional novel data sources from medicine, public health, and other disciplines.
  • Develops criteria for and assesses study and data quality and attributes for inclusion or exclusion in database.
  • Enters data into databases and makes recommendations for and carry out updates to database structure. 
  • Works with Principal Investigators and collaborators to analyze data and distill larger trends and findings.
  • Produces new and update existing maps to display global trends in antibiotic resistance.
  • Assists with preparing publications and other analyses.
  • Supports compliance activities related to the grant, such as contribute to reporting.


  • Bachelor's degree and demonstrated relevant skills and research success in public health/life sciences - strong preference for advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in public health, life sciences, or relevant analytic sciences
  • IT skills or ability to learn to work with databases such as Excel and SAS, modeling, and GIS programs/mapping technologies
  • Specific experience in/familiarity with antimicrobial resistance, infectious disease epidemiology, and global public health preferred
  • Excellent speaking, writing and analytic skills
  • Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team and with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including at Georgetown, other universities, government and other countries
  • Strong interest and educational background in public health and/or life sciences

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