Public Policy Fellowship
Molecular diagnostics and precision medicine provide many benefits to society, including innovation, direct healthcare services to the public, graduate medical education, and jobs. The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) plays a crucial role at the intersection of clinical practice, policy, and education in all areas of molecular diagnostics and precision medicine: inherited conditions, infectious diseases, and oncology. Decisions made by Congress, federal agencies and health insurance companies have profound effects on the advancement of precision medicine, current clinical practice, and patient access to necessary molecular pathology testing procedures. AMP educates congressional and agency staff about these benefits and advocates for policies that will provide the American public with broad access to medically appropriate genomics testing services and facilitate the clinical implementation of future discoveries.
AMP’s Policy Fellowship Program provides opportunities for early career scientists or public health professionals to gain skills and experience in and exposure to a variety of policy issues and aspects affecting molecular laboratory medicine. This Program is an excellent foray into all aspects of clinical molecular laboratory policy and the fellow will develop a deep understanding of principle regulatory and reimbursement issues impacting this vital area of medical practice. The fellow will work directly with the AMP Senior Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy in AMP’s headquarters, located just outside of Washington D.C., and participate in a range of science and healthcare policy research, communications, and advocacy activities. S/he will participate in the activities of AMP’s Economic Affairs and Professional Relations Committees and attend meetings with federal agencies, on Capitol Hill, and with various stakeholders and coalitions.
The fellow serves for 12 months, with a potential extension of an additional 6-12 months. This is a full-time, exempt position. AMP offers competitive salary and excellent benefits, including health insurance and free parking. The AMP office is conveniently located in Rockville, Maryland and is walking distance to Metro and major bus/shuttle lines. For information on the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), please visit: https://www.amp.org/
For a Job Description of the fellowship activities, qualifications, application requirements and to apply, visit www.faseb.org/employment. Application deadline: February 28, 2022.
AMP is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Those interested in applying for the AMP Policy Fellowship must submit a complete application at www.faseb.org/employment by February 28, 2022.
- One-page cover letter expressing motivation for the position and future career interests
- Two letters of recommendation; and
- Writing Sample: Explain in 500 words or less one of the policy issues below. Your essay should: briefly summarize the issue, outline the (potential) impact of the issue on patients and/or clinical professionals, and provide recommendations for a policy solution to the issue.
- Genetic privacy
- Patents on genes
- Disparities in biomarker testing for cancer patients
- Genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2; or
- Any healthcare policy issue that you are deeply interested in.
NOTE: In addition to uploading the resume and cover letter to the online application, please email the two letters of recommendation and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete your application and be considered for the position.