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Opportunity for broad exposure to national health policy in a respected, highly visible institution of national and international regard. Two-year position for highly motivated recent or soon-to-be graduate with sterling academic record.
22 November 2011 2:40 PM to 22 June 2012 2:40 PM
INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
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Program Assistant

IOM Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care

Washington, DC



An individual with superior communication and organization skills is needed to provide support to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care. The IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, a private scientific organization chartered by Congress in 1863 to serve as adviser to the nation on matters of science and science policy. Its peer-elected membership is comprised of leading scientists from the United States and abroad, and its reports and convening activities engage some of society’s most compelling challenges. The IOM Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care is comprised of leadership from the public and private sectors, united in their commitment to ensuring that every patient receives the care most appropriate to their circumstances, and that learning and continuous improvement is a seamless feature of each patient experience.


Job Duties:

The program assistant will provide administrative support to the work of the IOM Roundtable, with opportunity for increasing responsibility. Duties include: ensuring the flow, timing, quality and harmony of key activities; maintaining and improving Roundtable communication vehicles, including the contact database and the website; ensuring quality and consistency of all Roundtable products; overseeing correspondence; tracking budgetary and funding information, including drafting of funding proposals and reports; implementing logistics for Roundtable meetings and activities; liaising with Roundtable members, senior individuals, and others throughout the IOM; performing ad hoc research for relevant Roundtable projects; providing administrative support to the Executive Director.



Bachelor’s Degree

Key characteristics:

-An appreciation that all tasks are crucial to an organization’s success

-Ability to operate under limited supervision

-Keen intelligence and problem solving abilities

-Great spirit and sense of humor


-Quick turnaround as well as attention to detail

-Positive attitude and team oriented

-2 year commitment


To apply please send your resume and cover letter to vsrt@nas.edu.



Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those being considered will be contacted.

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