Director of Science Policy

Job Details


Washington, D.C.

Expiration Date

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Interest Area

Advocacy/Outreach, Project Management

Position Type


Position Level

Entry level

Minimum Degree Requirements


Contact Email

Company Name

Society for Women's Health Research

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SWHR is seeking an experienced, intellectually curious, and dynamic professional to assume the newly created role of Director of Science Policy. Both an action-oriented strategist and self-starter, the Director of Science Policy will envision, direct, and implement creative science programs and advocacy activities designed to improve women's experiences in healthcare.

Experience in medicine, biotech, healthcare, or health policy is necessary, as is a clear understanding of federal health policy or government affairs and how to influence it. An exceptional writer and creative thinker, a strong candidate will be capable of translating science into messages for educational and policy purposes. She/he will work with vendors, scientific advisors, and a board of directors to implement mission-focused programs. She/he will provide strategic insight on scientific policy challenges and opportunities to engage them.

The Director of Science Policy works in conjunction with other staff members and under the leadership and supervision of the President and CEO to develop, plan, and execute a portfolio of initiatives aligned with SWHR's programs and mission.