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Research Associate-Global Health Policy Center

Center For Strategic And International Studies

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At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

The Global Health Policy Center's goal is to generate independent, forward-thinking, and multifaceted analyses that reach a bipartisan audience and shape U.S. policy approaches on global health. We do this by undertaking policy-relevant research and bringing together diverse stakeholders–U.S. policy makers from across the aisle, global health experts, and global health and foreign policy practitioners–to discuss critical issues and develop recommendations regarding U.S. global health leadership, policies, and programs. To do this, we capitalize on our expertise in health security, infectious disease, and women’s and family health, as well as the expertise of the broader CSIS expert community on regional politics, national security, and development challenges, to examine the geopolitical issues affecting current and future global health activities.

The CSIS Global Health Policy Center seeks a Research Associate to contribute to projects related to routine immunizations and HIV/AIDS within the CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security. The Research Associate will directly support the Senior Fellow and Director of Immunization and Health Systems Resilience. Responsibilities will include conducting research and data analysis; contributing to the development of reports, articles, and policy papers; and serving as the focal point for working groups and other high-level convenings. In collaboration with other staff, the Research Associate will be responsible for the coordination of meetings and events in support of the portfolio and program. The Research Associate will also be responsible for coordinating intern assignments and activity. The Research Associate will liaise regularly with the program directors, staff, interns, and external consultants.

This position will be based in-person at the CSIS headquarters, located in Washington, D.C.

The annual salary range for this position is $59,000 to $70,000.



Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

I. Research, Writing, and Project Management related to the HIV/AIDS and Routine Immunization portfolios (75-80%%), including, but not limited to:

  • Contributing substantively to the activities of the Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security related to routine immunizations and HIV/AIDS.
  • Supporting analytical projects by conducting research and contributing to written as well as multimedia products.
  • Communicating verbally or in writing with other CSIS programs, with Alliance members and with external partners.
  • Backstopping GHPC staff on coordination of events and research trips as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

II. Other GHPC Research, Writing, and Support (15-25%), such as:

  • Preparing and maintaining project budgets and contributing to grant proposals for additional projects.
  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating meetings and events in support of the program.
  • Assisting with hiring processes.
  • Other substantive activities as assigned.


  • 3-5 years related experience in global and U.S. health policy and research management.
  • Strong knowledge of global health security, e.g., policies, programs, stakeholders, bilateral relationships, and multilateral coordination platforms, particularly U.S. investments, the U.S. Congress, and relevant U.S. executive agencies.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Global Health, Social Sciences, International Relations, International Development, Public Policy/Administration, or relevant experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, such as the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from constituency groups, media, governmental entities, and the public, including senior-level representatives of the U.S. Government, international organizations, and foreign governments.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to write coherent research reports, concept papers, and short analyses independently, on deadline, and in clear, precise language.
  • Experience managing project budgets and grants and reporting to funders.
  • Ability to operate under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must possess a self-starting, entrepreneurial mind-set and be able to work well independently and in teams.
  • Must possess sound judgment and impeccable integrity, positive attitude, and creative outlook.
  • PC literate, specifically MS Office, and familiarity with web-based research tools



The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at https://careers.csis.org/.

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