The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy is recruiting for the following positions:

Applications Open for Duke-Margolis Internships: Summer 2018

Duke-Margolis is pleased to announce a wide array of opportunities for Duke undergraduate and graduate students to work with our affiliated faculty and staff this summer. Students will gain exposure to the field of health policy while gaining new skills. Students will need the following materials to apply:

  1. Current resume and unofficial transcript
  2. Writing sample
  3. One-page (12 pt., double-spaced) statement of interest describing your interest in health policy and the skills and experience you would bring to the internship
  4. Name and contact information of one academic or professional reference


Application available here. The priority deadline for applications is March 9, 2018 at 11 pm.

Senior Research Assistant

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Senior Research Assistant. The work site for this position will be the Duke-Margolis offices in Washington, DC.

This specific senior research assistant position will support Center projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on medical product development and innovation, medical device and pharmaceutical policy, regulatory science, and the intersection of scientific and regulatory advancement with broader US health policy reforms.

Primary responsibilities include conducting background research, extensive writing for a range of deliverable types (e.g., policy briefs, white papers, blog posts), and supporting Center events and convening. This will include support for project activities through coordination, logistics management, and some administrative tasks.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required and a graduate degree in a relevant discipline (public policy, public administration, public health, health economics, etc.) is preferred.
  • Strong research and writing experience is required.
  • Interest in biomedical science and health policy is preferred.
  • Policy research skills, including ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources, is required.
  • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, public policy, public health, data science, or patient safety is preferred.
  • Administrative, project coordination, and management experience is preferred.  
  • Ability to interact with high level individuals and organizations is required.
  • Ability to transform complicated information into easy to understand materials is required.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online.

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