Full-time, Paid, Project Manager/Research Assistant, Bioethics

February 16, 2023

Fri., Jan. 20 

The Hastings Center

Position Description
The Hastings Center, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan institution that has been a leader in research, education, and policy recommendations on the ethical and social impact of advances in health, science, and technology, is seeking a project manager-research assistant (PMRA).

The PMRA supports the projects and work of the Center’s Research Department, and provides occasional support for public-facing and educational initiatives. PMRAs have the opportunity to engage with all aspects of Hastings scholarship, meet and work with leaders in the field, and develop a deep familiarity with a wide range of ethical and policy issues in health, medicine, science, and technology. Current projects address ethical issues in genetics, aging, community health, neuroscience, health equity, and disability rights, among other areas. In addition to the formal duties of the position, PMRAs have opportunities to submit abstracts to conferences and seek publication in journals and The Hastings Center’s Bioethics Forum.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating activities, scheduling meetings, and managing records related to Hastings Center research projects and collaborations.
  • Taking notes at internal meetings, tracking project deadlines and deliverables, and supporting dissemination of findings. 
  • Assisting with research proposal development
  • Performing literature searches
  • Creating and managing databases
  • Conducting interviews
  • Preparing detailed summaries of meetings with external collaborators
  • Assisting with preparation of scholarly publications and presentations
  • Providing other research support as requested

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with citation management software like Zotero a plus
  • Training in or experience researching social or ethical issues in health, science, and technology (for example, campus organizing or classes in public health, biomedical science, philosophy, sociology, health or public policy, science and technology studies) a plus
  • Candidates must already have the right to work in the U.S.

Time Commitment
Full-time, starting in summer 2023. This is a hybrid position, with employees required to go to the Garrison campus in person two days each week.

TBD, with benefits.

Apply by Thurs., Feb. 16, 11:59 p.m. To apply, use the online portal to submit a letter of application describing your background and interest in the position, a resume or CV, a writing sample that is no more than 4000 words, and names and contact information for two references.