Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Research-to-Policy Collaboration invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in a career at the research-policy nexus supporting the translation of scientific evidence to policymakers. This exciting opportunity would support an embedded policy fellowship placement to train a Policy Associate who would be responsible for implementing an effective, replicable and non-partisan model for brokering researchers and policymakers—known as the Research-to-Policy Collaboration model.
- Frequently meeting with legislative staff and be the about their policy goals, priorities and research needs
- Identify and recruit research-oriented professionals with subject matter expertise into RPC’s Raid Response network and coach them in policy engagement
- Act as relationship broker and build, lead, and maintain partnerships between researchers and policymakers via rapid response meetings to response legislative requests for research-based information
- Write, edit, and review evidence-based communication materials (fact sheets, policy briefs, op-eds, blog posts) tailored for non-academic and congressional audience
- Organize panels, roundtables, or congressional briefings for policymakers
- Outreach with partnering organizations or those engaged in relevant advocacy activities to coordinate our response to legislative requests
- Quasi-academic activities include thorough tracking and reporting activities, managing relevant data, and contributing to publications
- Grant writing and other development activities that support sustainability of the RPC
- Supervise and train interns and fellows
Skills and Traits Needed by Applicants
Applied research experience with an enthusiasm and commitment to accelerating the translation of science to policy.
- Curiosity and a generalist attitude with interest in diverse social policy issues
- Experience in building and maintaining partnerships or collaborations
- Strong diplomatic communication and interpersonal skills.
- Solid writing skills tailored for non-academic audience