Student Positions

1. Graduate Student Research Assistant – Deliberate Biological Events


The student research assistant, Center for Global Health Science & Security, primarily supports the “United Nations Secretary General’s Mechanism – Biological Weapons Convention” project through the review and analysis of laws, regulations, and policies, as well as other research and analysis as required.

This position is for 20 – 40 hours per week during the summer. Compensation is $19.89 per hour consistent with the university collective bargaining agreement.

Job Duties

The position duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Cconducting research as directed on the project, including reviewing and categorizing/coding selected laws, regulations, and policies with a set methodology, as well as other projects as discussed with the investigator;
  2. assisting in data collection;
  3. assisting in analyses and reporting of research findings;
  4. assisting in administrative support within the scope of assigned research projects.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  1. Current graduate student at Georgetown University
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and interest in global health security, specifically global health policy and deliberate biological events
  3. Proficiency in writing
  4. Attention to detail
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite tools
  6. Flexible, team player

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with database software (ex. Airtable, Microsoft Excel)
  2. Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills

To apply:

Interested candidates should email their resume/CV and a letter of interest to the principal investigator, Dr. Alexandra Phelan,

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