Legal Research Associate at the Center for Public Health Law Research
Deadline: August 31, 2018
The Policy Surveillance Program (Program) is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase the use of effective regulatory, legal, and policy solutions to improve public health. PSP is a part of the Center for Public Health Law Research (CPHLR) housed at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. CPHLR supports the widespread adoption of scientific tools and methods for mapping and evaluating the impact of law on health. The PSP and CPHLR team works by developing and teaching legal epidemiology methods; by researching laws and policies that improve health to support policy development and enactment; and by communicating and disseminating evidence to facilitate innovation.
The Associate will form part of the dynamic and expanding team that consists of lawyers and other public policy professionals dedicated to using law to improve public health across the nation.
The incumbent will be responsible for researching and analyzing statutory and regulatory laws across emerging public health topics for the creation of quantitative legal datasets. The position requires proficient communications and project management skills, including the capability to handle multiple deadlines, and the ability to collaborate with staff members, and external clients. The selected candidate should be proficient in writing literature scans, briefs and reports, manuscripts, and other materials for publication. Additional responsibilities include writing abstracts, and presenting at conferences and events to promote the organization’s work. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
JD and at least one (1) year of related research experience. Outstanding legal research and writing skills, including statutory and regulatory research experience with LexisNexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, and state legislative websites. Experience conducting literature scans, writing briefs and reports, manuscripts, and other materials for publication. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated verbal communication and presentation skills.
* Analytic or scientific process skills, including the ability to observe, infer, measure, communicate and classify features in the law.
* Strong project management skills.
* Demonstrated organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
* Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel), collaborative document-sharing tools like Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat, and web-interfaces.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially with others as part of a diverse team.
* Ability to write abstracts, and present at conferences and events to promote the organization’s work.
* Background in public health.
This is a grant funded position.
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