A research opportunity through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is currently available in the Office of Science and Data Policy within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) located in Washington, DC.
ASPE advises the HHS Secretary on policy development, leads special initiatives, coordinates the Department's evaluation, research and demonstration activities, and manages cross-Department planning activities such as strategic planning, legislative planning, and review of regulations.
The participant will be mentored by a team of economic, policy, and public health experts who lead the coordination of federal efforts to combat antibiotic resistance. These efforts include ongoing and targeted analysis of the economic markets for innovative antibacterial product development, barriers to innovation in the research, approval, commercialization, and reimbursement spheres, and policy options to address the current and future threat of antibiotic resistance. In addition to direct mentorship by the ASPE team, the participant will have the opportunity to collaborate with a broad set of federal and non-federal stakeholders and will develop skills in economic analysis, policy analysis and research, and coordination for a large-scale public health initiative.
Additional learning opportunities include: •Developing skills on issues relevant to a antibiotic resistance and/or the economics of drug development in order to provide review and analysis on related topic areas for the annual HHS budget and legislative development process, as well as reviewing and analyzing relevant regulations, legislation, executive directives, reports, and other documents for policy implications and alignment with HHS priorities •Supporting research and evaluation activities to inform decisions about program improvement, regulations, and/or policy making related to biomedical science and public health issues •Drafting internal and external correspondence, reports, presentations, talking points, and other materials for use by by staff, management, and/or senior ASPE leadership in briefing key stakeholders and other leadership, including the HHS Secretary.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and HHS. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of HHS contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The appointment is full-time at HHS in the Washington, DC, area.
To apply, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Detail s/HHS-ASPE-2019-0119