The research assistant will work in the Office of the President to provide research, writing andanalytical support to President and senior staff in the form of briefings, memos, literature reviews,and other written materials. The research assistant must be an excellent researcher and writer,possess knowledge of economics, public policy, and/or related research areas, and be able to workquickly with depth and precision. Specific projects will evolve, focusing on a range of policy issuesand perspectives in areas such as the changing landscape of higher education, federal researchfunding and trends, university collaboration with industry and community, and urban social andinstitutional challenges. The candidate must be a disciplined self-starter who enjoys working in afast-paced and flexible environment.
Primary duties and responsibilities of the job include:
* Conducting in-depth research and analysis.
* Preparing memos, briefs and other written materials for the president and senior staff.
* Communicating complex information in clear, precise, and compelling prose.
* Ensuring that materials prepared for the president and staff are accurate, fact-checked and proofed.
* Monitoring and analyzing developments and major issues in higher education and other policyarenas to remain informed and pro-actively address issues germane to ongoing research projects.
* Developing and sustaining contacts with faculty, staff, and other constituents within and outsidethe university, as necessary to create thorough work products.
About Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is a global leader in nursing research, education and scholarship and is ranked among the top 10 nursing higher education institutions in the country. The School's community health program is second in the nation and the nursing research program now holds eighth position among nursing schools securing federal research grants. The School continues to maintain its reputation for excellence and educates nurses who set the highest standards for patient care, exemplify scholarship, and become innovative national and international leaders in the evolution of the nursing profession and the health care system.