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Project Manager-Research Assistant

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The Hastings Center
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Garrison, NY

The Hastings Center


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Published 15 days ago

January 24, 2021

The Hastings Center’s Project Manager-Research Assistants support the projects and work of our Research Scholars. PMRAs have the opportunity to engage with all aspects of Hastings scholarship, meet and work with leaders in the field, and develop a deep familiarity with a wide range of ethical and policy issues in health, medicine, and science and technology. Current projects address ethical issues in topics such as genetics, aging, and artificial intelligence, among other areas. The position begins Spring/Summer 2021 (exact start date to be negotiated). PMRAs typically stay in the position for approximately 2 years.

As Project Managers: PMRAs coordinate, schedule, and manage records related to Hastings Center research projects and collaborations. PMRAs take notes at internal meetings, track project deadlines and deliverables, and support dissemination of findings.

As Research Assistants: PMRAs perform journal screening, web-based literature searches, document retrieval, bibliographic and citation services; take careful notes and prepare detailed summaries of research project meetings with external collaborators; assist with preparation of scholarly publications and presentations; and provide other research support as requested.

The successful candidate will work closely with members of the Research Department, including our Research Scholars, other PMRAs, and our Administrative Assistant. They will also work with the Director of Communications and the Chief Engagement Officer to enhance the impact of Hastings’ research. In addition to the formal duties of the position, PMRAs have opportunities to submit abstracts to conferences and seek publication in journals and The Hastings Center’s Bioethics Forum.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required.

Key Competencies: Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; great attention to detail; familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (familiarity with citation management software like Zotero is also useful); ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks; ability to take initiative; and willingness to work creatively and in close collaboration with others. Training in or experience grappling with social or ethical issues in health, science, and technology (for example, campus organizing or classes in public health, biomedical science, philosophy, sociology, health or public policy, science and technology studies) may be helpful but is not required. Candidates must already have the right to work in the U.S.


The Hastings Center’s Project Manager-Research Assistants support the projects and work of our Research Scholars. PMRAs have the opportunity to engage with all aspects of Hastings scholarship, meet and work with leaders in the field, and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

The Hastings Center offers health insurance as well as generous vacation, sick leave/personal time, and holidays. The Hastings Center is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all employees. Candidates with backgrounds or from groups underrepresented in bioethics are especially encouraged to apply. The Hastings Center is also attentive to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is enacting safety precautions. Remote work is encouraged until further notice.

The Hastings Center offers health insurance as well as generous vacation, sick leave/personal time, and holidays. The Hastings Center is an equal-opportunity employer, committed…

Location

Garrison, NY

How to Apply

Application Components (in PDF format):

●   Letter of application describing your background and interest in the position. In your letter,

please describe an idea, class, or project that has energized you. (Two pages maximum.)

●   Resume or CV

●   Writing sample (This may be an essay written for a class or thesis but it need not be graded

work. A column or blog post would also suffice.)

●   Names and contact information for two references. Applicants will be notified before

references are contacted.

Applicants will be contacted regarding interviews.

Apply online here: https://hastingscenter.wufoo.com/forms/x1hsjpbe06eax4o/


Application Components (in PDF format):

●   Letter of application describing your background and interest in the position. In your letter,

please describe an idea, class, or project that…

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