Research Assistant, International Resource Center

Job Type

Full Time




1400 I St., NW
Suite 1200
United States


Summary Description

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Assistant for the International Research Unit. As a member of the Unit, the Research Assistant will work as part of team providing technical support to DC-based and in-country staff, grantees, and other advocates working to achieve tobacco control policy change and strong implementation in low- and middle-income countries. 

Primary Duties:

·        Conduct searches on tobacco control topics and areas of related interest.

·        Translate findings from reports and other documents into presentations, fact sheets, and other materials for dissemination and/or posting on the Campaign’s website.

·        Assist in responding to rapid research requests for facts and research documents from staff and partners.

·        Maintain electronic records of research articles, fact sheet files and contact lists for the international research team. 

·        Assist with general office duties and administrative tasks as well as creating spreadsheets proofreading materials and creating PowerPoint presentations.

·        Assist with writing advocacy letters to policymakers. 

·        Assist with organizing workshops and other events hosted by the Research team, other Campaign teams (e.g., country teams), or key partners.

·        Participate in team meetings.


  • Familiarity with conducting literature searches, including Internet searching.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofing with attention to detail.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to think critically and take initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented work environment
  • Undergraduate degree and familiarity with research and/or health sciences terminology.
  • Foreign language skills a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (3-5 pages) to  Please reference RAIR08 in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.