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Contractor - Scientific Program Management and Writing Services (August 14, 2020)

Society for Women’s Health Research, Washington, District of Columbia

Position Description:

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) seeks proposals for science program management and scientific writing services support.

SWHR is a 30-year-old national nonprofit dedicated to improving women’s health through science, policy, and education. SWHR is a thought leader on research in biological sex differences in health and disease. Thanks to SWHR’s efforts, women are now routinely included in most major medical research studies and scientists are considering sex as a biological variable in their research. 

SWHR is seeking part-time contractual support to manage and execute two new scientific programs and write three peer-reviewed papers on the topics of menopause, autoimmune (skin) diseases, and women’s vision (paper-writing only):

  1. Interdisciplinary Roundtable and Public Forum: The Impact of Menopause on Women’s Health. SWHR will convene a diverse panel of basic and clinical researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and thought leaders for a closed roundtable meeting to address issues around the impact of estrogen depletion in menopause on women’s health and the debilitating effects of vasomotor symptoms. A public forum will be held after the roundtable to highlight the research, policy, and educational needs that can improve health outcomes for women.
    1. Program Deliverables: Roundtable meeting, public forum, peer-reviewed paper, and communications/dissemination plan for work products
  2. Interdisciplinary Roundtable and Public Forum: The Impact of Alopecia, Atopic Dermatitis, and Psoriatic Arthritis on Women’s Health. SWHR will convene a diverse panel of basic and clinical researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and thought leaders for a closed roundtable meeting to discuss the health, social, and economic impact of alopecia, atopic dermatitis, and psoriatic arthritis on women’s health. A public forum will be held after the roundtable to highlight the research, policy, and educational needs that can improve health outcomes for women with these autoimmune conditions.
    1. Program Deliverables: Roundtable meeting, public forum, peer-reviewed paper, and communications/dissemination plan for work products
  3. Women’s Vision Health Peer-Reviewed Paper. Using the recording and transcript of SWHR’s Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Women’s Vision Health, draft a peer-reviewed paper that outlines the unmet needs and knowledge gaps identified during the event and explores the best means to further research, expand treatment options, and improve disease awareness. Coordinate roundtable participants for their review of the paper and incorporate their feedback. 
    1. Program Deliverables: Peer-reviewed paper

Qualifications:

  • Background and expertise focused on science;
  • Experience in producing a roundtable event;
  • Experience in publications and/or science writing; and
  • Experience with women’s health issues a plus.
Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • Technology-efficient
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively when appropriate
  • Takes initiative without direction

To Apply:

Please visit https://swhr.org/about/job-opportunities/ for details.

Deadline: Friday, August 14, 2020.

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If necessary, interviews will be conducted between August 24-28, 2020.

 

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