Health Policy Assistant

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Position Title:            Assistant, Vaccines, Biodefense and Diagnostics Policy

Department:          Policy

Reports to:             Senior Director, Vaccines, Immunotherapeutics and Diagnostics Policy                            

Salary Range:         Commensurate with experience


Primary Purpose of the Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide research, operational, and administrative support to the Senior Director, Vaccines, Immunotherapeutics and Diagnostics Policy, the Director, Diagnostics & Personalized Medicine Policy, and the Manager, Vaccines and Biodefense Policy, as well as the BIO organization as directed. Promotion to Manager will be dependent on performance.


Job Responsibilities:

·         Conduct research as directed in various issue areas, with emphasis on immunization policy and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, emerging infectious disease/biodefense/pandemic influenza policy, and government funding for medical countermeasure development and for relevant programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.

·         Monitor the status of regulations, guidance documents, and legislation, as directed. Where appropriate and as directed, develop summaries of key documents.

·         Attend hearings, meetings, and symposiums and provide summaries as directed.

·         Assist the Senior Director, Director, Manager, and others as assigned, in research and development of position papers and presentations.

·        Manage the development and distribution of the semi-monthly Vaccines & Biodefense Newsletter.

·         Assist in coordination and development of panels, presentations, and BIO annual meetings and provide logistical and planning support for BIO policy events.

·        Create, prepare, and distribute correspondence (including mail and email) as directed, and maintain relevant member distribution lists.

·         Promptly and accurately respond to BIO member company questions regarding vaccines and biodefense policy.

·         Schedule and coordinate working group and committee meetings, including venue and amenity logistics, as directed. Attend meetings and prepare minutes to share with members as directed.

·         Maintain Senior Director’s and Director’s calendars, including scheduling and travel arrangements as directed.

·         Track expenses and prepare and submit expense reports for the Senior Director and Director.

·         Manage the Specialty Team budget and maintain compliance to budget parameters via monthly reports for the department Executive Vice President and status briefings to the specialty policy team.

·         Work with external vendors to coordinate the development of advocacy materials when directed by policy committees.

·         Provide one-hour of coverage at the office’s front desk when called upon based on rotation schedule.

·         Other duties/projects as assigned by the Executive Vice President for Health and the Senior Director of Vaccines, Immunotherapeutics, and Diagnostics Policy.



  • Demonstrated excellence in communications (oral and written) and organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in operating various office machines, such as scanners, printers/copiers, fax machines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively time-manage and function well in a fast-paced team environment
  • College degree or equivalent years of work experience.


We offer a competitive, employer-paid benefits package. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:


Biotechnology Industry Organization
Human Resources Department
1201 Maryland Avenue, SW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20024

Phone: 202.962.9200
Fax: 202.488.6308

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