Program Officer for Science and Research Policy

Infectious Diseases Society of America
Job Location: 
Arlington, VA

Medical, dental, 401k, others

Job Description: 

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA;, a national medical association representing more than 10,000 infectious diseases physicians/scientists involved in research, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases is seeking an exceptional candidate to serve as our Program Officer for Science and Research Policy. Position serves as lead policy and programmatic staff for biomedical and regulatory science policy activities and staffs our Diagnostics Task Force and Research Committee. The successful candidate will work with IDSA leaders and staff to identify issues and activities, establish priorities and advance strategies. Key policy issues will include advancing diagnostics research, development and appropriate use; regulatory oversight of research; expanding research funding for IDSA priorities; and others. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and possess 4-5 years related experience and an advanced degree in a related field. Exceptional analytical and communication skills are required. Experience with FDA, NIH or other government agencies or non-government associations would be valued. A competitive salary will be provided commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefit package (medical, dental, 401K) and a friendly, exciting, professional work environment.

Contact Information: 

Please e-mail cover letter, resume and salary history to Shion Chang at

About Our Organization: 

IDSA is the largest infectious diseases medical society in the United States, representing more than 10,000 physicians and scientists. The Society's members focus on the epidemiology, diagnosis, investigation, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in the U.S. and abroad.