About the position: The Director of Federal Government Relations will represent The Jackson Laboratory to elected and appointed officials in Washington DC, and will ideally be located in Washington, DC. The incumbent will identify prospective linkages, develop strategies for pursuing new partnerships, conduct research into policy issues and guide the Laboratory’s interactions with appointed and elected officials.
- Monitor, analyze and synthesize legislative proposals to determine their impact on JAX
- Establish and maintain close working relationships with elected officials and staff, institutional partners, collaborators, and agency personnel
- Educate and engage Federal officials in discussions about the importance of biomedical research at JAX and its effect on human health and the US economy
- Produce written analyses and position papers on policy matters of importance to the Lab
- Guide internal discussions regarding new threats and opportunities, and seek new ways to maximize funding opportunities with the federal government and nonprofit agencies