Research Assistant, International Research Unit

Nov 7, 2018

Department: International Programs
Potential Start Date: January 1, 2019
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Location: Washington, D.C.

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

To Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (3-5 pages) to Please reference RAIR08in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has a strict policy of not hiring or contracting with anyone with economic ties to the tobacco industry.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.