Senior Associate

Senior Associate

The Milken Institute is looking for a talented health policy professional to lead public health implementation efforts in collaboration with partner foundations. This position will work with biomedical and public health teams within the center to drive comprehensive, sustainable solutions through philanthropy.


  • Evaluate health economic research and health policy to support due diligence efforts for various health related projects within center portfolio;
  • Lead system analysis for public health projects, which could include landscaping of latest research, relevant therapies, diagnostic tools, healthcare access, relevant health policy, key nonprofit and advocacy stakeholders, etc.;
  • Support activities related to expert advisory board management for each project, including coordinating meetings, preparing materials, note-taking, conducting specific analysis as requested, etc.;
  • Liaise with external agencies and firms to support project specific campaigns, as needed.
  • Develop executive-level literature to communicate findings for philanthropists, researchers, advisors, etc.
  • Represent the Milken Institute within the broader public health research and health policy communities throughout the due diligence process and at various industry-specific events;
  • Contribute to communications efforts to build awareness of key funding opportunities, philanthropy resources, and overall opportunities to engage with CSP amongst the philanthropic and nonprofit communities; and,
  • Support the expansion of the Philanthropy Toolkit to include investment decision-making tools and case studies of innovative philanthropy strategies and giving vehicles.

Requirements/ Qualifications

  • Masters or Ph.D. in a field related to public health, health policy, or health economics with at least 5 years of post-graduate professional experience;
  • Expertise in health outcomes research, medical innovation processes, and U.S. food and drug regulation;
  • Scientific writing experience for both technical and lay audiences;
  • High intellectual capacity that can be and has been applied to learning new areas of health policy, medical science and technology and related fields;
  • Facility in navigating scientific literature, scientific conferences, and other research resources;
  • Personal attitude that includes being outgoing, entrepreneurial, action-oriented, flexible, with a willingness to adapt to changing situations and have a good sense of humor; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Please submit a cover letter and resume - all applications materials should be attached as PDF files. Any application that does not include both a cover letter and a resume saved as PDFs will be rejected.