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Job Opportunity: Research Assistant/Conference Planner

Posted: May 26, 2010

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program is looking to hire a graduate student part-time to be the primary coordinator for a conference entitled "Where Religion, Policy, and Bioethics Meet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care."

The conference will be held at the University of Michigan in May 2011. The hired assistant will help to coordinate the logistics of the conference in conjunction with the steering committee and a volunteer organizating committee comprised of students from across the campus.

Please send resume or CV with cover letter/email directly to Dr. Aasim Padela, aasim@umich.edu. Please direct any questions about the position directly to Dr. Padela as well.

The conference is a led by a steering committee comprising of faculty members from the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, History, Near Eastern Studies, Sociology, and the Bioethics Program at the University of Michigan. We anticipate a program with mix of didactic and panel workshop sessions throughout the conference and ample opportunities for graduate students and scholars to be involved in a variety of roles.

The assistant will report directly to Dr. Aasim Padela; and will be the point person in arranging travel arrangments, publicity efforts, facilitating conference calls, drafting an agenda, crafting invitations, letters and flyers.

-Independent work with strong organizational skills
-Ability to travel and have access to a car
-Strong inter-campus connections and student organizational experience
-Interest in Bioethics

Pay: $12-15/hr, depending on experience.

The job is flexible with most of the work to be done in the period of March-May 2011 anticipating 10 hrs a week during that time; however work will commence in June 2010 a few hours a week.


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