Assistant to the Director

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Position Type: 
Health Policy and Management
Health Promotion and Behavior
Johns Hopkins Global Center for Childhood Obesity

General Description:

The Center is a new national center established with a 5-year $16 million NIH U54 grant plus additional institutional support, and conducts research, training and outreach related to childhood obesity and non-communicable chronic diseases.

The Assistant to the Director will support the Center Director in working on center research, training and outreach activities, including domestic and overseas ones.

Primary responsibilities:

These include preparing evidence-based materials, planning and organizing meetings, assisting in workplan implementation, and other types of project development and implementation activities, provide administrative support to the Center.


Degree: Bachelors required; Masters are acceptable.

Related work experience: Three or more years of related experience required; education may be substituted for some years of work experience. Previous experience with international activities helpful.

Knowledge and skills required: Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Power Point, E-mail/Internet, excellent interpersonal and writing skills. Familiarity with University procedures, NIH-funded projects and international collaboration a plus.

The successful candidate will have strong coordinative and administrative skills, including project management. Position requires high energy, capacity to work quickly, yet accurately. It also requires superb communication (oral and writing) skills, tact, and sensitivity. Patience, language skills, and foresight are important attributes.

If you are interested in the positions , please send your CV to Dr. Hong Xue ( and CC Dr. Youfa Wang ( In the email subject line, please tell which position you are applying for.

More related info about our Center and NIH U54 grant can be found in the following press release and at our center website:

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