Employment Opportunities

Research Associate/Analyst – Part Time

International healthcare industry trade association based in Rockville, Maryland has an immediate opening for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly organized Research Associate/Analyst. This mid-level position reports to the VP of Research & Education. As a key member of the Research Department, the Research Associate/Analyst will specialize in print and online content management, assist in conducting member surveys, respond to frequent Association member inquiries and provide general administrative support to the VP of Research & Education. Responsibilities include developing and producing quarterly and biannual research newsletters; editing technical reports; assisting VP in coordinating research programs; disseminating information to staff, members and stakeholders, maintaining general electronic files as required by the research dept, and coordinating two scientific meetings annually. Writing responsibilities may include continuing education materials for health professionals, journal submissions, patient/physician education (print and online), and responses to member inquiries. All projects will be attributable to MPL Association. Excellent opportunity for the seasoned professional who is seeking a challenging and meaningful role in a dynamic, mission-driven organization.


The ideal candidate has a background in scientific writing, healthcare, medical terminology, journalism, and/or a related discipline. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science and/or 5-8 years of related experience preferred. Position requires excellent independent writing, editing, proofreading, and electronic organizational skills. Proficiency with Microsoft suite (in particular Excel, Powerpoint, and Word). An understanding of survey design, and project management preferred. Position requires strong attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and excellent administrative and project management skills. Competitive salary and benefits.

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary history via email: jobs@mplassociation.org

Meeting Department Intern

Reports to: Meetings & Education Department

Position Summary:

The internship opportunity is for the spring semester starting in late January and ending in May 2018. Work hours and start/end date are flexible based on your schedule. This is a paid part-time internship ($10 per hour), 15 to 20 hours a week. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Jenna Hinrichs, Meeting Planner, jhinrichs@MPLassociation.org, no later than December 1, 2017.

The Meeting Department intern assists with various aspects of the development and coordination of logistics for Association-sponsored meetings, educational courses, webinars and workshops. Under the supervision of the Meetings and Education Department, the Meeting Department intern assists with the following:

  • Assist in the maintenance of the iMIS Meetings Database by entering registrations, preparing reports, sending confirmation letters, and filing registrations
  • Speaker packets including confirmation letters, contracts, forms, checklists, etc.
  • Speaker database by collecting speaker materials and presentations
  • Meeting material templates for attendee folders/packets. Prepares content for workshop presentation websites
  • Participant name badges, tent cards, signage and other meeting materials
  • Attendee lists, special event tickets and other related reports from meeting database
  • Meeting/workshop evaluation spreadsheets and summary reports including filing of reports
  • Promotional/sponsorship items including researching new ideas
  • Meeting packing checklists, labels, and box contents reports. Prepares and packs meeting supplies for shipment
  • Continuing education certificates. Maintains continuing education and meetings files in accordance with accrediting requirements
  • Meetings and Education Department related administrative duties
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • General knowledge of and/or interest in meeting/event planning
  • Familiarity with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Excellent motivation, problem-solving, and communications skills
  • Outgoing, customer service-oriented
  • Ability to handle shifting activities and multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team