Research Assistant


  • Applied Research:
    • Lead or assist applied research in the focus areas
    • Assist with development of technical assistance tools and trainings
    • Contribute to and promote communications about research products
    • Plan and lead meetings to update and receive feedback on projects under RA's responsibility
    • Research and writing assistance on other projects as assigned
  • Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with staff in the Planning and Community Health Center and other APA staff to identify, develop, and submit proposals for new projects
    • Collaborate with staff and members to develop and support a healthy communities interest group
    • Work with staff across APA departments to research and write articles for APA media outlets and help develop digital library resources
    • Assist with planning and executing events including national conference, webinars, group trainings, and regular meetings among project staff

Required qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Planning
  • Training and/or work experience in public health
  • Training and/or work experience in project management
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical, research, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coordinate tasks using processes that are collaborative, transparent, fair, and efficient
  • Two years of professional work experience
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically for site visits, meetings, and trainings

This full time, exempt position is based in APA's Washington, DC office.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter with subject RA – Health to

Event Details


  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    - 11:59 pm

For More Information Contact

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Georgia Institute of Technology
School of City and Regional Planning
245 4th St
Atlanta, GA 30332

The Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse was supported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's Office of the National Prevention Strategy and Healthy Community Design Program and made possible through additional support from the American Public Health Association, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the American Planning Association's Planning and Community Health Research Center. Interested in adding to and supporting the Clearinghouse? Contact the Clearinghouse at