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Are you passionate about VBAC access, bodily autonomy, evidence-based care, and equity?

Are you a graduate student, have a graduate degree, or graduate-level experience, in midwifery, public health, or nursing?

We are hiring a Research Assistant and if our goals align, we would love for you to apply.

Our mission at VBAC Facts® is to increase access to vaginal birth after cesarean through our educational courses for parents, continuing education opportunities for professionals, legislative work around the country, and consulting services.

We envision a time when every pregnant person seeking VBAC has access to unbiased information, respectful providers, and community support so they can plan the birth of their choosing in the setting they desire.

If this work calls to you, please take a look at the job description and application below.

I also welcome you to share this opportunity widely.

If you have any questions, let me know.


Jen Kamel
CEO & Founder, VBAC Facts®

Research Assistant

Our continuing education and consumer advocacy firm, VBAC Facts® LLC, seeks to improve access to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) by making the medical research easily accessible and digestible to medical professionals and pregnant people. We are currently seeking a research assistant.

Job duties

The research assistant will be responsible for comprehensively searching the health sciences and medical literature in order to ensure up-to-date evidence on VBAC and repeat cesarean for several projects. The research assistant will also be responsible for appraising and summarizing the literature found to ensure high quality studies are secured. The research assistant will report directly to and work with the CEO & Founder to translate research findings to birth professionals for applied impact.

  • - Perform literature searches on assigned topics
  • - Annotate literature for CEO & Founder
  • - Interpret literature in written scripts, handouts, client education

Desired qualifications, skills, and expectations 

  • - Graduate student, graduate degree, or graduate-level experience in midwifery, public health, nursing, or related field with an emphasis on maternal health
  • - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • - Able to translate medical conclusions into everyday terms
  • - Proficiency in Google documents and MS Word
  • - Strong attention to detail
  • - Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking
  • - Ability to work in teams with timely responses
  • - Experience with Slack, Asana & Zoom preferred
  • - Have a computer or smartphone with a webcam and microphone
  • - 20-25 hours/month (most hours in weeks 1-2 of each month)
  • - Non-disclosure agreement required
  • - 100% work from home
  • - Make your own hours
  • - Have firm deadlines
  • - $20-25/hour
To apply

Step 1:  So we can quickly get to know you, please record a short video (less than five minutes) answering the following questions:

1. How would your best friend describe you in 1 or 2 sentences?

2. What is one thing you are really excited about right now?

3. What's the number one thing that motivates you in life?

4. Why do you want to be part of our team?

5. Why would you be absolutely perfect for this role?

Step 2: Upload the video to YouTube and submit the link to your video, resume, detailed cover letter, and writing sample (short literature review) below.

Cover letter should communicate your (1) expressed ability to understand and interpret basic statistical techniques used in medical literature; (2) interest and experience with maternal health and VBAC access; (3) ways in which you have worked to increase equitable maternity care for BIPOC; (4) your experience or perspective on how a company can advance the principles and practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (5) when you are available to start.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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