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FYI Hiring Senior Science Policy Editor and Reporter

Join our team! The American Institute of Physics is hiring a science policy reporter and a senior editor for science policy to contribute to FYI’s in-depth news and information resources. In addition to writing and editing, the senior editor will also work to shape FYI’s editorial strategy and build relationships with stakeholders. Applicants should have at least seven years of experience in policy reporting or policy analysis for the editor role and at least three years of experience for the reporter role.

New NSF Technology Directorate Hiring for Multiple Roles

The National Science Foundation is seeking to fill multiple program director positions within its new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships. Positions require an advanced degree in a STEM field and at least six years of related experience in research, research administration, or program management. Application deadlines vary.

ARPA–H Building Up Its Ranks of Program Managers

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health is hiring its inaugural cohort of program managers, who will serve up to two three-year terms. Applicants must submit a program pitch that identifies a key problem in health and proposes “revolutionary” strategies to solve it. Proposals must address a set of questions known as the “Heilmeier Catechism,” which were developed by DARPA to evaluate the risks and benefits of research proposals.

Great Observatories Science Analysis Group Spinning Up

A new Great Observatories Science Analysis Group is forming to provide guidance to NASA as it supports precursor science as well as technology and mission concept maturation activities for future generations of flagship space telescopes. Those activities anticipate NASA’s eventual creation of a Great Observatories Maturation Program in response to a recommendation in the recently released National Academies decadal survey for astronomy and astrophysics. The new group is currently seeking members with expertise in astronomy, planetary science, and aerospace engineering, and candidates from all backgrounds are invited to “contribute fully, including in SAG-wide leadership roles.”


National Academies Offering Grants for Ukrainian Researchers

The National Academies is seeking applications for its Scientists and Engineers in Exile or Displaced program, which will award research grants to teams of Ukrainian scientists hosted by the Polish Academy of Sciences. Teams will receive up to $200,000 per year for up to three years, which can be used to pay for salaries, housing in Poland, and research expenses.


Society of Physics Students Seeking Policy Interns

The Society of Physics Students is seeking applications from undergraduate physics and astronomy students for its 2023 summer science policy internship program, which is sponsored by AIP. The Mather Public Policy Internship places two students in congressional offices and SPS also places a student with FYI to assist in science policy reporting. Internships are also available in roles focused on research, education, public outreach, and science writing.


S&T Policy Think Tank Seeking Fellows

The Science and Technology Policy Institute is seeking candidates for its two-year fellowship program, which provides opportunities for recent bachelor’s degree recipients to contribute to research on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other federal science agencies. Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field between May 2021 and July 2023.


Energy Think Tank Hiring Innovation and Nuclear Advisers

Third Way, a center-left think tank, is hiring for several positions within its Clean Energy Program, including a deputy director, a policy adviser for innovation, and a senior policy adviser for nuclear energy. The policy adviser positions respectively require a minimum of three and five years experience in a relevant field, and the deputy director position also requires supervisory experience.

Medical Physics Society Hiring Government Relations Manager

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine is hiring a senior government relations manager to “develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive government affairs program,” including policy analysis and legislative advocacy at the state and federal level. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and five years relevant experience, and those with backgrounds in medical physics, science policy, or another scientific field are preferred.

FAS Hiring Director for Science Policy

The Federation of American Scientists is hiring an associate director for science policy. Applicants should have 10 to 15 years of experience in project and stakeholder management as well as knowledge of evidence-based policy and environmental justice issues. Applicants with experience working in the federal government or who have a doctorate in a related field are preferred.