A digest of the latest opportunities in science policy from around the web, such as open positions on advisory committees, calls for information, fellowships, jobs, and internships.
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Director of Public Affairs and Outreach, Biophysical Society
The Biophysical Society is accepting applications for the position of director of public affairs and outreach. Position duties include monitoring relevant legislative and policy issues and developing and implementing communications and outreach advocacy programs, among other responsibilities. Interested individuals with a bachelor’s degree and three to five years of public affairs experience are encouraged to apply.
State Department Seeking Public Comments on Visa Vetting Proposal
The State Department is seeking public input on its proposal to add new questions to the visa application process. The department is requesting specific feedback on how to minimize the reporting burden of applicants and if the proposed information to be collected is necessary. In response to a request for comment on a similar proposal last year, the presidents of the National Academies warned that expanding visa vetting procedures in this way “will have significant negative unintended consequences on the nation’s international leadership in research, innovation, and education,” could discourage researchers from coming into the U.S., and could lead scientific societies to hold meetings elsewhere.
Senate Science Appropriations Subcommittee Accepting Input on FY19 Budget
The Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee is accepting testimony from outside witnesses as it develops spending legislation for fiscal year 2019. The subcommittee is responsible for writing the appropriations bill that funds NASA, NSF, NOAA, and NIST, among other agencies.
Input Requested for the National Academies Climate Communications Initiative
The National Academies is seeking public comment to inform its recently launched Climate Communications Initiative. Specific feedback is requested on the role the National Academies should play in climate communication, the products, formats, and types of media that would be useful, and which other organizations are communicating about climate change.
Director of Policy and Global Affairs, National Academies
The National Academies is accepting applications for executive director of its Policy and Global Affairs Division. The position will be responsible for overseeing all division activities, including developing budgets, directing work programs, and representing the organization to high-level stakeholders, among other duties. Individuals with a Ph.D. in a related field, with at least 15 years of relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
Research Assistant, National Academies Engineering and Physical Sciences Division
The National Academies is accepting applications for a research assistant position in its Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Position duties include maintaining report databases and researching potential study committee participants, among other responsibilities. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a physical science or engineering discipline are encouraged to apply.
House Appropriations Subcommittees Accepting Input on FY19 Budget
Several House Appropriations subcommittees are accepting testimony from outside witnesses as they develop spending legislation for fiscal year 2019. The Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee is accepting submissions through April 27 and the Energy-Water Development Subcommittee is accepting submissions through April 20. Details for other subcommittees are available here.
Policy Internship, American Physical Society
The American Physical Society is accepting applications for a science policy internship position in its Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include working with staff on federal science budget tracking and science infrastructure initiatives as well as assisting with advocacy efforts involving APS members, among other duties. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree are eligible, with preference given to physical sciences and public policy majors.
Science Policy Communications Associate, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, a D.C. based non-profit organization that represents a number of ocean science research, education, and technology institutions, is accepting applications for a science policy communications associate. Responsibilities include developing communications materials about programs and activities, and supporting the organization’s legislative positions and proposals, among other duties. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a communications field or science and at least two years of related experience are encouraged to apply.
Advisory Committee Nominations, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is requesting recommendations for new members to serve on a number of its advisory committees, such as the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology and the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction.