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Science|Business Seeking S&T Policy Reporter

Science|Business is hiring a science and technology policy journalist to broaden the group’s current coverage to include “R&D strategies at companies and universities, and hot-button international S&T issues like AI R&D regulation and green energy R&D,” among other topics. Applicants should have at least three years of journalism experience and a background in S&T policy or business.

Nominations Requested for National Medal of Science

The National Science Foundation is seeking nominations for the National Medal of Science, which is awarded to individuals who have made “outstanding cumulative contributions to knowledge” in science or engineering.

June 30, 2021

National Academies Hiring Geoscience Research Associate

The National Academies is hiring a research associate to support the work of its Ocean Studies Board and Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. The associate will perform background research and analysis in support of policy studies conducted by the boards. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least two years of relevant experience. 

Day One Project Hiring S&T Policy Directors and Associate

The Day One Project, an initiative to identify actionable S&T policy ideas, is hiring a policy director for each of its four verticals: innovation and entrepreneurship, national security, science, and technology policy. Responsibilities include “orchestrating policy accelerators to engage a broader community in the policy focus area” and helping to disseminate the proposals to current policymakers,” among other duties. Applicants should have a minimum of six to eight years of professional experience. The organization is also hiring a project associate to oversee the entire policy proposal pipeline, among other duties. Applications for both positions will be accepted until filled.

Export Control Advisory Panels Recruiting New Members

The Department of Commerce is recruiting candidates to serve on the seven Technical Advisory Committees that inform its development and administration of export controls for dual-use technologies. One of the committees is focused on identifying “emerging” and “foundational” technologies that should be candidates for control, pursuant to a 2018 law

September 30, 2021