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FYI Hiring Science Policy Writer

Join our team! The American Institute of Physics is hiring a science policy writer to produce and edit content for FYI’s science policy newsletters and tracking resources. The writer will be responsible for reporting on science agency budgets and initiatives, legislative activity, and other relevant policy developments. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in science policy analysis, policy reporting, or science writing.

AIP Seeks Nominees for International Physics Leadership Medal

The American Institute of Physics is accepting nominations for the Tate Medal, which is awarded biennially to recognize non-U.S. citizens for “international leadership in physics, with an emphasis on leadership, statesmanship, and service to the physics community, as opposed to research achievement.” Self-nominations are welcome, and nominations of women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the U.S. are particularly encouraged. Nominations are open through Oct. 1. 


NSF Hiring Inclusivity Advisor for Physics Directorate

The National Science Foundation is hiring a senior science advisor for inclusivity in its Directorate for Math and Physical Sciences. The advisor will help formulate STEM equity goals and evaluate programs aimed at broadening participation in research fields funded by the directorate. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in education or a relevant STEM field and at least six years of related experience. NSF will begin reviewing applications on May 1.

NSF Hiring Deputy Head for International Office

The National Science Foundation is hiring a deputy head for its Office of International Science and Engineering, which coordinates NSF’s relations with other nations and facilitates U.S. participation in international research partnerships. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership in advancing international collaboration in STEM research or education and a broad understanding of the U.S. and international research enterprise, as well as a doctoral degree in a STEM field or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.


Science|Business Hiring Editor and Reporters

Science|Business, a Brussels-based media company focused on European R&D policy, is hiring an executive editor and two reporters, one focused on strategic industries across Europe and the other on central and eastern Europe. Candidates for the executive editor position should have at least seven years of professional journalism experience covering areas including science and technology, R&D policy, or European Union affairs. The reporter positions require one to three years of journalism experience and relevant topical knowledge. Applications are due May 31 for the reporter positions and June 30 for the editor position.


STPI Hiring Aerospace Research Analyst

The Science and Technology Policy Institute is seeking applicants for a research analyst position focused on aerospace policy. The institute works with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and federal science agencies to develop and evaluate national policies and initiatives. Applicants must have a background in aerospace engineering, space sciences, or space law.


Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Hiring

The National Academies is seeking a program director and a program officer for its Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, which is a forum for dialogue for leaders from each sector. Applicants for the program director position should have an advanced degree in a related field, ten years of relevant professional experience, and experience raising funds from nonprofits and federal agencies. Applicants for the program officer position should have a master’s degree and three years of professional experience.

‘Quad Fellowship’ Accepting Applications from STEM Students

The Quad Fellowship, an educational exchange program supported by the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, is accepting applications for its inaugural cohort. The fellowship was announced in September 2021 as part of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue and is managed by Schmidt Futures. It will sponsor 100 people from the four countries to study in STEM fields in the United States beginning in August 2023. Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field by that date.


APS Hiring Grassroots Advocacy Associate

The American Physical Society is hiring a senior associate for grassroots advocacy and science policy. Responsibilities include conducting advocacy training sessions for APS members, coordinating visits to Capitol Hill and state offices, and developing science policy communications materials. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of relevant professional experience.

APS Hiring for DEI Roles

The American Physical Society is hiring for three positions focused on diversifying the physics workforce, including a head of STEM equity and inclusion who will oversee activities such as the APS Bridge Program and the National Mentoring Community. Candidates should have 10 years of related experience and hold a graduate degree in a STEM field. The society is also hiring a program manager for equity, diversity, and inclusion and a diversity program lead. The program manager position requires a bachelor’s degree and four years of work experience, while the program lead requires a master’s degree and eight years of experience.