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A digest of the latest science policy jobs from around the web.

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Sloan Foundation Seeking Science Program Director

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is hiring a program director to plan its next set of philanthropic programs in the physical and life sciences. Applicants must possess an awareness of emerging trends in relevant fields of science and a “commitment to spurring innovation through interdisciplinary approaches.”

National Academies Seeking Science Policy Program Officer

The National Academies is accepting applications for a program officer position with its Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy. The program officer will help to manage study committee meetings and contribute to preparing their final reports, among other responsibilities. Applicants must have at least a master’s degree in the relevant field with three years of professional experience.

NSB Hiring Science Policy Analyst

The National Science Board is seeking a Legislative and Science Policy Analyst to help develop its congressional engagement strategy and interface with other external stakeholders. Candidates must have a degree in a STEM field and management experience.

April 25, 2019

National Academies Hiring Army R&D Expert

The National Academies is seeking a scholar with broad experience in science and technology areas of interest to the U.S. Army. Applicants must have a PhD and at least twelve years of experience in a relevant field.

New Emerging Technology Think Tank Staffing Up

The recently launched Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University is accepting applications for multiple positions. Led by former Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Director Jason Matheny, the center aims to “prepare a generation of policymakers, analysts, and diplomats to address the challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies.” In its first two years, the center plans to focus on artificial intelligence and advanced computing technologies.

NSF Seeking Chemistry Division Director

The National Science Foundation is seeking applicants to lead the Chemistry Division within the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate. The director oversees NSF’s investments in chemistry research and education, which currently stand at over $200 million annually.

June 11, 2019

NIST Seeking Physical Measurement Laboratory Director

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking applicants to lead its Physical Measurement Laboratory. The director serves as the primary point of contact for NIST on physical metrology matters both nationally and internationally.

April 22, 2019

US Council on Competitiveness Seeking Vice President

The Council on Competitiveness is hiring a vice president to work on its innovation policy team. The individual will manage the council’s recently launched National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers, among other initiatives. Applicants must have 5 to 10 years of experience working on science, technology, and innovation policy issues. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.