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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.

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.

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. 

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.

American Meteorological Society Hiring Policy Associate

The American Meteorological Society is hiring a policy associate who will contribute to ongoing studies on topics such as climate change, equity and inclusion, and the societal benefits of science. The associate will also have the opportunity to lead new initiatives. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree and strong writing and analytical skills. 

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.

Think Tanks Hiring for Energy Innovation Roles

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is hiring a director for its Center for Clean Energy Innovation. Applicants should have a graduate degree in public policy, energy technology, or a related field and at least seven years of relevant experience. Separately, Third Way is hiring a deputy director to manage its national policy and advocacy work on clean energy R&D and industrial decarbonization. Applicants should have a degree in science or policy and at least five years experience working in energy policy. 

Issues in S&T Magazine Hiring Science Policy Editor

The magazine Issues in Science and Technology is hiring a managing editor, who will oversee the development and publication of science policy opinion essays. Issues in S&T is published by Arizona State University and the National Academies, and the editor will work closely with expert contributors from academia, government, and industry. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least five years of related experience. 

UCLA Seeking Director for Space Institute

The University of California, Los Angeles is hiring an executive director for the Space Institute, an interdisciplinary research organization. The executive director will work with the faculty director to manage the institute’s strategic planning and development activities and facilitate its science and technology programs. Applicants must have a doctorate in space physics, planetary science, or a related field and experience managing large research projects and development initiatives. 


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.