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Civic Science Media Lab (Part Time Positions)
Civic Science Media Lab
The Civic Science Media Lab is seeking multiple part-time staff members to join our dynamic team to assist in covering the latest developments in civic science research and practice for scientists, founders, funders, leaders, and other decision-makers. We are a civic science journalism investigative newsroom that seeks to understand the civic nature of science around the world. The primary goal is to the information more accessible, informative, and actionable for the diverse stakeholders who are using civic science to build solutions to benefit society. Our endeavor is journalistic in nature which allows us to pose probing questions to elicit actionable insights.
Summer Outdoor Science Educator
Outdoor Education Adventures
The Outdoor Science Educator will work closely with OEA Program Directors to plan and deliver summer camp programs to children and youth between the ages 5 to 12 years. They will be responsible for delivering natural science lessons and activities and guiding campers in exploring and playing in natural settings. This position works as a teammate to other OEA summer camp staff and volunteers and reports directly to the Program Directors. This is a seasonal position. Camps run from the end of June through August, 2024. Up to five, 40-hour work weeks are possible.
Scientific Illustrator - Annotation and Illustration
Allen Institute
We are looking for a Scientific Illustrator to join our efforts to build 3D common coordinate frameworks of human and mammalian brains as a reference tool for neuroscience research across many institutions. This person will be an essential contributor to delineation of anatomical boundaries of brain structures across species under supervision of a senior neuroanatomist. Ideal candidates will have a background in biological sciences and experience with use of common drawing tools such as Illustrator, adobe photoshop and ITK-SNAP and will receive training in basic neuroanatomy.

Essential Functions:
-- Closely work with a senior neuroanatomist to understand the structures and components of the human and non-human primate brains
-- Draw structural boundaries using Illustrator, adobe photoshop and ITK-SNAP on 2D brain sections and in 3D brain spaces
-- Smooth and revise the boundaries in 3D brain spaces
-- Prepare illustration and figures for presentation or manuscript publication
-- Contribute to other on-going efforts

On-Screen Science Communicator & Presenter
Do you love science and want to share your enthusiasm with a global audience? We are looking for a creative and experienced science communicator and presenter to join our remote digital video team and become a recognized host for one of the most exciting science content brands on the internet.

If you have a knack for making complex topics accessible and engaging, we want to hear from you!

As an on-screen talent, the ideal candidate will be responsible for hosting engaging and informative documentary-style long-form YouTube videos related to Physics, Maths, Engineering, and other related subjects.

Education Specialist
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
This position serves as the lead education specialist based at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Olympia, WA. Our education program serves up to 10,000 students annually, mostly through in-person field experiences at our site. Friends of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex funds the position and claims 10% of work time.
Social Scientist (2 positions!)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Community-Engaged Research Collaborative for Learning and Excellence (CERCLE), a partnership between EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Region 2 (serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and eight Indian Nations) is recruiting TWO social scientists. Applications will be accepted until 4/19/2024. The supervisor for this position is Alexa Dietrich, who has a background in medical anthropology. These are exciting positions because they are very focused on community-engaged research, so will necessarily involve extensive science engagement and communication! If you're interested, please reach out! I'm happy to share more about the government application and hiring process, and what it's like to be a social scientist at EPA.
Basic Science Communications Professional
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Communications creates and provides strategic communications to the Laboratory’s internal and external stakeholders and collaborators. It sets and implements a cohesive strategy to amplify the visibility of PNNL’s research and develops standards and efforts that communicate PNNL’s value proposition. In doing so, Communications enhances the Laboratory’s institutional reputation and science and technology agenda. Further, Communications drives employee-focused communications; leads media and outreach to external stakeholders; supports research through robust technical editing, formatting, and graphics support; and protects the Laboratory’s reputation through issues management and transparency with news media.

We’re seeking an excellent writer and strategic communicator who can collaborate with our wider communications team to drive outcomes for PNNL’s Earth and Biological Sciences mission. In this role, you will execute communications for a variety of projects, campaigns, events, and deliverables.

Prime candidates will naturally be able to engage, elevate, and inspire others—core tenets of PNNL’s Communications and External Engagement mission. Engage PNNL stakeholders to foster meaningful connections between them and our science and technology mission and accelerate our impact. Elevate our institutional reputation and impact locally, regionally, nationally, and globally to position PNNL as a leader in mission-driven science and innovation. Inspire stakeholders and staff by facilitating and showcasing PNNL’s scientific leadership, national influence, community commitments and service to advance the frontiers of knowledge and our distinguished staff.
Public Affairs Specialist
State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Plan, coordinate, and implement communications and outreach for the agency’s Air Quality Program at Headquarters. Specifically, you will provide information to interested and impacted communities via community outreach and education, news releases, informational materials, web content, social media, and other such work. You will provide strategic direction and develop communication plans with staff and managers; advise staff and managers in communication and public involvement issues and activities; and develop plain language messaging and other communications delivery materials for a variety of issues to ensure public understanding of air quality topics.
Communications Specialist II
The University of Alabama
The Alabama Water Institute (AWI) is one of The University of Alabama’s five research institutes. AWI serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration across the University’s various colleges, uniting engineers, computer scientists, biologists, social scientists, economists, and more to tackle the pressing water challenges faced by Alabama and the world. AWI-affiliated researchers specialize in water security and quality, remote sensing, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, biodiversity, watershed management and human health through synergies with AWI research programs, including the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology, the Global Water Security Center, and the CONSERVE Research Group.

The Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH) is the largest external award in UA’s history and seeks to create the next generation of water predication for the U.S through a partnership with NOAA’s Office of Water Prediction (OWP) and 28 institutions around the country.

Under the supervision and guidance of AWI’s Director of Research Institute Communications and the Executive Director of CIROH, respectively, the Communications Specialist II will be responsible for supporting the communications and marketing needs of CIROH. The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, creating press releases, featured stories, social media posts, recurring newsletters, graphics, videos, reports, and web content. This individual will also be responsible for arranging and managing media engagements for CIROH members/partners. Further, this individual will also support intra-consortium communication activities, including distributing messages to CIROH email listservs, monitoring the CIROH email and Slack channel, working with the NOAA repository, and coordinate consortium-wide media engagements.

The ideal candidate is an experienced science communicator.
Neuroscience Research Engagement Specialist
Kelly Government Solutions/NIH
TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
(1) Develop and coordinate cross-Institute collaborations to support initiatives in research program; develop support for research funding and educational initiatives.
(2) Disseminate scientific education and outreach materials developed by and/or relevant to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) mission to internal and external stakeholders.
(3) Provide support for efforts to incorporate People with Lived Experience into NINDS activities; assist with planning and coordination of meetings with NINDS and nonprofit organizations
(4) Identify mechanisms to support dissemination and development of guidelines through internal and external means including publication medium, professional societies and organizations, and advocacy organizations.
(5) Maintain up-to-date knowledge of progress, trends, opportunities, policies, and current issues in basic, translational and clinical neurological sciences relevant to the NINDS portfolio
(6) Work with director and senior leadership to enable coordination, oversight and monitoring of progress for specific initiatives and outreach efforts; identify research gaps and priorities and articulate research agendas around key research topics
(7) Analyze program performance and metrics to identify issues and develop recommendations for improvement; draft standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for implementation of assorted activities, particularly focused on engagement and education of scientific and public stakeholders.
(8) Work with senior staff to lead planning and logistics for annual meetings organized by NINDS or on behalf of trans-NIH initiatives including any scientific outreach exhibitions or activities that may be appropriate
(9) Support programming demands related to meetings, workshops, conferences and educational activities organized on behalf of NINDS or appropriate trans-NIH initiatives
Integrated Communications Specialist
Argonne National Lab
Argonne is hiring a Science Communications Specialist to support its Computing, Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) research area. The specialist will join a small team that carries out external and internal communications to support the lab’s work in high performance computing, artificial intelligence, computational science, environmental science and bioscience.
The Science Communications Specialist writes and edits science and technology stories, supports researchers in communicating their successes, and supports events for staff and the public. The specialist is responsible for maintaining and curating digital content on CELS webpages, Wordpress sites, and intranet, ensuring content is fresh and relevant. Additional communications products include e-newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, social media content, press releases and feature articles, and other short formats such as blog posts that share Argonne research results with peers, sponsors and stakeholders. Science writing experience in computing is particularly desirable.
As a member of the lab’s Communications and Public Affairs division, the Science Communications Specialist leverages the expertise of teams of graphic designers, video producers, photographers, media relations professionals, web and social media experts, and event coordinators to support the needs of the CELS organization.
Primary Activities:
Reporting to the Head of Communications for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences, support the implementation of the organization’s annual strategic communications plan.
Build relationships with researchers and leaders within the assigned areas.
Develop and maintain knowledge of the subject matter and trends applicable to the organization’s science and technology.
Write a variety of communications products such as web content, internal articles, social media posts and press releases.
Curate web and intranet content in collaboration with communications colleagues and content
Graphic and Visual Designer
The University of Oregon
The Knight Campus seeks a designer to provide hands-on creative design consulting and production of high-quality marketing and communications collateral for Knight Campus units and leadership. The position requires knowledge and facility with industry-standard design software; familiarity with interactive and digital media; video and photography capabilities; the ability to maintain visual identity and branding standards; experience with layout, composition-press, and printing processes; and familiarity with display and exhibit preparation.
Multi-Media Coordinator
The University of Oregon
The coordinator will serve as the primary coordinator, producer, and strategist for Knight Campus social media channels and websites. The coordinator will provide consultation and resource coordination of Knight Campus and sub-unit websites and accounts, including serving as the point person for social media channels, managing creative projects, writing copy, creating visual and video content, tracking analytics and engagement, maintaining visual identity and branding, and contributing to strategic planning.
Project Coordinator
The University of Oregon
The Knight Campus seeks a detail-oriented, adaptable, organized individual with strong communication skills to provide project management support as assigned by the Director of Communications. Projects include short-term and long-term activities driven by the Knight Campus leadership and by sub-units. The position will play a coordinating role and draft and finalize written documents used within the scope of projects. Preferred qualifications include professional experience in a STEM-related environment and demonstrated excellence in synthesizing technical information into well-written, understandable text.
Communications Professional for EED Sponsored Projects
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PNNL’s Communications Division is seeking a detail-oriented and productive communicator to team with others and bring speed and efficiency to the production of communications materials for our Energy and Environment Directorate (EED)and highlight our capabilities, impact, people, and projects within our Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) portfolio. This is an ideal role for a flexible, multitalented communicator with extensive experience creating collateral and content in multiple formats, particularly related to research in renewable energy.
Prime candidates will naturally be able to engage, elevate, and inspire others—core tenets of PNNL’s Communications and External Engagement mission. Engage PNNL stakeholders to foster meaningful connections between them and our science and technology mission and accelerate our impact. Elevate our institutional reputation and impact locally, regionally, nationally, and globally to position PNNL as a leader in mission-driven science and innovation. Inspire stakeholders and staff by facilitating and showcasing PNNL’s scientific leadership, national influence, community commitments, and service to advance the frontiers of knowledge and our distinguished staff.

If you have superb communications, organizational, and project management skills, are deadline-driven, and have a talent for developing creative and outcomes-oriented content in multiple formats, we want to connect with you! Specifically, we’re looking for candidates who have experience concepting, writing, and editing communications materials to motivate audiences toward action. Ideal candidates will also be excellent at teaming and working collaboratively with researchers and other communicators.
Assistant Director of Sustainability Communications
University of Pittsburgh
I am not the person in charge of hiring for this position but we'd work together! Click the job link to apply (or you can email me for some insider scoop!)

Duties include, but are not limited to: Lead Sustainability’s communications teams to achieve objectives, while ensuring content, timeline, and quality control strategically align across work units; Develops marketing strategies to increase awareness and engagement, overseeing effectiveness; Researches and analyzes trends, making recommendations and implementing improvements; Develops and approves core messaging and content for various channels and mediums, utilizing integrated approaches; Prepares rapid responses; Creates and writes content and graphics, including messaging, social media content, and print collateral; Collaborates with leadership to develop strategic communications and marketing plans.
Communications Assistant Manager
The Ecological Restoration Institute at Northern Arizona University
Are you passionate about creating healthy, resilient forested landscapes? Join our team! The Communications Assistant Manager will work closely with the Ecological Restoration Institute’s Communications Manager and ERI’s science delivery and research teams to help develop and implement a range of communication and outreach strategies to engage key stakeholders; produce engaging written and digital content; assist in the translation and communication of scientific research to key audiences; provide media relations and marketing support; and assist in the production of various ERI publications and communication products.
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