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Graduate Assistantship Opportunities (PhD or MS)
Texas State University
Seeking PhD and/or MS students for Fall 2022 start date - stipend funding provided. (Potential for postdoc position, please inquire about details).

The TXSciencePEERS Research Group in the Biology Department at Texas State University explores research questions focusing on science communication and biology education. Specific projects proposals should focus on exploring visual communication, complexities related to socio-scientific issues, or communication needs among interdisciplinary research teams.

Please complete an inquiry form and/or see the research group webpage for more details about existing and available projects, if interested!
Senior Communications Manager
California Academy of Sciences
At this unique moment in time, we are looking for an experienced Senior Communications Manager to lead the Academy’s efforts to publicize visitation-focused offerings for one of the Bay Area’s largest cultural attractions and a world-leading scientific institution.

The Senior Communications Manager will help integrate the Academy’s new strategic vision—which seeks to deepen connections to the natural world—into our visitor experience by developing and driving thoughtful public relations and communications campaigns to promote new exhibits and planetarium shows, aquarium news, the Academy’s weekly NightLife and virtual NightSchool series, and more.

This role will also lead institutional communications efforts, working with a cross-functional group of communicators to ensure Academy news and key messages reach our various audiences in engaging and effective ways. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and access are deeply important values for the Academy—and we are looking for a candidate who is passionate about bringing those values to life through our communications outreach.

This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Communications and Content and joins a dynamic team of public relations and science communications professionals.
Director of Policy Research
Center for Evidence-based Policy, Oregon Health & Science University
The Director of Policy Research is a member of the Center’s leadership team, providing leadership and oversight to the Center’s portfolio of policy research across multiple projects. This position will also lead a portfolio of state technical assistance efforts, and other projects as directed.

The Director of Policy Research works collaboratively with the Center’s two Research Directors to ensure a consistent approach to policy research, that all research is framed appropriately for policy maker audiences, and that research products include actionable state considerations. The position also works collaboratively with other policy-focused positions at the Center, including as one point of contact for current and prospective state customers in Center technical assistance projects and partnerships.

The Center for Evidence-based Policy (Center) is a national leader in evidence-based decision-making and policy design. The Center works with state policymakers in more than 25 states to use high-quality evidence to guide decisions, maximize resources, and improve health outcomes. The Center is objective and non-partisan, working in states across the country to support evidence-based decision-making. The Center does not lobby, and does not accept funding from industry, advocates, or trade associations. Though embedded within OHSU, the Center is entirely self-supporting.
Research Manager
Center for Evidence-based Policy, Oregon Health & Science University
The Research Manager is responsible for overseeing the management of the Center’s research portfolio and supervision of the research coordinator. This tandem will manage and coordinate the work of all researchers and research teams who conduct reviews of the scientific literature, government policies, and data analyses on a broad range of healthcare topics. The Research Manager is also responsible for overseeing the schedules of the editorial and graphic design team at the Center. The Research Manager will lead the development of planning, staffing, timeline development and adherence, researcher schedules, resource balancing/sequencing, and efficient workflow across all research programs and products at the Center.

The Research Manager is responsible for fostering a culture of trust and teamwork among the research staff, ensuring proactive and positive communication, and through example upholding the mission, vision, and values of the Center. They will also be responsible for maintaining a positive and efficient working environment, including constructive conflict resolution among research staff.

The Center for Evidence-based Policy is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design. The Center works with federal, state and local policymakers in more than 20 states to use high-quality evidence to guide decisions, maximize resources, and improve health outcomes.
Content Manager, Mission Delivery
Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks seeks a Content Manager, Mission Delivery, to support communications activities and deliverables that provide evidence-based information, tools, and resources to address the diverse needs of the autism community. This position will support content development and special projects for the mission delivery areas of Autism Speaks (Science, Services and Supports, and Advocacy, as needed), including digital, video and other content types; topic research, writing, editing, and posting content using Content Management System (CMS); collaboration with internal teams and external stakeholders to develop new deliverables and communicate program activities; and other content development as required by the Director of Communications, Mission Delivery.
Virtual Events Coordinator
STEM Advocacy
We are looking for a part-time virtual events coordinator to join our team. The candidate will work with and report to the communications officer and play a key role in designing and organizing SAi virtual events. Have experience with Zoom and other virtual event hosting platforms? Learn more and apply using the link below.
Program Associate, DoSER
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The DoSER program builds on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large, with a focus on constructive engagement with the broadly religious public.

The Science for Seminaries project offers grants to a diverse group of seminaries so that they can integrate forefront science into their core curricula in order to help future religious leaders speak confidently about science. This position will work to support and strengthen the work of these grantees and help them connect with the resources of DoSER and AAAS at large. This position will also offer the opportunity to work with the entire DoSER program on a variety of pther projects.
What you'll do
-Be the point-of-contact for a large group of religious and scientific scholars through the Science for Seminaries project (, to include providing support for grant implementation and developing relationships with program grantees.
-Assess needs for previous, current, and future grantees.
-Support the implementation of current and future seminary grants.
-Work with team members to centralize and systematize evaluation tools for seminary grants.
-Implement best practices of analysis and evaluation for grant programs.

Minimum Qualifications
-Graduate degree in related field, either in the sciences or in theological education
-2-3 years relevant experience, demonstrating engagement with both science and religion
-Excellent written and oral communication
-Passion for fostering dialogue between scientific and religious communities
-Familiarity with contemporary software packages, particularly Microsoft Office
-Website development software skills and experience preferred (Wordpress, etc.)
-Familiarity with data organization and analysis (Excel, etc.)
Media and Outreach Specialist
IIA. (Contractor for US Department of Energy)
The Media and Outreach Specialist will support the Department of Energy Office of Science (SC) Communications and Public Affairs team. The incumbent will develop and implement communications strategies and associated marketing materials, monitor and evaluate news content from the SC-stewarded labs and universities, develop targeted media outreach plans, and provide support to federal government clients that will ensure effective delivery of products through established channels.

Senior Managing Editor
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

Fermilab is seeking a Senior Managing Editor. Under general direction, leads the overall editorial and publication strategy for Fermilab internal and external newsletters targeting a variety of key audiences. Manages a staff of freelance writers in the ideation, scheduling, development, production, editing, design and distribution of electronic communication news engines. Serves as key point of contact and coordination for the news team, working in concert with the entire Office of Communication as well as key stakeholders, both internal and external to Fermilab, including Laboratory management, employees and/or citizens of neighboring communities.
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