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Job Openings in Science & Society

Interim Director of the Center on Science Policy & Society

We have an exciting opportunity for an Interim Director of a new Center for Science Policy & Society at the Duke Initiative for Science & Society in conjunction with the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke. The Interim Director will lead the Center at the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, with an emphasis on advocating for and contributing to activities that focus on the intersection of science and policy, as well as science and societal interest.

More Details & How To apply

Staff Assistant

Perform responsible administrative duties of a complex and confidential nature in support of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. Manage varied clerical and administrative responsibilities and maintain efficiency in organizational operations. Assist the Director as needed, including arranging for and scheduling appointments, meetings, and speaking engagements; supervising the preparation of materials for meetings, and making travel arrangements. Support S&S faculty, staff and students with procurement, expense reports, and reconciling program budgets.

More Details & How To apply: All applicants must apply through Duke’s human resources portal. In addition, please send your resume and cover letter to scienceandsociety@duke.edu.


Communications Assistant | Work-study

The communication assistant will work closely with the Associate Director and Assistant Director for Marketing & Communications to generate new and engaging content highlighting the mission and accomplishments of Science & Society’s programs, students, and faculty. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and communication skills with knowledge of social media tools and strategies. A general interest in STEM and/or science ethics and a desire to communicate science to a broad audience is a plus!

This is a federal or Duke work-study position.

To apply send your resume and writing samples to ben.shepard@duke.edu.


Junior Web Developer | Work-study

The Duke SLAP Lab (Science, Law & Policy Lab) is looking for a junior web developer to build a content managed website showcasing research on the efficacy and public opinion of consumer EEG devices. Ideal candidates will be able to facilitate the project from planning mocks and customizing Drupal or WordPress template files to populating content pages and engineering a successful launch.

Strong experience in Adobe Photoshop or similar graphic editing software, HTML, CSS, and Javascript is required. Interest or experience in neuroscience is a plus!

This is a federal or Duke work-study position. Pay will be between $15 – $18 an hour depending on one’s experience.

To apply send your resume and link(s) to a portfolio or live projects you’ve completed to william.krenzer@duke.edu.


Internships, Fellowships & Other Opportunities

For the most up to date internships, fellowships, and career opportunities in bioethics & science policy, visit the SciPol jobs board.

Associate Editor, Journal of Science Policy & Governance

JSPG seeking applications for Associate Editors along with submissions for its May 2018 and November 2018 issues. View Job Posting | Submit a Publication