A digest of the latest opportunities in science policy from around the web, such as open positions on advisory committees, calls for information, fellowships, jobs, and internships.
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CRS Hiring Earth Sciences Section Head
The Congressional Research Service is accepting applications for a research manager to lead the Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section of its Resources, Science, and Industry Division. Among the position responsibilities are leading the development of objective policy analysis for congressional staff on regulatory and scientific issues related to public lands, water resources, ecosystems, and natural hazards.
UCAR Hiring Government Relations Associate
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is accepting applications for a government relations associate to work at its office in Washington, D.C. Position responsibilities include cultivating support for UCAR research and education initiatives among federal policymakers and funders, among other duties. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience working for or with a congressional office.
NASA Advisory Committee Nominations Open
NASA has issued its annual solicitation of nominations for individuals to serve on its 12 federal advisory committees. Nominations are considered to fill intermittent vacancies throughout the year, with selection determined by an individual’s expertise in the committee’s subject area. Self-nominations are accepted.
NASA Hiring Earth Science Division Director
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is accepting applications for the director of its Earth Science Division. The director oversees a nearly $2 billion dollar portfolio of investments in satellites, research, applied sciences, and technology development and leads a staff of approximately 75 at NASA’s headquarters.
Trump Administration Seeking Input on Federal Data Strategy
The Trump administration is soliciting feedback on its draft strategy for federal data stewardship, use, and access. The administration is seeking specific feedback on the strategy’s draft “practices,” which are goals to improve data stewardship and value across the data lifecycle over the next five to 10 years.
Potomac Institute Seeking S&T Policy Fellows
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is accepting applications for a six-month science and technology fellowship program at the institute’s Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought. Preference will be given to mid-career individuals with a Ph.D. in a technical field.
American Academy of Arts & Sciences Policy Fellowship Application Open
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Hellman Fellowship in S&T Policy program. Fellows develop expertise on issues of science, engineering, and technology policy and contribute to projects focused on challenges facing scientific research and education. Individuals must have a Ph.D. in a science or engineering field.
NIH Seeking Input on Data Management Policy
The National Institutes of Health is soliciting public input on provisions that could serve as a basis for a future data management and sharing policy for NIH-funded research. The agency is requesting specific feedback on the definition of scientific data, requirements for data management and sharing plans, and optimal timing for implementation. NIH is hosting a webinar on the proposed provisions on Nov. 7.
DOE Seeking STEM Educators for Einstein Fellowship
The Department of Energy Office of Science is currently accepting applications from K–12 educators for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship program. Fellows spending 11 months in a federal agency or congressional office gaining experience working on national education and policy activities. Interested educators must have at least five years of classroom teaching experience in a STEM field.
OSA Congressional Fellowships Application Open
The Optical Society is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 term of two congressional fellowship programs. Fellows will spend a year working in a congressional office in Washington, D.C., gaining experience in the policymaking process.