Current Job Openings at CNS-ASU


This is a part-time, 10 hours per week position.

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU (CNS-ASU) is seeking a detail-oriented and responsible student who can work independently and has proficient communication skills in written and spoken English.  He/she will be responsible for compiling, classifying, tabulating, and recording data collected from literature reviews on nanotechology applications with specific interest in the built environment or urban technology applications. The Research Intern will ​aid in the analysis of research material and data and will assist in the writing and editing of research reports, papers, and articles targeting a general audience.  Role will require comfortable interest in the future of emerging technologies and their impact on urban sustainability challenges.

The successful candidate must be responsible, independent and reliable, with great attention to detail.  Must be able to work well in a team environment, manage concurrent projects, and consistently respect deadlines.  Solid computer skills are required. Desired Qualifications include knowledge of literature of nanotechnology and other emerging technologies​, experience in creating research publications, including writing copy and creating graphs and charts.

Undergraduate majors in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material’s Science, Biochemistry, or other Engineering fields are encouraged to apply.  A complete application includes a cover letter, resume, and three references. A writing sample in the form of a lab report, final class paper, or similar type of assignment would be beneficial for consideration and is strongly recommended. Please submit these materials to: Deron Ash, Program Manager, Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University at (applications by email ONLY).

Closing date is 5 September 2014; if not filled, every Friday until search is closed.

This appointment is dependent upon funding from a specific source other than state appropriations (i.e., a cooperative agreement and supplementary awards from the National Science Foundation for CNS-ASU).  As such, this appointment may terminate if funding is not available.

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) ( is a federally-funded research, education, and outreach center dedicated to understanding the legal, ethical, and other societal implications of nanotechnology.  CNS-ASU works intimately with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (, which is highly ranked internationally among science and technology think tanks, according to the Global Go-To Think Tanks Report.  CSPO offers an innovative, interdisciplinary environment for developing and testing research and teaching ideas related to the governance and conduct of science and technology in the public interest. 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access.  This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves.  Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines.  ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s sixth largest city.  ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.