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SCIENCE WRITER

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

 

SCIENCE WRITER

Updated July 28, 2015

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) invites applications for a SCIENCE WRITER in the societal aspects of emerging technologies, with an anticipated start date of September 2015.

During this (6) six-month assignment, the CNS-ASU Science Writer will work with each of six Center research programs and with the Center director to generate material that targets the general reader. The expected output is roughly a minimum of one white paper and several brief (op-ed length) narratives for each of the current research programs, as well as one overall white paper for the Center itself. These white papers may be released as individual CNS reports, and/or they may be collected and published in other forms, e.g., as one volume of a book series published by the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO). Some travel will be required during the research and writing process. 

Minimum qualifications for this position: Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Mass Media, or other communication field, or in a related science/engineering field AND two years’ experience in scientific or technical writing, editing, or editorial research; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired qualifications: Master’s degree in Journalism, Mass Media, or other communication field, or in a related science/engineering field; demonstrated skill and experience in scientific or technical writing and editing; demonstrated experience and knowledge of natural and social scientific research fields and standard research methods sufficient to conduct effective interviews with researchers and translate the concepts into written form for both scientific and lay audiences; demonstrated ability to collaborate with different levels of the institution or organization, both internally and externally; demonstrated skill and experience in organizing work and meeting deadlines.

This is a temporary (six-month), full time (1.0 FTE), benefits eligible position anticipated to begin in September, 2015. The 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. 

To apply, please submit a detailed letter of application stating qualifications and experience; a resume; and the names and contact information of three references on the ASU jobs website at https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-applicant under requisition id# 15348BR. Resumes should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meet the minimum and desired qualifications stated in this requisition. Only electronic applications will be accepted. The application deadline is August 10, 2015 at 5:00PM Arizona time, after which a review of applications will begin. A background check is required for employment. ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) (http://cns.asu.edu) 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 (www.cspo.org), 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.

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 a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html    https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Updated June 24, 2015

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) invites applications for a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE in the societal aspects of emerging technologies, with an anticipated start date of August or September 2015.

The postdoctoral research associate is expected to collaborate closely with CNS-ASU researchers on the Center’s ongoing research and outreach activities, perform significant independent research, and contribute to educational programs. Specializations of particular interest to CNS-ASU include:  informal science education; conducting and evaluating collaborations among art, science, and design; gender, race and equity in STEM and STEM outreach; and responsible innovation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate in a creative and rigorous way with ASU’s Emerge: Artists + Scientists Redesign the Future. The fellowship is available for one year and renewable for up to one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of funding, and the needs of the university.

Required qualifications for the post-doctoral fellowship include: a doctorate in a related area by the time of appointment; demonstrated interest in the societal aspects of scientific and technological advance in general and emerging technologies and publics in particular; and evidence of high achievement in both research and teaching.  Desired qualifications include interest and/or experience in: working in cross-disciplinary teams including scientists, engineers, social scientists, humanists and artists; public engagement and deliberation activities.

To apply, please submit as one pdf document a detailed letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references to: Deron Ash, Program Manager, Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University at deron.ash@asu.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on July 10, 2015 and continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

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) (http://cns.asu.edu) 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 (www.cspo.org), 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.  Emerge (emerge.asu.edu) is a university-wide collaboration across the sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities to explore and celebrate visions of the future.  The anticipated theme for Emerge 2016 is “The Future of Good Sport.”

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 a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html    https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/