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UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive.  We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking candidates who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package geared towards a productive work/life balance. Our benefits include:

  • excellent health care and dental coverage
  • ample vacation, holiday, and sick time
  • competitive retirement plans with generous employer contribution
  • and a lot more

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Our Culture

People are at the heart of the Union of Concerned Scientists. We value our staff and our mission of science-based action for the public good. We hire people who are smart and determined to make a difference.  We are rewarded by knowing that our analysis and advocacy contributes to a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

With our shared goals and vision of a safer and better world, we hail from all walks of life and speak many languages, reflecting the diverse audiences that we serve. We strive to maintain an open culture where everyone contributes and feels comfortable sharing ideas and opinions.  We support our staff with equitable and transparent salaries, training, sit/stand desks, world class benefits, and a culture that emphasizes work/life balance. UCS is a place where you can bring your whole self to work—a place where diversity is valued, supported and welcomed. 

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Cambridge, MA Positions


 

Outreach Coordinator

Two-year temporary position

Center for Science and Democracy
Cambridge, MA

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

The UCS Science Network is home to thousands of scientists, engineers, economists, public health specialists, and other experts throughout the country who share the desire to put their knowledge to work in protecting our health, safety, and environment. Now more than ever, we need this community to stand up for science and to defend health, safety, and environmental safeguards from politically-motivated attacks. As member of the Center for Science and Democracy (the Center) team, the outreach coordinator will help implement the Center’s campaign to protect public health and environmental protections, defend science from attacks and political interference, and push back against misinformation and undue special interest influence in policymaking.

The outreach coordinator recruits, cultivates, and mobilizes Science Network members to watchdog to protect the role of science in policymaking. They will offer educational resources, create engagement opportunities, and develop leadership among Network members to strengthen their skills and impact as advocates.

Responsibilities

  • Spearhead educational opportunities for scientists to stay plugged in and ready to guard against attacks on science.
  • Help design and implement a range of opportunities for scientists to take action in defense of scientists and science-based protections.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships strong relationships with partner networks and organizations.
  • Craft and share stories showcasing the value of science in policymaking, the dangers of weakening the voice of science, and the unique role for scientists as informers and advocates.
  • Develop resources and trainings to strengthen scientists’ ability to effectively communicate and advocate.
  • Helps to build a robust online community to serve as the one-stop-shop for scientists seeking to engage and connect with one another.
  • Develop members of the Science Network as effective leaders
  • Develop new avenues for meaningful action to push back against attacks on science, including engagement within local communities.
  • Support other efforts of the UCS Center for Science and Democracy.

Qualifications and experience

    Three to five years of relevant and comparable experience in an outreach, organizing, campaign, or advocacy position.
  • Strong community organizer comfortable working with experts and people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in outreach/organizing on the regional and/or national level and legislative and media strategy is required.
  • The ability to work independently, balance a multitude of tasks, and collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team is essential.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact professionally with a diverse array of individuals, including scientists, grassroots activists, and policymakers, are necessary.
  • Strong skills in internet-related communications, including the presentation of and analyzing information on the web, database software, and word processing.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment for equity and inclusion is necessary.
  • Experience in equity-related organizing is a plus.
  • Spends extended period at a computer. Little to no exertion.
  • May occasionally lift and carry boxes of supplies or publications.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required. Travel equals roughly 20% of time.
  • Driver’s license required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive.  We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location:  This is a full-time, two-year temporary position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $52,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “CSD Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: January 23, 2017 or until filled.

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Program Assistant

Climate & Energy Program
Cambridge, MA

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

The Program Assistant is responsible for supporting several of the Climate and Energy Program’s major campaign initiatives. You will provide support for meetings and production assistance for reports and other materials. In support of campaign events, you will participate in logistics and event planning, meeting and presentation material organizing, and payment and tracking of contractor invoices.

Responsibilities

  • Provide scheduling support and note taking for regular meetings.
  • Provide production assistance for reports and other materials including compiling, organizing, fact-checking and summarizing material such as data, photos, and graphics.
  • In support of convenings and events, coordinate participant lists and invitations, manage communication between participants before and after meetings, support the creation and refinement of meeting agendas, arrange travel, manage logistical details for booking event space, hotels and catering, compile meeting and presentation materials and notes.
  • Provide program-wide administrative assistance. This might include set up and management of external consultant contracts, invoice payment and tracking, scheduling and meeting room set-up.
  • Manage sensitive information with discretion.

Qualifications and experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred. To succeed, you should have considerable self-motivation, attention to details, familiarity with office and administrative support procedures, competence in word processing and spreadsheet software, and excellent Outlook? and web research skills.

Strong organizational abilities and good written and oral communication skills are needed. Excellent personal relation skills are essential. Must be able to work both independently and in teams.

You will have least two years of relevant experience as an administrative, executive or research assistant. Experience with conducting web research, maintaining databases, event planning, and familiarity with climate and energy issues is preferred.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal.  Limited to no travel required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive.  We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $35,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Program Asst” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: January 29, 2017 or until filled.

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Washington, DC Positions


 

Climate Scientist

Climate & Energy Program
Washington, DC Office 

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

Help lead UCS’s efforts to communicate and defend climate science, and design, contribute to and carry out climate change analyses. Provide the US public, policymakers and campaign-specific stakeholders with robust, timely, accessible and policy-relevant information on climate science and the social and environmental impacts of climate change. Provide expert technical and analytical advice to UCS campaigns. Carry out related analysis, outreach, advocacy and media activities. Provide project management, coordination of research collaborations and consultant supervision as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Climate Analysis:
    • Scope, develop, research and write analytical products including reports, case studies and web-based materials; Explain and interpret findings relevant to UCS priorities on climate science, preparedness and accountability.
    • Work with other UCS staff to develop and implement the media, legislative, corporate engagement and outreach aspects of high priority projects or products.
    • Serve as advisor and climate science resource on research, web, or outreach projects led by other project leaders.
    • Manage analytical projects and multi-partner collaborations
  • Climate Science Communications:
    • Ensure that the public, policymakers, business leaders and the media are kept informed of the most up-to-date and robust policy-relevant climate science, and that it is communicated in a clear and accessible way.
    • Act as a climate science spokesperson for UCS and prepare responses for media requests; Write and review blogs for The Equation.
  • Climate Science Defense and Advocacy:
    • Help leadUCS efforts to defend federal climate programs, databases and budgets, including identifying projects and programs under threat, for example at NOAA, NASA, and the Departments of Energy, Interior and State
    • Assist in researching, reviewing, writing or helping facilitate accurate science content of op-eds, letters to the editor, expert testimony, congressional briefing materials, draft legislation, and analyses of corporate positions and plans.
    • Participate in direct advocacy with congress and the administration and assist in engaging outside experts and scientists in support of UCS’s campaign goals.
  • Climate Materials:
    • Research, review, and help develop science briefs, web pages, PowerPoint presentations, infographics, fact sheets, reports and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Expert Engagement:
    • Maintain close working relationships with academic colleagues, including through scientific conferences and policy-relevant research collaborations.

Qualifications and experience

Position requires a broad, in-depth and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of climate science, including familiarity with the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), as well as an understanding of the public policy aspects of climate science, preparedness and accountability. Must have knowledge and experience of the role of climate science, technical analyses and advocacy in informing public opinion and policy debates.

The post requires a PhD in a climate science field and three to five years of relevant and comparable work experience. Strong project management skills and experience is highly desirable.  Extensive experience in communicating science effectively to a wide variety of audiences, including the traditional media and social media, is highly desirable, as is knowledge of and experience in federal climate programs. Strong communication, public-speaking, relationship-building and teamwork skills are essential. Must be an excellent writer who is able to quickly synthesize complex scientific information and write for a variety of audiences, often to tight deadlines. Current research collaborations and other successful expert engagement within the scientific community are important.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

Little or no exertion; may require extended periods at a computer. Periodic travel (about 10-20% of time) to events, conferences, speaking engagements, and other UCS offices will be required.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive.  We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Washington, D.C. office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $79,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Climate Scientist” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: April 2, 2017 or until filled.

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Federal Campaign Director

Two-year Temporary Position
Executive Department
Washington, DC Office

About UCS

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. Our experts work on some of the most complex and daunting problems in our history: stemming the tide of global warming, finding sustainable ways to feed, power and transport ourselves, and reducing the threat of catastrophic war. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.

The Position

At a time when critical science-based policies necessary to protect our health and support climate action are under attack, UCS is seeking an experienced advocate and savvy campaigner to lead organizational efforts to defend and advance key organizational policy priorities. You will develop and execute campaign strategy in league with a talented, cross-programmatic team of advocacy, outreach and communications specialists to counter congressional, administrative, and industry attacks. You will work with coalition partners and allies on advocacy, organizing and communications strategies; coordinate with appropriate UCS program and departmental staff to marshal campaign resources; and supervise the campaign’s Senior Outreach Coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement federal campaign to defend UCS policy priorities and thwart damaging legislative proposals and administrative actions. Working closely with cross-programmatic legislative, outreach, communications, and research staff – facilitate effective integration of analytic, advocacy, communications, and outreach campaign elements.
  • Develop and implement strategies to recruit individuals to influence key decisionmakers and help achieve UCS policy goals, and to attract new voices to UCS campaigns from a range of key constituencies.
  • Working with Senior Outreach Coordinator, develop legislative strategy and an overall defense workplan and budget. Help execute plans to engage and deploy Science Network members and broader UCS membership on defense campaign priorities.
  • Work with Communications staff to develop a traditional and social media strategy for the campaign. Help shape and develop messaging for both media and member outreach.
  • Work with advocacy staff to provide UCS input into legislation and regulation; monitor bill progress and assist in producing desired legislative and regulatory outcomes. Write and review materials for use in Congressional and administrative advocacy and general campaign purposes. Involve UCS researchers to provide technical information on policy questions as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with congressional representatives and their staff, administration and agency officials, advocates from allied organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Build and/or participate in various coalitions and networks that can enhance UCS effectiveness with a wide range of political persuasions and advance shared goals.

Qualifications and Experience

Position requires knowledge of effective issue campaign development, a thorough understanding of advocacy campaigns and the legislative process, including advocacy techniques, legislative strategy, as well as familiarity with the congressional committees and federal agencies most relevant to UCS’s policy agenda. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Broad familiarity with UCS policy priorities is preferred. Experience working in coalitions and with cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary teams is highly desirable, as is experience engaging with print and electronic media. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.

Work requires seven to ten years of comparable and relevant experience to include political and/or issue campaign planning and implementation, engagement in federal legislative and administrative agency advocacy, and project management. A prerequisite for this position is a proven record of effectiveness working either in Congress, in government implementing programs and policies, or for NGOs working to influence governmental decision-making.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal. Position will require some travel.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time, two-year temporary position based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Federal Campaign Director” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: February 26, 2017 or until filled.

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Kendall Fellowship: Equitable Shared Autonomous Mobility

Clean Vehicles Program
Washington, DC Office

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the leading science-based organization at the center of today’s most exciting and important policy debates, seeks outstanding candidates for the Kendall Science Fellows program. This two-year fellowship is open to candidates who will have completed their M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering or other appropriate advanced technical degree before fall 2017. The fellow will investigate how new mobility options and autonomous vehicle technology can be leveraged to increase equitable access to mobility while also rapidly cutting oil use and global warming pollution from transportation. 

The Union of Concerned Scientists is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and security problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, advancing clean energy and transportation policy, promoting sustainable food and agricultural policy, countering misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

Responsibilities

The Kendall Fellow will work with UCS staff to develop a proposal for a two-year project researching the intersection of new mobility and autonomous vehicle technology.   The primary goal is to quantify the potential to simultaneously cut heat trapping emissions and improve equitable access to transportation.

A key emphasis is the role of shared mobility in realizing the opportunities and benefits associated with new technology and business models. You will examine how these technology and business trends could make a positive impact and identify policy considerations to ensure potential benefits actually develop.  In addition, the fellow would engage various stakeholders including thought leaders, policymakers and key constituencies currently lacking equitable access to mobility in order to better understand their needs and to share our developing expertise in this area. 

The detailed outcomes of the fellowship will be defined during the development of the proposal, but could include a research paper, a UCS report on technology and policy issues as well as developing accessible materials for the public and organizing events that convene experts and/or policymakers.

Qualifications and experience

The Kendall Fellow should have knowledge and experience with transportation models, and ideally with behavioral and urban design factors relevant to transportation demand, vehicle emissions, impacts of ride-sourcing and ride-sharing, demand and availability of public transit, or congestion modeling. Skill and experience communicating complex technical and policy questions in written products and verbal presentations is also important. 

A completed M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering or other appropriate advanced degree in a related scientific or engineering field is required.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal.  Travel on roughly a quarterly basis, occasionally including overnight stays.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive.  We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

About the Kendall Science Fellows Program

The Kendall Science Fellows Program was established to honor Nobel Prize winning physicist Henry Kendall who was with UCS from our beginnings and was the long-time chair of our board.  Kendall was known for his unique ability to shake up the status quo and catalyze new thinking, and UCS looks to Kendall Fellows to do the same. Priority is given to innovative and forward-looking proposals that are primarily scientific, technical, or analytic in nature but also show interest in the application of science to policy. Fellows will benefit from the opportunity to learn from the UCS approach to science and policy, and UCS will benefit from the new approaches and expertise of the Kendall Fellows.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time, up to two-year position based in UCS’s Washington DC office. Fellowship will begin fall 2017. Kendall Fellowship salaries follow a special structure and are fixed at $72,000 for candidates with less than 3 years relevant post-Ph.D. experience and $82,000 for those with 3-8 years of post-Ph.D. experience. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a short application, including a statement of interest (up to 2 pages, including relevant background and experience, a brief description of a research idea in the selected area, and interest in working with UCS), curriculum vitae, and two references to jobs@ucsusa.org including “Kendall Fellowship” and “Equitable Mobility” in the subject line.  Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Review of initial applications will begin December 12, 2016. Following an initial screening, top candidates will co-write a more specific fellowship proposal in coordination with UCS staff for submission to the Kendall Science Fellows Program Advisory Committee by January 26, 2017. Final decisions on the award of this competitive fellowship will be made by the end of February, 2017.

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Cambridge or Washington, DC

Kendall Fellowship: Voting Rights

Center for Science and Democracy
Washington, DC or Cambridge, MA Office

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the leading science-based organization at the center of today’s most exciting and important policy debates, seeks outstanding candidates for the Voting Rights Kendall Fellowship. This up to two-year fellowship is open to candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. by September 2017. You will identify pressing needs in voting rights research, assess the impact of barriers to enfranchisement on UCS core strategic goals, help UCS build partnerships with leading organizations working to restore and expand voting rights, and inform proposals to increase public participation in U.S. elections.

The Union of Concerned Scientists is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, clean energy and transportation, and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

The Center for Science and Democracy, UCS’s newest program, will host this Kendall Fellow. The Center works across issues to strengthen the role of independent science in democratic dialogue and public policy by improving the process of bringing science into policy-making, pushing back on misinformation efforts and attacks on scientists, and increasing public access to scientific information.

Responsibilities

The Kendall Fellow will work with UCS staff to develop a proposal for a two-year project to identify gaps in research related to voting rights and investigate barriers to public participation in U.S. elections.

The primary goal is to expand public understanding of the impact that voter disenfranchisement has on our ability to meet science-based policy challenges and feed that analysis into efforts to increase regular voter participation.

The detailed products of the fellowship will be defined during the development of the proposal, but could include analytical, educational, and advocacy products; peer-reviewed publications; partnership development with academic institutions and public interest organizations; and policy recommendations.   

Qualifications and experience

The fellow should possess significant knowledge of voter disenfranchisement and voting rights issues, including the organizations and researchers that work in this space. The fellow should be able to demonstrate research experience that can be applied to the stated goals of the fellowship, either specifically on civic participation or in a related field of study. In addition, strong written and verbal skills are required. A Ph.D. in social science is required. At a minimum, a Ph.D. in a relevant field must be completed before September 1, 2017.

The fellow may spend extended periods at computer terminal. Occasional travel may be required (several overnight trips per year). 

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive.  We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

About the Kendall Science Fellows Program

The Kendall Science Fellows Program was established to honor Nobel Prize winning physicist Henry Kendall who was with UCS from our beginnings and was the long-time chair of our board.  Kendall was known for his unique ability to shake up the status quo and catalyze new thinking, and UCS looks to Kendall Fellows to do the same. Priority is given to innovative and forward-looking proposals that are primarily scientific, technical, or analytic in nature but also show interest in the application of science to policy. Fellows will benefit from the opportunity to learn from the UCS approach to science and policy, and UCS will benefit from the new approaches and expertise of the Kendall Fellows.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time, up to two-year position based in either UCS’s Washington, DC or Cambridge, MA office. Fellowship will begin fall 2017. Kendall Fellowship salaries follow a special structure and are fixed at $72,000 for candidates with less than 3 years relevant post-Ph.D. experience and $82,000 for those with 3-8 years of post-Ph.D. experience. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about UCS is available at www.ucsusa.org

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, a statement of interest (up to 2 pages, including relevant background and experience, a brief description of a research idea in the selected area, and interest in working with UCS), curriculum vitae, and two references to jobs@ucsusa.org including “Voting Rights Kendall Fellowship” in the subject line.  Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Review of initial applications will begin January 2, 2017. Following an initial screening, top candidates will co-write a more specific fellowship proposal in coordination with UCS staff for submission to the Kendall Science Fellows Program Advisory Committee. Final decisions on the award of this competitive fellowship will be made by the end of February, 2017.

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Chicago, IL

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Oakland, CA

 

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