The World Technology Evaluation Center is hiring a Policy Analyst with knowledge of nanotechnology standards and a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline relevant to nanotechnology for a position based in Arlington, Virginia. Among its clients, WTEC provides support to the federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. The analyst will “provide high-level scientific support for office management, including analyzing science and technology policy issues.”
- Maintain a working knowledge of relevant nanotechnology and standards activities in Federal and non-Federal communities.
- Build and maintain professional relationships with representatives from relevant groups in Federal and non-Federal communities.
- Update and communicate information about activities and accomplishments related to nanotechnology and standards based on expert knowledge of scientific literature and ability to translate that into lay language.
- Draft and edit reports.
- Provide administrative support in organizing workshops or other events.
- Serve as a point of contact on standards issues.
- Provide high-level scientific support for office management, including analyzing science and technology policy issues and reviewing draft documents to assure technical accuracy.
- Interface with other staff members to ensure timely completion of projects and tasks.
Desired Experience and Skills:
- Knowledge of nanotechnology-related standards issues.
- Knowledge and understanding of the functioning of the U.S. Government, particularly the Executive Branch.
- High-level analytical skills.
- Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Experience working successfully in a team and independently.
- Familiarity with standards (e.g., experience in working with international organizations and/or standards development organizations) preferred.
- Ph.D. in a scientific discipline relevant to nanotechnology, e.g., physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, plus at least five years experience in their discipline or fields related to nanotechnology.