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‘Career Options: Science Journalism’

Massive is currently waiving the registration fee!

May. 30, 2019—Massive is currently waiving the registration fee (“If you think a friend should join the consortium, tell them to use the code MEXIA to get free membership!”). It’s a great tool to improve your scicomm abilities (and get paid after your first 2 articles!) Register here: https://massivesci.com/consortium/

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Where to Find Science Communication Internships

Nov. 27, 2018—Looking for an internship in science communication and don’t know where to start? Erin Winick, Associate Editor Future of Work:MIT Tech Review was in the same boat and compiled a great resource to help.  Find opportunities in journalism, research and nonprofit organizations, and more. Check out her list here: https://code.likeagirl.io/where-to-find-science-communication-internships-53d7edea471e

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ASPIRE Module: Biomedical Research and Media, Fall 2018

Jul. 17, 2018—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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Health Writer I, CommunicateHealth, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Apr. 5, 2018—Description: Health Writer I (1 Full-Time Position in Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD)   This is us CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. We design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. We employ a talented team of...

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The 2018 Communicating Science (ComSciCon) Workshop for graduate students is now accepting applications

Jan. 26, 2018—Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2018, the 6th annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Boston, MA on June 14-16th 2017. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply.  The application will close on March 1st. Acceptance to...

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PhD Career Connections: Scientific Communications and Marketing

Jan. 4, 2018—  PhD Career Connections presents:  Scientific Communications and Marketing Thursday January 18th 2:30-3:30p Light Hall 214 featuring Melissa Vaught, PhD, Scientific Editor at Medical Science & Computing, LLC, (MSC) contracted to the National Institutes of Health.  ​Registration is requested Melissa Vaught, PhD, is scientific editor at Medical Science & Computing, LLC, (MSC) contracted to the National...

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Event: Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS

Oct. 24, 2017—Seminar on Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS Monday, November 6 4:30pm Student Life Center Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 Register here. This 1- hour seminar will provide guidance to scientists who wish to engage publics via social media. It is designed to build skills for public engagement via social media, confidence in...

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AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Informational Webinar November 7th

Oct. 18, 2017—Webinar: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship November 7th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time The webinar will provide an overview of the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship; the experience, the application process, and tips from application reviewers. The Fellowship Director will lead the informational discussion with 2017 Fellowship Alumni providing their insight.  The AAAS Mass...

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The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund fellowship for early-career science writers now accepting applications

Sep. 28, 2017—Applications now being accepted for the next two rounds of The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund fellowship for early-career science writers. The next TON/BWF fellowship period will begin on January 2, 2018 and end on August 31, 2018. The subsequent fellowship period will begin on July 1, 2018 and end on February 28, 2019. Applicants may express interest for one or both...

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Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication, Boston, MA

Apr. 5, 2017—The Rita Allen Foundation and WGBH Boston are pleased to announce the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This new program will provide a year's support for one fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with successful media formats and work to expand science literacy in the general public.  The fellow will embed at WGBH, one of the...

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ComSciCon 2017

Jan. 11, 2017—Check out the information about ComSciCon 2017, the 5th annual Communicating Science Conference.  

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Find Your Voice: How to Write an Op-Ed, an interactive workshop

Aug. 26, 2016—Presented by Abby Olena, PhD Scientists have opinions that the world could benefit from hearing. This workshop will give you the tools to combine your experience and expertise with clear and compelling writing to craft an op-ed with the potential to influence readers and impact public policy. Please bring a laptop computer or pen and...

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Beyond the Lab: Nicole Garbarini, Science Communication

Apr. 22, 2016—In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Nicole Garbarini, PhD, Media and Communications Specialist at the NIH Office of the Director and the Office of Extramural Research. Dr. Garbarini was a speaker at our 2015...

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2015 ASPIRE Module: Biomedical Research and Media

Jul. 27, 2015—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in three theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training. Class...

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Job Opportunity: News writer, SFARI.org

Jun. 18, 2015—The dynamic news team at SFARI.org (soon to be rebranded as Spectrum) needs a high-energy reporter to cover stories that educate, challenge and inspire our audience of scientists. This is an excellent opportunity for a science journalist to develop a beat in the fast-moving field of autism. Genetics, cognition and behavior, research ethics and molecular...

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2015 BRET Annual Career Symposium: Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!

Apr. 3, 2015—The BRET Office of Career Development, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association and training grants in biomedical sciences, are happy to announce the annual Career Symposium – “Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!” — on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Student Life Center on the Vanderbilt University campus. Explore many...

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Guest Blog Post: So you want to be a science writer?

Jan. 13, 2015—While moving away from the bench toward a science-writing career can feel daunting, it is possible (and as this collection of science writer origin stories shows, lots of folks have done it). When you’re interested in any career, whether it’s one at the bench or not, the best way to eventually get the job that...

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Job Opportunity: Science Associate, American Association of Immunologists, Bethesda, MD

Aug. 5, 2014—THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF IMMUNOLOGISTS, BETHESDA, MARYLAND The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), a professional biomedical research association, seeks scientist to assist with activities including writing assignments and assisting in the peer-review and editorial process for a major scientific journal. This is a full-time, exempt position. Advanced degree (Ph.D., or related) in biological science; fluency...

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Job Posting: Associate Director, iBiology

Jun. 10, 2014—iBiology is seeking a full-time Associate Director who will be involved in overseeing the production of science videos and engaging in communication/outreach with the scientific and educational communities. The Associate Director’s responsibilities include: Working closely with the Director on video production pipelines, including identifying seminar topics, working with speakers, and creating educational materials to accompany...

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Volunteer opportunity with the Journal of Science Policy and Governance

May. 29, 2014—The Journal of Science Policy and Governance is a student-run, international project that provides graduate students the opportunity and training to serve as editors. The Journal is currently recruiting for the following positions. All editors serve on a volunteer basis and typically remain engaged for at least one academic year. Positions will remain open until...

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