[Taxacom] Employment opportunity

Robert Gropp rgropp at aibs.org
Tue Oct 23 09:13:49 CDT 2007

Position Open:  AIBS Public Policy Associate
Location: Washington, DC
Reporting to: Director of Public Policy
Open/Close Date: October 2007 - Until filled


The American Institute of Biological Sciences, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 
scientific association with a membership of nearly 5,000 biologists 
and 200 professional societies and scientific organizations, seeks a 
Public Policy Associate to join its full-time Public Policy Office 
staff.  The Associate will work to advance the AIBS mission in 
support of biological research and education, with a special focus on 
environmental biology and research infrastructure policy.

Duties Include:

- Analyze federal science policy proposals and effectively 
communicate the findings,
- Serve as a communications bridge between the scientific and public 
policy communities through written and oral presentations, and
- Track federal initiatives related to biological and environmental 
research, including initiatives related to the National Science 
Foundation's Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction account.

Minimum Requirements:

1.      Excellent written and oral communication skills;
2.              Excellent science policy analysis skills;
3.              Understanding and appreciation of the scientific 
community, the nature of science, and the goals and objectives of a 
professional, membership organization;
4.              Reliability and detail oriented;
5.      Ability to work under strict time constraints and deadlines;
6.              Ability to self-direct, think creatively, and 
anticipate work needs;
7.              Ability to synthesize and accurately communicate 
complex concepts to varied audiences;
8.              Bachelor's degree in a biological science (an 
advanced degree in a biological science, environmental science, or 
science policy is preferred); and
9.              Prior work experience in public policy/affairs 
(highly desirable).

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, two-page re?sume????, writing sample (no more 
than 750 words, not peer-reviewed), salary history and requirements, 
and the names of three professional references to 
PARapplication at aibs.org or FAX to 202-628-1509.

Application Deadline:

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the 
position is filled.

Robert Gropp, Ph.D.
Director, Public Policy Office
American Institute of Biological Sciences

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