ASBMB Science Policy Fellowship

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Hola, Esta oportunidad se ve bien chevere para aquellas personas que no les interesa continuar haciendo "benchwork" una vez obtengan su Ph.D. en las ciencias experimentales. Espero les sea de provecho. Veronica _______ ASBMB is pleased to announce that it is seeking applicants from amongst newly graduated Ph.Ds for an ASBMB Science Policy Fellowship. The Fellowship affords the opportunity to gain experience and insights into The workings of the policy process and the role that science plays in government decision making about a wide range of issues. The Fellow will work closely with policy professionals both in and outside government. The experience will provide exposure to the federal research budget process, regulatory issues, and interplay between science and decision-making. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2007/2008 FELLOWSHIP IS MAY 15, 2007 THE TERMS The Society will sponsor one Fellow who will spend one year as a staff member in the ASBMB Office of Public Affairs. The fellowship will begin September 1. The Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $40,000, and health care coverage. QUALIFICATIONS Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis from amongst ASBMB members who have: * a recently awarded doctorate (i.e., the applicant is not beyond the post-doctoral stage); * interest in the relationship between science, technology, and/or public policy; * flexibility in tackling a variety of tasks; and, * excellent interpersonal and communication skills. HOW TO APPLY Individuals interested in applying for the ASBMB Science Policy Fellowship should submit the following: 1. a resume/CV; 2. a letter of intent (2-3 pages) that outlines: * why you have applied * what policy issues and situations interest you * what you hope to accomplish as a Fellow * how you feel this experience will enhance your career * your participation in civic activities and/or public affairs, and * two letters of reference sent directly to ASBMB. 3. Please include the addresses and telephone numbers for your references in your application. Send all application materials to: Peter Farnham, CAE,Public Affairs Officer, ASBMB, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, Tel.: 301/634-7384, Fax: 301/634-7126, E-mail: pfarnham@asbmb.org [1]

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