Below we feature jobs and internship opportunities suited for graduate students and postdocs in the biomedical sciences. We also post opportunities on the GPS-BIOMED LinkedIn Group. For more information about local and national internship programs and industrial postdoc programs please visit our EXPERIENCE page.
- Audience: US biomed PhDs and postdocs
- Time commitment: 1 blog/month for 6 months. The series will run from September-February.
Content: You can see previous blogs postings at http://www.nihbest.org/phd-postdoctoral-scientists/phdpostdoc-blog/. You will write in a diary format to share your progress in reaching your career goals. For example, you might write about a career development speaker/workshop/course and how it impacted you; the struggle of writing to people asking for informational interviews; contacts that proved helpful; a career-related identity shift; a career interest that surprised you; balancing career development efforts with your lab work; awkward networking interactions; or anything else that happened that month in relation to career development.
Considerations. The blog will be posted publicly online. We would like to use your real name and photo, but you can be vague when it comes to others (who you networked with or where you are interning).
- Area of Expertise (i.e. pharamacology, bioinformatics, etc.)
- Where you are in the career development process. (i.e. 1st year PhD just starting to explore careers, 5th year PhD about to actively job hunt, or postdoc pursuing one career but exploring backup career options, etc.)
- Career plans if you have them (i.e. K-12 teaching, clinical research, industry, academia, etc.)
We are looking for 4 bloggers. Depending on the response, we may request a short writing sample. Feel free to send questions to email@example.com.
Science Writing Internship @ Cell Press http://www.cell.com/newsroom. The Press Office at Cell Press offers three science writing internship positions each year. In 2017, the following opportunity remains: Graduate Fall Internship – 16 weeks, September–December ($15/hr) Application available in June.
Overview: This is an extremely hands-on internship that will give you the full experience of being a press officer at a major publishing operation. You will also learn about the entire production process of how a scientific paper goes from the laboratory to a story in a major media outlet, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other business teams, including marketing, commercial sales, editorial, and production. By the end of the internship, you will walk away with 10-20 clips, including press releases, content marketing, and blog posts.
- Writing press releases about research published in Cell Press journals and acting as the press contact.
- Developing CrossTalk blog and Elsevier Connect content.
- Developing and posting Cell Press social media content.
- Completing miscellaneous projects as assigned by Media Relations Manager.
- A capstone project to be determined by your interests.
At the end of the internship, you should add to your working knowledge of how to strategize, develop, and execute PR campaigns for various audience segments, write compelling PR content for the web, and measure and analyze campaign outcomes.
The ideal candidate for the internship will:
- Be studying for or have completed a Master’s in Public Relations, Journalism, or Biology
- Have experience preparing and telling a story (specifically pitching, conducting interviews, and writing pieces of journalism or public relations materials).
- Have proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Have work experience within an office environment.
- Be comfortable working alone as well as with a team, know how to juggle many time-sensitive tasks, be able to proactively seek information to complete a project, and be able to maintain a friendly attitude while dealing with the high number of requests received from journalists and institutions from around the world.
Notes: Due to the competitive nature of the internship, you may be asked to take a writing test and provide two references if you are a finalist. The internship is not currently available to international students studying outside of the United States. International applicants already studying in the United States may apply.
Adjunct Teaching Position: Chapman University if looking for an immunology instructor in the fall. Teaching load with be on T/Th and pays $5000/15-weeks. If you are interested, please contact: Emma Flores, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Science Policy Position: Deputy Director of Public Policy and Scientific Programs. Americans for Cures is seeking a mission-driven candidate with extensive stem cell and scientific expertise, strong excellent communication and teaching skills, a passion for advocacy work, and a keen interest in and intellectual curiosity about public policy. This is a full-time, paid position, with full benefits and perks such as daily lunches. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position is based in Palo Alto, California. For more information please see: Dept Director Policy Sci Programs Job Post