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sciency policy job/headhunters

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:44 am
by Marcia
I am presently looking for a job in science policy and am exhausting my resources. Do you think a headhunter would help? If so, do you have any recommendations on where I could find one that deals with placing PhD Scientist in non-research positions

sciency policy job/headhunters

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:50 am
by Meredith
Marcia,

I would go to the AAAS and look for internships. The Christine Mirzayan Fellowship has quite a following these days--was even written up in AWIS magazine. This would develop your network and potentially open up the job market, as well.

sciency policy job/headhunters

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:22 pm
by Dave Jensen
I think that Meredith's advice is great. As a headhunter, I can state with just about 100% certainty that there is no one specializing in science policy jobs.

Dave Jensen, Moderator

sciency policy job/headhunters

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:30 pm
by Bill L.
Hi Marcia,


The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) has a Science Policy and International Security Fellowship at Stanford, where they are specifically looking for scientists and engineers who are postdocs or mid-career professionals. Their website is: http://cisac.stanford.edu/docs/fellowships

Good luck,

Bill L. & Naledi S.

sciency policy job/headhunters

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:18 pm
by Marcia
Thanks everyone for the advice. Unfortunately, I am just finishing a science policy fellowship and am looking to find an actual job. I have contact and have been using them, but I just wanted to see if anyone new any other avenues or if a head hunter would be helpful.

thanks again.

sciency policy job/headhunters

PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:18 pm
by Joe
I would highly recommend the Christine Mirzayan science policy internship program. The have a great website. http://www7.nationalacademies.org/policyfellows/
The National Academies program can be used as a great starting point for a science policy career.