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Working to Heal the Planet

In the midst of a deadly pandemic and public health crisis, this blog will not be the first to mention the still looming environmental and climate challenges to the world’s population.  Indeed, a look at a range of jobs this week confirms that environmental career opportunities for PhDs and post-docs are as abundant as ever, across a range of disciplines.  The world needs your expertise.

This week’s job upload includes public and private sector positions ranging from wildlife and rainforest protection to multilateral agencies representations, US government research, scientific research start-ups and corporate Environmental, Governance and Social (ESG) initiatives.  There are also a range of positions that specifically use data science to tackle environmental challenges, but those will be included in our next posting.

HSS

Vice President, Landscape Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife

Senior Research Director, American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Manager, LandScale Market Development and Partnerships, The Rainforest Alliance

Global Index Research Group – ESG Specialist – JP Morgan Bank

Analyst, Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund

Foreign Service Environment Officer, US AID

STEM

Research Plant Physiologist/Ecologist

Climate Engineer, Allegheny Science & Technology (AST)

Post-Doc Opportunities, Grid Interactive Efficient Buildings, US Dept. of Energy

Senior Air Quality and Climate Change Specialists, Impact Science

ESG Quantitative Research Analyst, Eaton Vance Corp.

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

Photo by Raphaël Menesclou on Unsplash

Research and Related Work within the Hospital Sector

The $1 trillion US hospital network is comprised of 5,198 separate hospitals and employs over 5.7 million people–including many researchers.

With Covid-19 still occupying a critical part of hiring this month, we are showcasing a number of specialized positions within the US hospital network.  The open positions are largely research and clinically oriented, and recruit from STEM backgrounds (NB. we will return to our “normal” programming that includes HSS majors in our next post).

Quite a few positions are not Covid-19 related but rather reflect the continuing demand across a number of health and research functions affiliated with hospitals.

A few examples are included below with more listed on our SmartJobs page.

Research Scientist in Bioinformatics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Senior Associate Researcher, Metabolism Institute, Mt. Sinai Health System

Research Coordinator, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital

Research Physician, US Military HIV Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Researcher, Maternal and Neonatal Health (Global)

Research Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Director of Research Administration, Texas Children’s Hospital

Senior Research Scientist, Human Genomics and Neurotechnology

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact us at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

Jobs Fighting Covid-19 and the Next Pandemic

 

Fighting against the Covid19 pandemic is complex and multifaceted, opening up immediate career paths in the areas such as scientific research, public health, policy advocacy, economics, and emergency communications response, to name a few.

With such an immediate and urgent threat, this week we selected a few hundred open positions relating to the current pandemic and others likely to follow.  Representative positions below range from working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state governments, health policy at Google, the BioHub at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and scientific research positions across data science, therapeutics, microbiology and other areas.

A broader array of infectious disease and related career paths are included on our SmartJobs page as well.

HSS

Research and Evaluation Communication Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Health Outreach Lead, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google

Research Economist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STEM

Biosecurity Bioinformatics Fellow, Chan Zuckerberg BioHub

Research Scientist, Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC), New York State

Research Scientist, HCI, Dataminr

Microbiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sr/Scientist, Analytical Development (Potency), Moderna Therapeutics

Director Biostatistics, Vir Biotechnology

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

Nurturing NextGen – Careers Working with Children

From emergency medicine to cognitive behavior, online teaching to early childhood development, food trauma to Sesame Street, working with children requires high-order skills, commitment and knowledge.  The outbreak of Covid-19 in the US and around the world underscores these needs even more than usual, which is why we are showcasing careers with children this week.

Based on our research, there are a wide range of options available for PhDs and post-docs across virtually every field and, in particular, research, clinical and policy-related work.  There are also child and family-related start-ups that are only now emerging in response to Covid-19.

We provide a few examples below and more jobs uploaded onto our SmartJobs page.

Over the coming weeks and months we will continue to highlight jobs and careers that develop as part of our global pandemic, and how this may shape future opportunities and emerging industries.

There is much work ahead.

HSS

Director, Foundation Partnerships, UNICEF

Manager, International Research, Sesame Workshop

Field Study Research Assistant, Digital Promise

Goldberg Postdoctoral Scholar, Food Trauma in Children

Infant/Toddler, Lead Teacher, Metropolitan Family Services

STEM

Manager, Clinical Research, Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Laboratory Schools, Math Teachers – High School

Research Associate, Cognitive Behavior, Waterford Institute

Sr Technologist/Research Lab Specialist (Stem Cell) St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Behavior Therapist, Center of Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

 

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

Career Pathways in Public Policy Are Widening

 

Today’s intersection of technology, health, education, economics and numerous other fields with the public domain are increasingly requiring policy advocacy, research and communication. Increasingly, some of the most impactful employment pathways are within well-known global companies, government, foundations and NGOs.

For further information, you can investigate the outlook and nature of think tank employment here, but also note that much of public policy work in terms of job recruitment is coming from the private and non-profit sectors. Our PhD Career Finder also has examples of policy jobs and related resumes and narratives, as well as panel discussions over past years.

Finally, our current jobs sampling below–with more included on our SmartJobs page–includes public policy jobs and careers inside think tanks (Brookings, Migration Policy, New America), technology companies (Google, Uber, GitHub, Instagram, Nuro), associations (Alzheimers Association) and research positions within schools of public policy.  These positions draw from a wide range of skills and domain expertise, and their job descriptions and requirements may be worth exploring further.

HSS

Policy Communications, Migration Policy Institute (Fall Internship)

Senior Public Policy Associate, Cities, Uber

Public Policy Manager, Stakeholders, Instagram

Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institute

Senior Research and Program Managers, New Practice Lab, New America Foundation

 

STEM

Health Outreach Lead, Government Affairs, Google

Senior Director, Public Policy, IQVIA

Public Policy Manager, GitHub

Public Policy Advisor, Robotics and AI, Nuro

Public Policy Associate, Alzheimers Association

 

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

PhDs in a Data-Centric Job Market

This week we went a bit overboard on data science jobs.  But it wasn’t difficult to accomplish.  Data is at the center of many industries and draws upon the type of higher order analytical, critical thinking, research design and statistical skills that many PhDs and graduate students use every day.  Data science is also a catch-all category and includes other areas such as market and behavioral research, and is part of many job descriptions.

It should come as no surprise that in our data-centric world there is a plethora of jobs available for research-savvy PhDs and those with advanced degrees across many academic disciplines.  According to the US Bureau of Labor, demand for computational and information science jobs will grow by 19% through 2026.  LinkedIn has identified the filed as “Jobs of Tomorrow”, where, outside of expert data scientists, some knowledge of data science will be an essential part of work for large part of the workforce.

For more information, including how to get started on data science careers, reference the 365 Data Science site or here.  

This week’s selection includes government agencies, research institutes and well-known companies such as Pet Smart, Pfizer, JP Morgan and Genentech. For institutional members, there is more available elsewhere on our Smart Jobs page where you can search a variety of positions by field, geography and key words.

HSS

Vice President, Quantitative Modeling and Data Science, JP Morgan

Manager, Data Science, Biz2Credit

Manager, Data Science Forecasting, Amazon 

Global Manager, eCommerce Data Science Insights, AB InBev

Applied Data Ethics Fellow, USF

STEM

Epidemiologic Data Science, Pfizer

Senior Operations Research Science, Instacart

Senior Data Science Manager, Pet Smart

Data Manager and Data Sciences Engineering, Genentech 

Computational Scientist, Broad Institute

 

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

Entering the Profession of Scientific and Medical Writing

 

With the medical and healthcare professions accounting for a significant part of US and global economic growth, it should come as no surprise that the documenting, researching, public advocacy and communication needs of these sectors in high demand.  As a result, the medical and scientific writing profession is both well respected and well compensated.  This week we look at a range of jobs within this fast-growing field, as well more general positions related to grant writing.

If you’re curious about medical writing, in particular, there is a voluminous amount on information on the medical writing profession, as well as career tips and research links, available at the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) website). This including its Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Medical Writer

Within our Versatile PhD site you can also find relevant archived discussions, narratives and related career assets such a resumes and cover letters.  Visit our PhD Career Finder.  Further information on general grant writing is also available in our archives.

Finally, a few skills required for “good medical writers” is providing in the illustration below.

Source: Healthwriterhub.com

Our job selection this week includes a wide of medical and scientific writing and development positions within research institutes, private sector medical and pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and hospitals.  Grant writing positions include entities such as public schools, healthcare centers and a public policy advocacy.

For institutional members, there is more available elsewhere on our SmartJobs page.

HSS

Grant Writer and Researcher, Crystal Stairs

Grant Data / Research Mgr, Partnership in Social Emotional Learning Initiative, Boston Public Schools

Grant Writer, NYU Langone Medical Center (Part-Time)

Scientific Grant Writer, Cancer Genomics, NY Genomics Center

Senior Development Associate, Guttmacher Institute

 

STEM

Associate Director, Medical Writing, Audentes Therapeutics

Medical Writer/Editor, DRT Strategies

Lead Medical Writer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Director Medical Writing (Regulatory), Flatiron Research

 

If there are areas of work you would like us to explore in more depth, please contact at smartjobs@versatilephd.com. 

We want to hear from you.

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.