Science Communicator position USA

Science Communicator

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for a Science Communicator. The successful candidate will work with an established and dynamic team at the Integration and Application Network (IAN). The Integration and Application Network’s mission is to inspire, manage, and produce timely syntheses and assessments on key environmental issues. Science communication is a core tenet of the team and is used in all aspects of work conducted by IAN staff.  IAN is a network which includes different agencies and institutions in different locations. This position will be located in Cambridge or Annapolis, Maryland, based on the needs of the team. Overnight travel to meetings and conferences is expected.

The successful candidate will serve as a member of the IAN Team and will be responsible for a variety of science communication products that support the goals and objectives of the projects assigned to them. Typical areas of responsibility for this position will include:

  • Creating print and web-based products such as newsletters, report cards, and web pages
  • Analyzing environmental data,
  • Plotting spatial data and preparing maps,
  • Creating new vector images and conceptual diagrams.

Candidates should have a science-based college degree with at least three years of professional experience or an advanced degree or equivalent commensurate experience in the field of science.  A background in developing communication products, web design, and data analysis is preferred. Excellent communication skills are required.

The successful candidate is entitled to University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience. Please      e-mail a letter of interest, resume, online portfolio, and contact information for three references prior to 5 December 2016 to Caroline Donovan, cdonovan@ca.umces.edu. This search will remain open until filled. UMCES is an AA/EOE.  Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.