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Science and Policy Associate, Green Science Policy Institute – California

Organization: Green Science Policy Institute

Position Title: Science and Policy Associate

Location: Berkeley, California

Application Deadline: April 2, 2015

Description: The Green Science Policy Institute (GSP) is hiring a full-time Science and Policy Associate to contribute to our scientific research and policy work. GSP is looking for a motivated, organized, and capable individual to work with our team of science and policy experts and play a key role in advancing GSP’s mission.

The Science and Policy Associate manages and implements projects and activities for the organization including scientific research, writing, policy and project management work; drafts materials for publication and distribution; and helps maintain relationships with partner organizations. The Associate will have the opportunity to advance to a leadership position in a growing organization.

The Associate should be able to work with minimal supervision to:

  • Manage GSP projects such as:
    • Responsible disposal for furniture and plastics containing flame retardants
    • Green Building Initiative for safer insulation products
    • International Flammability Standards project
    • Furniture Flammability project – scientific and policy support for California and national policy for increased fire safety without flame retardant chemicals
    • The Class Concept project for a new vision for reducing toxics to protect health
  • Co-author scholarly papers, op-eds, and other publications
  • Develop educational and presentation materials
  • Aid in the preparation for and present at Green Science Policy symposia at UC Berkeley, nationally, and internationally
  • Write grant proposals and help with development activities



  • An advanced degree in chemistry, biology, environmental engineering, public health, toxicology, environmental science, or a related field
  • Ability to take initiative, think creatively, and solve problems
  • Efficient, organized, resourceful, and a proven track record of on-time delivery of high-quality work
  • Attention to detail, diligence, persistence, and flexibility
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to research and synthesize information on scientific and policy topics
  • Work experience managing projects and people
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Familiarity with web-based communication technology and applications including email and Google Apps
  • Passionate about our mission to protect health and environment worldwide


  • Work experience in chemistry, biology, engineering, toxicology, public health, and/or public policy
  • Experience working with industry, NGOs, and/or government
  • Experience researching and writing peer-reviewed papers
  • Experience teaching or working with undergraduates
  • Website and/or database maintenance and development skills

The Green Science Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply: To apply, visit the website.

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