American Academy of Microbiology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science Communication

The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) is accepting applications for its next Colloquium Fellow. This is a one-year fellowship for a recent microbiology Ph.D. recipient to develop skills in science policy and communication. If you can think of former students or others you’ve encountered who would be a good fit, please consider encouraging them to apply. Applicants for the fellowship should have a broad interest in the field and a willingness to learn about topics outside their own area of expertise. The fellowship will provide salary and some benefits.

In addition to academic researchers and clinicians, the field of microbiology needs individuals who are skilled in science communication and public outreach. The goal of the AAM Colloquium fellowship is to provide an opportunity for a recent microbiology Ph.D. graduate to develop these skills. Each year the Academy convenes five to six colloquia to address critical issues in microbiology. The fellow will work closely with the Academy Director on the colloquium program, participating in the entire process from choosing appropriate topics through proposal development and fund-raising to writing colloquium reports to publicity and dissemination.

Applications are due May 15, 2013. Please visit here for a full job description, and here for application instructions.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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