California Council on Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

got this forwarded to me

 

Embark on a Science Policy Experience in the California State Legislature as a CCST Science Fellow

CCST is seeking scientists and engineers for a year of public service and government leadership training in Sacramento.

The California Council on Science and Technology is still accepting applications for the 2018 Class of the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Completed applications are due on February 28th, 2017.

The CCST Science Fellows program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science and engineering, and in social science fields such as economics. Applicants range from new graduates, postdoctoral scholars, tenured faculty, and industry staff. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found at fellows.ccst.us/apply.php.

As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. Working as legislative staff in the State Senate or State Assembly, they get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of lawmaking in the State of California — a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world.


Our Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to transform a scientist’s professional path. In fact, about 50 percent of CCST Science Fellows have been hired by the California State Legislature or state agencies since completing their fellowship. Other alumni return to academia, nonprofits, or industry with a deeper understanding of how science informs policymaking, enhancing their career as researchers, professors, consultants, and leaders.

So join us. Read reflections from current and former CCST Science Fellows (fellows.ccst.us/blog), and see how our program has changed their lives and careers. Then tell a friend, or apply for the program yourself — and help make California’s policies stronger with science.

 

About 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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