Monday, September 24, 2012

Bridge Program Research Associate at the American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS), the premier membership association for physicists, seeks a dynamic and personable science professional to fill the position of Bridge Program Research Associate.  This position is based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD (near DC Metro Green Line) and it reports to the Director of Education and Diversity.  At present, this is a full time, temporary one-year position.  The Bridge Program Research Associate will help advance the emerging APS Bridge Program.  Responsibilities include:  Developing and vetting policy and procedure documents for the APS Bridge Program activities and operations; Interacting with education leadership at various levels to build support for the Bridge Program; Helping to design and refine project components including relevant workshops; Researching relevant literature on related topics and provide working policy positions and synopsis of accepted good–practice; Working with APS project and support staff to carry out project activities; Developing  policies and procedures for acquiring and analyzing data to answer project research questions.  PhD in physics or related field is required.  Must be able to work independently and in groups to develop and appropriately vet policies.  Excellent inter-personal skills needed to effectively interact with physics education leaders necessary.  Experience in developing and assessing education research questions is highly valued.  Experience working with underrepresented minorities is desirable.  Must be able to read and synthesize overviews of relevant subject areas. To apply, send cover letter including salary requirement, resume and a list of your professional references to the attention of the Director of Human Resources via e-mail: or fax:  301-699-8144.   EOE M/F/D/V