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Want to join the AsapSCIENCE team?

We’re an educational channel on YouTube (http://youtube.com/AsapSCIENCEthat creates weekly science videos which are fun, engaging, and relatable  - and we’re looking for a skilled researcher/writer to join our team!

THE JOB DESCRIPTION:

We’re looking for a science enthusiast who loves researching, writing, and making science accessible for the masses! Be sure to watch a few of our videos to get a sense of our style. The main responsibilities of the position will be to:

1) Take part in creative briefings/brainstorming sessions for topics - we’re looking for somebody with outside of the box thinking here. Yes, we cover basic biological phenomena, but we also love putting a spin on a simple question.

2) Research - you would be responsible for full scope research on topics. This ranges from using the web, using peer reviewed scientific journals (sites like PubMed), and reading reputable science books.

3) Writing - not looking for a fancy or frilly writer (though it never hurts to have great writing skills!). Ultimately, we want somebody who can take complex science information - or multiple concepts to create a single, fun idea - and strip it down for people who know very little about science. Knowing when to keep information, and when to let it go is essential.

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

1. You have to LOVE SCIENCE!
2. Degree in Science (Biology related fields are a plus!)
3. Deep understanding of how to research and find legitimate, peer-reviewed sources.
4. Writing skills - concise and playful is ideal! We’re a bit tongue-in-cheek at times.
5. Ability to work independently
6. Ability to communicate effectively in a small team

HOW TO APPLY:

Send the following information to AsapSCIENCEjobs [at] gmail [dot] com:

1. Your resume (Please include your age and city)
2. A short summary (1 paragraph) of why you’re perfect for the job
3. Create/outline a unique idea for an AsapSCIENCE episode that you could see yourself writing. No need to fully write the episode, but a high level overview of what the topic is, how the episode would flow, and what you would title the video is sufficient! We’re looking for creative thinkers here - not necessarily just pulling from simple biological phenomena (though, if you’ve got a great idea that is simple and think would really connect with our audience, by all means!).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 5, 2014

We are located in Toronto, Canada - being local is definitely a plus, but if you really wow us, we’re open to working remotely! Also, if you know someone who’s perfect for this position, make sure you pass this on to them. 

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  • Students:

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  • teacher:

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  • students:

    $1

  • teacher:

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  • students:

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  • students:

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  • teacher:

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Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

How does one find internships? Unfortunately, many of my peers are having trouble finding science-related internships, mainly ones relating to lab work, and I myself don't know where to start.

ucresearch:

sciencesoup:

Google is your friend. Get intimate with it. There are a lot of databases/lists of internships floating around, but you usually have to dig a bit to find them.

Here’s an incomplete list of ones I’ve personally taken note of. Most are in the US or the UK, and they’re mostly available to international students. There are MANY more programs open to US and EU citizens; you guys have a lot more options.

LISTS of STEM internships/programs in all fields:

Specific STEM fields:

Astronomy and Physics

Environmental Science

Australian Programs

LISTS of Science Writing Internships:

Specific Science Writing Internships

Basically, do your research, because this is a hugely incomplete list, but hopefully this gets you started.

Spread this around! My extensive Googling skills have to be good for something.

This is a great list of resources and we wanted to add the list of research opportunities available across the University of California system (although there are a few listed above.)

*Research opportunities cover both STEM fields as well as the social sciences and humanities:

Another way to go about it would be to identify research topics that interest you and then find faculty members at a university who are conducting research in those areas. After familiarizing yourself a bit with their work, send them an email or schedule a meeting to learn more about what they do.  They may be able to offer you more specific guidance in your field of interest or have research projects that you could potentially work on.

Or there may be more informal ways to gain research experience. You may be able to work under the guidance of a faculty member, even if the professor is not an official research program mentor. Some professors may be willing to supervise an independent research project.

I’m saving this for later! Ok, a lot later. AT LEAST four years. Yeah. Ok…

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