Here’s a possibly fun (though certainly not easy) job related to nanotechnology that doesn’t require you to be highly technical. It’s more on the managerial/policy side:
CENTER FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY
AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) seeks a Program Manager to organize and coordinate activities, programs, and projects for the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at Arizona State University and provide staff support to the Center’s Director. Will work independently to achieve objectives outlined by the Director. Duties include: Serving as a liaison between the Center and the university and external community to facilitate program objectives and to provide information; coordinating and conducting grant and other fundraising activities; conducting research and analysis; writing reports, proposals, letters and other communications; managing the daily operations of the office, including but not limited to; scheduling people, facilities, and services for CNS activities, purchasing, project management, ordering and maintaining office equipment, and hiring and supervising staff and students; managing CNS budget; developing and organizing events of varying size and complexity; managing information flow within the office; developing and maintaining CNS web site; developing and managing CNS media outreach strategy; managing selected CNS projects. Includes some travel. See www.asu.edu/asujobs Job Opportunity # 11479.
I’ve visited the group and they are smart folks. You must be tolerant of social science to work there — preferably, enthusiastic. Plus, it’s very hot in the summer there. But, you’d be near the very cool ASU Biodesign Institute, and the Center for Nanotechnology in Society collaborates with them. Why not give it a try? Deadline is August 3. —Christine