Union of Concerned Scientists

2 Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
February 05, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Lead, Scientists & Analysts Group


Lead, Scientists and Analysts Group

Executive Department
Cambridge, MA Office


You’re a scientist. You’ve had wonderfully supportive work environments that helped you perform effectively, and you know exactly what made them so great. Maybe you’ve had some not-so-great work environments, too—and you know exactly what you would have done to improve them. Join the Union of Concerned Scientists and use those experiences to help ensure your fellow scientists have the training and tools they need to be effective. If you’re committed to equity and inclusion in research, enthusiastic about enhancing the ability of 60+ busy researchers to do science and analysis in support of a healthier planet and safer world, and you have superb research, outreach, communication, and project management skills, UCS invites you to apply.This unique position is based at UCS’s office in Cambridge, MA. to apply.


This position requires an advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) in the physical, natural or social sciences, 5-7 years of experience in managing and supporting scientists, and a track record of effective research and research support, preferably in fields related to UCS priorities.

The position also requires excellent outreach, communication, and project management skills, and an ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and teams that support and advance project goals.

Training or experience in incorporating racial and other equity considerations in research and/or outreach is highly desirable.

Successful applicants will also have keen analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

Expertise in Microsoft Office suite, experience with budget and contract management and supervisory experience are highly desirable.

May spend extended periods at a computer. Travel to other UCS offices and/or scientific society meetings and events expected on a roughly quarterly basis.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

How To Apply:

To Apply: Please upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a writing sample to https://www.workable.com/j/25F1484A03. Please include salary requirements in the cover letter. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.

Apply by:
February 24, 2019
About this Organization:
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 500,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our members understand that scientific analysis—not political calculations or corporate hype—should guide our efforts to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

Our experts work on some of the most complex and daunting problems in our history: stemming the tide of global warming, finding sustainable ways to feed, power and transport ourselves, and reducing the threat of catastrophic war. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.