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ASA Board Approves Expansion of ASA’s Science Policy Efforts

1 November 2015 No Comment

Seeking statistician to serve as science policy fellow

At its August meeting, the ASA Board of Directors approved a new position to amplify its science policy efforts. The science policy fellow—to serve a one- to two-year fellowship—will work with the ASA director of science policy to raise the profile of statisticians in policymaking and advocate on behalf of the statistics community.

Modeled after fellowship positions at sister societies (e.g., American Astronomical Society, American Chemical Society, Geological Society of America), the fellow will be a statistician based at the ASA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, who will be expected to initiate and lead new advocacy projects in addition to contributing to current efforts.  The fellowship, or “rotator,” model for the new position was chosen because of its potential to increase the number of statisticians experienced in science policy matters. Such fellows of sister science societies often go on to related positions in the Washington, DC, area.

See the call for applications on the ASA website. Questions and interest can be directed to Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson: pierson@amstat.org.

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