Seeking motivated individuals willing to take on a side project.

All requirements are optional/negotiable for highly motivated individuals. Learning on the job is acceptable and expected!¬†Even if you don’t feel like you meet the requirements, but simply like the sound of the position, reach out!

Email scott@advancingscientists.com


Writer/editor

Who

  • A talented communicator trained as a scientist. 
  • Ability to flex writing style to meet the needs of general and/or highly technical audiences.
  • Experience with blogging and search engine optimization. 
  • Willingness to take direction, act with initiative, and collaborate closely. 

What

  • Write articles, blog posts, and website copy about scientist career development.
  • Develop a writing style for independent projects with unique audiences.
  • Opportunity to shape an exciting young venture.

Illustrator/graphic artist/animator

Who

  • A passionate collaborator with the willingness to learn.
  • Flexibility to switch between assignments and subject matter frequently.
  • Initiative to interpret tasks liberally and expectation of iteration.
  • Entrepreneurial drive and willingness to accumulate equity.
  • Good understanding of the natural sciences is preferred.
  • Experience with publishing on YouTube is a plus.

What

  • Create engaging illustrations and videos that bring scientific concepts to life for both general and highly technical audiences.
  • Develop an aesthetic vision and style for multiple independent projects with unique audiences.
  • Opportunity to shape an exciting young venture.
  • Contribute both technically and strategically.

Data scientist/data engineer/developer

Who

  • Python coder with willingness to learn whatever tools are required to get the job done.
  • Comfortable in the AWS ecosystem.
  • Excellent collaborator with GitHub familiarity.
  • Entrepreneurial drive to build things and willingness to accumulate equity.
  • Good understanding of the natural sciences and of the practices of scientific publication is preferred.

What

  • Build a set of data science-powered products and tools that will help match scientists with the best opportunities.
  • Contribute to a series of courses, tutorials, and articles about data science for trained natural scientists.
  • Opportunity to shape an exciting young venture.
  • Contribute both technically and strategically.

Video game designer

Who

  • Someone who enjoys gaming (ranging from sophisticated Xbox games to relatively simple phone apps). 
  • Competent coder in at least one programming language. 
  • Basic understanding of Unity and/or Unreal Engine (or wants to learn).
  • Aesthetically oriented and attentive to detail.
  • Entrepreneurial drive to build things and willingness to accumulate equity.
  • Good understanding of the natural sciences is preferred.

What

  • Build video games where scientists are the stars.
  • Opportunity to shape an exciting young venture.
  • Contribute both technically and strategically.