Science Policy Careers

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What is science policy work?

Science policy work is about the impact that science has on society.

Dr. Keith Yamamoto, the vice chancellor for science policy and strategy at UCSF, describes science policy work as “any pronouncement…on science education, practice, ethics, communication, application, or social impact.” Those that work in science policy are liaisons between policymakers and scientists, according to The American Chemical Society (ACS). Learn more about the science policy landscape and what science policy work looks like from American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Policy Fellow Geoffrey Hunt. Get some perspectives on why science policy work is important from the NIH. Understand one application of science policy: science funding. Keep up on the latest science policy news from The Guardian.

Learn from UCSF alums working in this field with Science Policy - The Fundamentals.

Science Policy programs
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