Postdoc and Grad Student Lunch & Learn: Careers in Science Communication and Outreach
Jory Weintraub, PhD, is the Science Communication Program Director and a Senior Lecturing Fellow with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. In this position, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in science communication and runs science communication workshops for Duke faculty and postdocs. Prior to this, he served for over 10 years as the Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at NESCent (The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center), where he developed and ran programs in evolution education/outreach for K-12 students and teachers, undergraduates, and the general public. Before coming to NESCent, Jory taught undergraduate biology courses at UNC-Chapel Hill and ran science outreach programs for underrepresented minority students.
Jory received his BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from The University of California at San Diego, and his PhD in Immunology from UNC-Chapel Hill. After completing his graduate studies, he completed an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in STEM Education. His work focuses on minority outreach, science communication/education/outreach, and faculty development.
Jory will talk about what the field of science communication/outreach is like and types of jobs that are typically available. He will also give tips on applying for these types of jobs, and give postdocs advice on how to build their resumes and get their foot in the door for science/communication/outreach positions.