Postdoctoral Scholars

California Council on Science & Technology: Science & Technology Policy Fellows

Every year, California decisionmakers must make critical decisions on a number of complex and dynamic issues, such as the state’s water supply, energy grid, and public health. To help address such issues, the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program recruits and trains a cohort of fifteen PhD scientists and engineers to spend one year working in Sacramento, CA, with the California State Legislature and Executive Branch.

Fellows will have a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of policymaking in the state of California. Fellows will evaluate complex scientific issues and interpret data while tackling the responsibilities of full-time staffers.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Policy Fellows program, candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Degree:  PhD or equivalent needed by Sept. 15, 2024
  • Residency:  US citizen or suitable immigration status

Award amount: Base salary is $66,560.  CCST offers paid-time off, health, dental, and vision benefits, and reimbursements for approved professional development and travel expenditures. In addition, CCST will reimburse up to $4,000 in relocation costs for moves over 50 miles.

Where: Sacramento, CA

When: 1 year

Applications Due: Register in January and submit application March 1 (annually)