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Public Inventor for Clean Water Projects

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Public Invention


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Published 10 days ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Public Invention is trying to help solve the global clean water problem. Part of this problem revolves around difficulty testing for safe drinking water sources. We are trying to make those tests faster and easier to perform in the field and rely on passionate Public Inventors to make this goal a reality. Public Invention is looking for volunteers to support two related projects: 1) Project #41: Rapid E. coli Detector and 2) Project #51: Moonrat: A Portable Incubator. Ideal candidates will need to be comfortable developing a biological understanding of global water quality issues and an interest in scientific communication. Candidates should also be passionate about humanitarian service and be able to dedicate approx. 4 hours per week to supporting the efforts of Public Invention.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of or interest in biological concepts as they apply to human health, particularly around water quality analysis and microbiology (required)
  • Experience or interest in drafting strategic communications targeting a diverse audience through social media posts, promotional materials, websites, and email correspondence (required)
  • Self-motivated to drive tasks forward and seek guidance when necessary (required)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (required)
  • Current college student or recent graduate (preferred)

Responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts to create instructional documents, website content, social media posts, emails, and other forms of engaging media
  • Support market analyses of relevant water quality researchers and institutions
  • Perform a scientific literature review of existing research around water quality analysis
  • Work as part of a team and attend weekly team project meetings

Time Investment: 4-6 hours per week (negotiable)

If interested, please submit your resume and a statement of interest to read.robert@pubinv.org.

Public Invention is trying to help solve the global clean water problem. Part of this problem revolves around difficulty testing for safe drinking water sources. We are trying to make those tests faster and easier to perform in the field and…

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