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Jobs at UCS

Join our team of experts and advocates to help create a better, safer world.

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Join our team of experts and advocates to help create a better, safer world.

Available positions

Click the headers to see available opportunities in that department or program.

Applying for a position

All applications are screened by real people, not by algorithms. Cover letters may be addressed to “Search Committee.” Please include your salary range expectations. You will only be contacted if we desire an interview. Postings will be taken down once the interview process starts. Please, no phone calls.

Equal opportunity

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking candidates who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Pay equity

UCS's commitment to equity extends to pay equity. We support this commitment by maintaining a formal, written pay structure and making pay decisions based on rigorous analysis and unbiased job-related criteria. Our compensation structure establishes pay opportunity based on objective factors such as external survey data, required education and experience and we regularly review this structure as a best practice.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package geared towards a productive work/life balance. Our benefits include:

  • excellent health care and dental coverage
  • ample vacation, holiday, and sick time
  • competitive retirement plans with generous employer contribution
  • and a lot more

See a full list of benefits (PDF).

Our culture

People are at the heart of the Union of Concerned Scientists. We value our staff and our mission of science-based action for the public good. We hire people who are smart and determined to make a difference. We are rewarded by knowing that our analysis and advocacy contributes to a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

With our shared goals and vision of a safer and better world, we hail from all walks of life and speak many languages, reflecting the diverse audiences that we serve. We strive to maintain an open culture where everyone contributes and feels comfortable sharing ideas and opinions. We support our staff with equitable and transparent salaries, training, sit/stand desks, world class benefits, and a culture that emphasizes work/life balance. We want UCS to be a place where you can bring your whole self to work—our goal is a workplace where diversity is valued, supported, and welcomed.


The UCS Science Fellows Program brings early-career to senior-level scientists and scholars to UCS to work on innovative and forward-looking projects. Fellows explore emerging, potentially high-risk issues or scalable ideas that are primarily scientific, technical, or analytic in nature. Learn more here.