The Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) is an interdisciplinary research organization dedicated to the study of early learning and brain development in childhood. The Institute has an opportunity for a Public Information Specialist responsible for ‘translating’ the leading-edge science of I-LABS into usable messages that will help constituents to promote early learning and brain development in children.  

The primary work is development of content for workshops and online courses that will expose trainers, educators, healthcare and other child welfare professionals to cutting-edge research on children’s development. In addition, incumbent may participate in special topic interactive webinars, and assist in the development of print (such as press releases or news articles) and electronic media (such as web sites), written articles, or interviews to communicate breaking scientific information to a broad audience. Finally, this position may work in partnership with groups in the community to provide original materials and feedback on third party materials concerning early learning and the brain. 

The incumbent will possess a Ph.D. in developmental and/or neuroscience-related discipline, and have two-three years experience speaking to/writing for a variety of audiences to communicate scientific material. In addition, expertise in children’s language development, social and emotional development or in developmental neuroscience is highly desired. The ability to synthesize and simplify complex scientific information while maintaining scientific legitimacy and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of environments is required. Experience communicating to non-scientific audiences preferred.

Applications will only be accepted at The position can be located by searching for Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST or Requisition #: 116063. The position will remain open until filled. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

Inquiries may be directed to Sarah Roseberry Lytle, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, Box 357988, Seattle, WA 98195-7988 (