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HOPES is hiring! Apply now!

The Huntington’s Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford (HOPES) is an educational service project working to build a web resource on Huntington’s disease (HD).  Our mission is to make scientific information about HD more readily accessible to patients, their families, and the general public. We are currently hiring student researchers (writers), graphic designers, and web developers for the 2013-2014 school year. You must be a current Stanford undergraduate to apply.

Student researcher positions:

As a researcher, you will be responsible for researching a specific HD-related topic, writing articles based on your research, and planning the graphics to go along with your article. You are also expected to play a big role in the editorial process for both your own work and the work of other group members. Applicants should have a strong background in biology, human biology, or anthropological sciences, including a good working knowledge of genetics. Strong writing, editing, and communication skills are also necessary.

Graphic designer positions:

Graphic designers work on the most popular parts of the site including illustrated books, articles and interactive tutorials. Responsibilities include collaborating with researchers to visually enhance the educational text, creating interactive tutorials, and brainstorming new projects for the HOPES website. Although not required, college-level biology background is a strong asset. Other skills we are looking for include: experience with Adobe Photoshop or another graphics editing program, Illustrator, Flash, vector or 3D graphics, digital video editing, and web design.

Web developer positions:

We are hiring a web designer to improve our WordPress site. This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in web design to learn and improve as a web designer, and develop a competitive portfolio. Experience preferred, but not necessary.


Units or pay (units through Anthropology or HumBio; starting salary of $15 per hour)


Full time or part-time during the summer and part-time throughout the school year. During the school year, weekly hours are flexible and most work is independent, but you must be able to average 6-10 hours of work per week.  There will also be group workshops, outreach events, and weekly meetings, all of which will be scheduled according to the availability of the team.

Faculty Coordinator:

Prof. Bill Durham


Applications for all positions are due on Sunday, October 20 by noon. Please send a current resume, letter of application, and unofficial transcript to HOPES Project Leader Ravali Reddy (ravreddy@stanford.edu). The letter should include a candid discussion of your qualifications for the position, your other time commitments, your leadership skills, and your reasons for interest in the position.

Student researchers: Please attach two writing samples, science-related and/or research-based in nature.

Graphic designers: Please send in 3 recent design samples with a brief description about each (tools used, time spent, purpose/client, etc).

Web developers: Please send links to any web-design work you may have done.