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Jim Austin

  • Editor, Science Careers
  • AAAS/Science Magazine
  • 13Followers
  • 9Following


Jim Austin earned a PhD in condensed matter physics from the University of North Carolina, with a focus on the dynamics of point defects in solids. He worked for several years as a researcher, then orchestrated a transition to science writing and editing. During the transition he created the now-defunct online magazine The Post-Careerist and served as science editor for the pioneering Web publication (also no longer with us). He has been employed by AAAS/Science for almost 9 years in various editorial capacities. He became the editor of Science Careers in 2005.

Professional experience

Editor, Science Careers

AAAS/Science Magazine

October 2005 - Present


PhD Physics

University of North Carolina

August 1992 - Present

M.S. Physics

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

August 1989 - Present

B.A. Physics

Swarthmore College

December 1986 - Present

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