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  • 07 Oct 2016 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) seeks an outstanding individual to establish a new series of White Papers that will shape the discourse in molecular science and engineering and play a key role in communicating the depth and breadth of Imperial’s expertise and insight to key commercial innovators and other stakeholders.   

    This new post is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a recently established and fast growing global institute at Imperial, whose goal is to establish a new collaborative approach to grand challenge problems with a molecular dimension. This approach is based on the integration of innovation in molecular science with engineering of technological solutions. Although there are a growing number of examples where this approach has proven successful, the prevailing culture in research and development is for the loose coupling of research projects performed within well-established disciplines. The shift to a fully integrated innovation cycle requires a significant change in perspective of individual research groups, departments, faculties, funding agencies and commercial sponsors. 

    IMSE is committed not only to stimulating and supporting integrated research but also to making real inroads into technological grand challenges. Collaborating with industry and influencing external stakeholders is crucial to this. These papers are designed to inform funding agencies, policy makers and potential commercial partners of the power of this integrated approach of science and engineering.

    The IMSE White Paper Coordinator will support the planning, writing and dissemination of such White Papers for IMSE. The applicant’s primary focus will be to coordinate the writing of a series of White Papers, and will also involve other aspects of communication to stakeholders as appropriate. The postholder will work closely with academics across the university to craft exceptional papers that meet the interests of our desired audiences. A core part of the role will be to identify and consult key stakeholders and disseminate the papers effectively to reach the desired audience.

    Applicants should have a good undergraduate level or Masters degree, (or equivalent) in a science or engineering subject. Scientific/technical communication at a high level, with experience of communicating scientific concepts to diverse audiences, as well as exposure to working with academics or in an academic environment and of collaborating across disciplines is essential for this role.

    Our preferred method of application is online via the Imperial College London website: go to  (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160352AM.

    Closing Date: 16 October 2016  

  • 27 Sep 2016 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Editorial Community Manager is a key role that works directly with the academic editorial boards of a portfolio of Hindawi journals.  Reporting to the Head of Community Marketing, this role will focus on a range of titles within a broad discipline group. 

    The primary goal of this role will be to develop a close working relationship with members of the academic editorial boards to further develop the journals in the portfolio.  This includes the development and management of the editorial board led Special issue program; communication of key journal developments and achievements; highlighting key published research and creating interesting and engaging content for both internal and external consumption.  The role will develop these relationships through community development, outreach through personal connections and targeted campaigns.  They would also look to establish themselves as the Hindawi knowledge leader in specific scientific disciplines within scholarly publishing.  

    This person will be responsible for developing key areas of engagement including content development, marketing channel development within the assigned discipline(s), and community relationship  development through end-user marketing.

    Key Deliverables

    Community Relationship Development

    Work with the editorial board members to develop a program of editorial board led special issues

    Outreach to gain commitment to develop an agreed number of special issues per journal

    Assist in the development of key special issues including special promotion and marketing activities

    Provide regular reporting on upcoming Special issues and performance of published special issues

    Assist the Head of Community Marketing in developing and executing our Editorial Program strategy 

    Build close relationships with the academic editorial boards to ensure the development of the journal within the assigned portfolio - paying specific attention to article flow and citation performance

    Identify and network with key partners in the research and scientific domain as associated with the Editorial Community’s specific discipline(s) 

    Support Head of Community Marketing in planning and supporting major events as associated with Hindawi and the Editorial Community

    Content Development

    Support the development and creation of marketing and educational content to be used in the outreach and engagement of the academic editorial boards  

    This will include in depth analysis pieces, user guides, video (both marketing and educational/instructional) and a regular blog program of topic pieces

    Create and share editorial community stories internally and externally

    Work with internal team to create community personas for future business development

    Work with Educational Outreach Manager and Compliance Manager on topics related to open access publishing -  topics could include early career publishing, publication ethics, the publishing landscape, collaborative writing tools, etc.

    Contribute content generated from the Editorial board community to Hindawi’s social media channels, marketing microsite and blog by sourcing and drafting stories, quotes, high impact collaborations from the community

    Ensure internal Hindawi team has a connection to external community through internal communications, open sharing and engagement impact reports

    Contribute campaign ideas through community user-discovery to support opt-in email capture


    Educated to degree level in a relevant scientific discipline - preferred Physical Science, Chemistry and Material Science, Medicine, Biology  (PhD preferred)

    Strong understanding and experience of academic research structures

    Experience of article publication from an author perspective a plus.

    Previous experience in a community development role preferred, preferably within the education/publishing industry

    Experience of building and developing relationships within the research and scientific community 

    Experience of working in a start-up and/or tech environment is a plus

    Experience managing multiple projects and campaigns to boost community engagement 

    Experience in writing, with emphasis on creating personas and storytelling

    Desired qualities

    A self-starter that thrives on developing solutions to challenges in a fast moving environment

    Someone who enjoys the start-up environment and is not daunted by building from scratch

    An individual that enjoys a collaborative working environment in a close-knit team

    Independent, creative, proactive thinking is ideal with a keen attention to detail and an ability to prioritise responsibilities

    A Positive, friendly, “get things done” attitude is essential

    Please send CV and covering letter to

  • 27 Sep 2016 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Great Inventions: A strategy to increase engagement with the Liverpool City-region’s museum collections through STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

    This freelance project will cast fresh eyes over our collections and sites to make an assessment of their relevance and significance in relation to STEM subjects and create a picture of the achievements and stories that our collections and sites can tell in relation to STEM subjects – individually and collectively.  Our sites include – The Atkinson, in Southport; Prescot Museum, in Knowsley; Catalyst Science Discovery Centre & Museum, and Norton Priory, in Halton; World of Glass in St Helens; Port Sunlight Village Trust, and the Williamson, Wirral; Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool  


    Fee: £4000 + VAT

    It is envisaged that this will deliver approximately 15 days’ work to be delivered flexibly as required by the demands of the project.

    Contract to start in early January 2017 at the latest and be completed by 31st March 2017

    Applications must be received by noon on 2nd November 2016. 



    The museums, galleries and heritage attractions in Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Halton and the Wirral, are filled with hidden gems and cultural treasures.  We have remarkable collections and historic sites that tell a story of the city-region, going back to the 12th century, to the seismic changes of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.  Our venues give visitors an opportunity to learn about the more personal histories of communities and industries that have formed our region, plus the legacies of major aspects of the industrial revolution – in glass, chemicals, transport industries, medicine and engineering- and its aftermath. 


    The STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths – provide a ‘lens’ through which to look at the whole of our offer from collections, displays and interpretation to learning and public engagement.  It is appropriate to the city-region to focus on this aspect of our remarkable heritage– to look backwards at our scientific, medical, industrial and engineering firsts, the remarkable individuals and stories, as well as looking to the future through learning and engagement.  There is an important opportunity to demonstrate the relevance of our collections and programmes to this agenda, that will hopefully, strengthen our organisational resilience.  There is increasing emphasis on public understanding of science, and academic institutions are under pressure to deliver public engagement with their research, particularly in relation to communication and dialogue about science, technology and engineering.  There is a commitment to strengthening learning and teaching of the STEM subjects; in order to provide career options for young people, but also because they enable individuals to be active citizens in an increasingly technological society; and that STEM subjects open doors, provide options and are vital to the modern age.



    To identify and report on opportunities for:

    ·         Strengthening understanding of our collections;

    ·         Improving interpretation and display of our collections;

    ·         Developing a strengthened, joined up narrative, learning offer and public engagement programmes, including anniversaries, festivals and special events, that explore links between STEM, art, heritage and culture

    ·         Identifying funding initiatives, individually and collectively, through heritage and STEM routes

    ·         Developing partnerships with higher education institutions and public understanding of science/STEM agencies

    ·         Strengthening advocacy for the impact and significance of our offer

    ·         Identifying robust and appropriate evaluation approaches


    To work with the Steering Group and partners developing our work together in order to:

    ·         Strengthen the arts and heritage network, and the Cultural Conversations group as part of the Liverpool City Region. 

    ·         Identify shared stories and themes, drawing out common threads and ideas that may become a springboard for new strands of engagement

    ·         Help inspire and inform discussions about the future direction and activities of the partnership

    ·         Identify opportunities for staff training and volunteer development to increase confidence in relation to STEM subjects

    ·         Identify opportunities for improving the communications, marketing and delivery of our offer in relation to new audiences


    Commission Outputs

    ·         A report with recommendations presented to the Steering Group

    ·         Briefing and facilitated discussion with Steering Group to prioritise next steps

    ·         Report summary that can be used for advocacy and press purposes


    You will be experienced and passionate about:

    ·         Communicating, interpreting and developing engagement with science, technology, engineering or maths, and heritage 

    ·         Working with and inspiring a wide range of external partners and stakeholders

    ·         Identifying strategic and creative opportunities


    You will have excellent skills and experience in research and strategic planning; written and verbal communication with a wide range of audiences; and developing evaluation and advocacy materials


    How to Apply

    Please send or email your CV, plus a covering letter (up to 2 pages) telling us why you are interested in the role, describing your relevant experience and suitability for the role, and when you would be able to start if successful.  You may wish to include web links to relevant projects that you have delivered.  The names and contact details for two referees must be included:


    Please send your applications to: Emma Anderson, Director, The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB;  If you have any queries about this research brief please do not hesitate to contact Emma on 0151 934 2322; 07971 033 275


    Selection process

    We will interview shortlisted candidates on 9th November 2016.  Interviews will be held at one of the LCR arts & heritage venues (to be confirmed).


  • 27 Sep 2016 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an international membership organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the world. ICE is a qualifying body, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge, and a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession worldwide.

    The role

    The post-holder is responsible for supporting ICE’s campaigns and resources to promote civil engineering careers to school and sixth-form students across the UK.


    The role involves maintaining and developing resources and activities for schools, supporting and enthusing a network of ICE ambassadors in conjunction with ICE’s regional teams, coordinating ICE’s contributions to national ‘STEM’ events and campaigns (particularly under the Tomorrow’s Engineers umbrella), and liaising with colleagues in other Professional Engineering Institutions on careers guidance.


    It is a varied and interesting role with plenty of scope for creativity and initiative. The ideal person will enthuse young people and volunteers alike.


    Duties and responsibilities


    §  Recruiting, supporting and enthusing a network of STEM ambassadors – both individuals and organisations - working with ICE’s regional teams and marketing specialists.

    §  Commissioning and organising education and careers materials, presentations and activities for our ambassador network.

    §  Liaising with ICE’s ‘STEM’ partners on joint education and careers initiatives.

    §  Coordinating ICE’s contributions to national ‘STEM’ events and media campaigns (particularly under the Tomorrow’s Engineers umbrella).

    §  Managing the development and delivery of the Civil Engineering Hub at the national Big Bang Fair, with support from the ICE marketing specialists.

    §  Responding to enquiries from students, parents, members and staff relating to education and careers, including applications to university and for apprenticeships

    §  Working with the ICE Digital team education content for the ICE website and social media channels.

    §  Reporting on ICE activity across the UK, briefing ICE regions, and travel within the UK as required.

    §  Training and briefing other members of staff on education and careers matters as appropriate.

    §  Promoting diversity in engineering in line with ICE’s Fairness, Inclusion and Respect agenda.


    What are we looking for?


    §  Graduate or equivalent

    §  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

    §  Excellent interpersonal skills, with an affinity for young people

    §  Ability to communicate to range of audiences including students, teachers, volunteers, employers, other STEM organisations and ICE Regional Support Teams

    §  Ability to work independently and take initiative to deal with problems and unforeseen circumstances

    §  Good IT skills

    §  Knowledge of the UK education system is desirable.

    §  Experience of developing promotional or educational resources is desirable.

    §  Excellent organisational skills


    ICE Group benefits include:


    §  25 days annual leave (pro rata)

    §  Up to eight per cent of salary contributed to a personal pension scheme

    §  24 hour employee support line

    §  Death in service benefit equivalent to one year’s salary

    §  Childcare vouchers

    §  Interest free season ticket loan

    §  Cycle to work scheme

    §  Big Gym membership savings with the Gymflex scheme


    To apply please visit /



  • 27 Sep 2016 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    REPORTING TO:  Head of Cultural Development

    RESPONSIBLE FOR: Project Officers as required

    BASED:  British Science Association, Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HD.

    TERMS:  Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent. Requests for part-time or flexible working will be considered

    SALARY: £28,000 - £33,000 per annum

    Do you believe science isn’t just for scientists? Do you think that cross-cultural partnerships can help science to become a fundamental part of society?

    The British Science Association is looking to recruit a Cultural Partnerships Manager to help us engage professional communities to support our vision. Details of our vision can be found here.

    The British Science Association is aiming to facilitate serious and accessible discussions and debates on science’s role in society. You will work with senior leaders in the Association to develop programmes and activities that engage stakeholders and professional communities.

    The role will include leading our current programmes such as our work supporting science communicators, our longstanding Media Fellowships scheme and developing links with new professional communities.

    You will work with colleagues from across the organisation, as well as our stakeholders and broader community, to develop and advocate distinctive positions on science and cultural policy issues as they arise.

    We expect that the successful candidate will use their entrepreneurial approach to develop our current platform of activities and identify new opportunities for the BSA through networking and meeting potential new partners. This role would suit someone that enjoys curating new partnerships and events, and has the ability to identify potential funders or earned income markets to support new projects.

    The successful candidate will be driven by delivering high impact activities and developing our communities to include new professional networks. We are ideally looking for a candidate with at least 2-3 years’ experience of working in the media, cultural organisations, policy, science communication or with professional communities, who is looking for a new challenge.

    Full job description (pdf)

    Terms and conditions

    From time to time the job entails working extended hours and occasional weekends, for which no overtime payments are made. However, the Association does operate a time off in lieu policy. The Association offers a number of benefits to employees who complete three months’ service and probationary period, including a contributory pension scheme and an interest free season ticket or bicycle loan scheme. All employees are eligible to have death in service insurance from day one of service.

    The British Science Association is an equal opportunities employer and an organisation committed to diversity. The British Science Association is committed to the fair and equal treatment of potential and existing employees irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital status or any other unlawful discrimination factor including ex-offending background.

    Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to bring along proof of nationality and/or proof of ability to work in the UK. You will also be asked to declare any previous convictions in line with your rights under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

    This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. It is the practice of the Association to examine job descriptions from time to time and to update them to ensure they relate to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are reasonably required, in discussion with the postholder.

    To apply

    Please send your CV (maximum two pages) and a covering letter (one page) that summarises your interest in this post. Please provide evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the Person Specification and send it to:

    The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 7 October 2016

    Interviews for this post will be held on the Wednesday 12 October 2016; you will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether or not you have been selected for interview.

    If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Jon Fitzmaurice, Head of Cultural Development:

  • 09 Sep 2016 7:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • ·         To develop, maintain and support GSCs core business systems, including ticketing, finance, company intranet, other internal applications and associated databases.
    • ·         To be the technical lead for the GSCs website and assist in its future development.
    • ·         To lead the ongoing development of SharePoint Online Intranet.
    • ·         To assist in the development of GSCs central Customer Relationship Management tool.
    • ·         To provide technical input into the development, implementation and support of software solutions for GSCs customer experience/exhibitions working with external contractors when required.
    • ·         To create and maintain documentation of design, operation and troubleshooting of technology platforms and procedures.
    • ·         Development experience within a similar role.
    • ·         Experience in Microsoft SQL server configuration management.
    • ·         Strong development skills (with ability to demonstrate examples), and experience in any or all of the following technologies: Web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) NodeJS, PHP, Ruby, C#/Java.
    • ·         A high degree of commitment to GSC’s science mission.
    • ·         Flexible to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required.
    • ·         A passion for excellence, creativity and innovation.
    • ·         A willingness to work hard often under pressure.

    To apply, please send a completed application form to by Friday 23rd September 2016.

    Application form and Full job description is available to download from the GSC website.

  • 02 Sep 2016 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Role

    The Events Manager will work closely with the Festival Director to develop & deliver a vibrant and creative programme to engage the public in all aspects of science; the post holder has key responsibility for the management and delivery of the festival events.

    Job description

    1.      To work with the Festival Director to manage the festival programme, and to be the lead facilitator for most events. As the Festival is built on a collaborative model, this includes liaising with a wide network of partners (for example universities, research institutions, companies, local government organisations, museums and schools).

    2.      To contribute to the day-to-day running of OSF (Oxfordshire Science Festival) charity. As OSF is a small organisation, the role will require versatility and adaptability. For example, the appointee will be involved in the implementation of the communications plan, as well as in providing administrative support to the Charity.

    3.      To assist the Festival Director in the development of the programme and the fundraising.

    4.      To recruit and train volunteers, as well as supporting the Festival Director in the day-to-day management of any casual staff.

    Applications close on Wednesday 7 September at 4PM. 
    Interviews will be held in Science Oxford's office (Oxford Centre For Innovation, New Road, Oxford OX1 1BY) on Tuesday 13 September 2016. 
    Please send your application (CV + cover letter) to:

    More info: 

  • 02 Sep 2016 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) in the fast paced role of Science Press Officer and use both your scientific knowledge and your media expertise to take the lead on increasing awareness of ARUK in regional and national media. Keeping up to date with cutting edge research, you will be responsible for preparing and promoting press releases relating to research as well as coordinating reactive press comments in response to breaking news stories. You’ll also support the Fundraising Directorate in communicating creatively and engagingly about ARUK’s research portfolio to the charity’s supporters.

    Main tasks of role:

    Prepare write, issue and promote press releases relating to research.

    Coordinate reactive press comments in response to breaking news stories often at short notice, including producing internal briefs for spokespeople, obtaining sign-offs and accompanying to interviews.

    Develop effective working relationships with relevant members of the media; responding promptly to queries, including occasional out-of-hours queries.

    Find and cultivate appropriate spokespeople: scientists, medical professionals and ARUK staff.

    Explore press opportunities around ARUK’s major strategic initiatives and events.

    Lead on the production of engaging and accessible project summaries and progress reports.

    Act as a point of contact for the Fundraising department to develop case studies, project examples, success stories and research updates for use in public-facing communications.

    Ensure the delivery of regular internal staff Q&A sessions about research topics.

    Support in the development of engaging materials around our major strategic research initiatives.

    Make regular contributions to the ARUK blog.

    Speak about research at events and represent ARUK in the community.

    We are looking for:

    A degree in life sciences.

    Experience of working with national and consumer media on research stories.

    Experience of working with the media on sensitive and high profile health topics.

    Experience of translating scientific work for the public.

    Experience of delivering projects involving multiple stakeholders.

    Excellent journalistic skills and news sense – the ability to spot a good story within complex science.

    A sharp eye for detail and an ability to produce high quality, accurate copy to tight deadlines.

    An ability to distil detailed scientific work into accurate yet engaging copy for journalists or the public.

    Willingness and ability to travel independently in the UK occasionally and work outside of regular office hours when needed.

    If you want to be part of a team that is responsible for raising awareness of dementia and the progress that can be made through research, download the full job description and apply!

    Interviews will be held on Monday 3 October 2016.

  • 25 Aug 2016 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for a Communications Officer to join the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), based at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford. IDDO is a new research organisation that brings together members of the global infectious disease community to collaborate in the generation and analysis of data to improve patient outcomes. This is a new role designed to secure engagement from a range of stakeholders across the health, research and humanitarian communities. 

    Find out more and apply by noon on 1 September at  

  • 24 Aug 2016 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    1. To proactively search for story ideas and conduct interviews to research, write, and edit press releases and other content

    2. To coordinate story approval and publication while working with faculty members, research administrators, and staff members of the university (particularly in the University Headquarters’ Public Relations Group) to meet deadlines and to ensure accuracy

    3. To publish or promote research accomplishments via all appropriate platforms, including online portal websites (such as EurekAlert or AlphaGalileo), social media, or contacting individual journalists

    4. To assist with media events and general public relations activities as needed

    5. To contribute to internationalization of the office


    1. Degree in science communications or journalism or science required

    2. Some hands-on science writing experience required

    3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English necessary, proficiency in Japanese is an advantage

    4. Must know the components of a good story and be able to apply them to technical material

    5. The ability to coordinate activities, both within and outside of HU, in order to carry out assignments

    6. Experience working with scientists and other technical people is desirable

    7. Proficiency in the use of MS Office applications skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) a must

    8. Photography, videography, blogging and podcasting experience appreciated


    Initial six-month contract with the strong likelihood of extension to a total of 12 months, based on the Fellow’s performance and mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Research Planning Office

    Starting Date:

    January 2017 (exact date is negotiable)

    Working Hours:

    Weekdays from 8:30 to 17:15 (with one hour lunch break from noon)

    Compensation and Benefits:

    1. Monthly salary is 210,000 Japanese Yen. (Items such as residence tax and annual pension may be deducted depending on individual circumstances)

    2. HU will sign a lease for a studio apartment near the university with all utilities (heating/cooling, electricity, water, the Internet) and basic furnishings. The Fellow will be required to pay monthly rent of approximately 48,000-55,000 yen.

    3. Roundtrip airfare between the Fellow’s hometown and Hiroshima, based on university restrictions. (Economy tickets only. You must purchase the ticket yourself and will be reimbursed upon your arrival.)

    4. Annual paid leave (pro-rated from 20 days per 12 months for full-time employees) and health insurance.

    5. The Research Planning Office will assist the Fellow with visa application paperwork, including providing a Certificate of Eligibility which is required to submit to the Fellow’s local Japanese consulate/embassy. Upon your arrival in Higashi-Hiroshima, your colleagues will assist you to open a bank account and submit official paperwork to City Hall.

    Apply for the Fellowship online:

    1. Applications will be accepted only from the following form:


    Please fill in the blanks on the form.

    2. Please also upload your two work samples (articles, videos, etc., preferably published) onto the above form.

    Application Due Date:

    Noon on Monday, September 26, 2016 (Japan time)


    After careful consideration of applications, a shortlist of candidates will be invited for interviews. We anticipate contacting shortlisted candidates in October, 2016.

    *HU is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.

    *Application documents will not be returned.

    *Please note that we will not respond to any inquiries about the selection results.

    *Information provided by applicants will be kept confidential.

    *Further details about the Institution can be viewed on our website.


    For more information about this program, contact:

    Research Planning Office, Hiroshima University

    pr-research* (Please replace * with @ before using this email address.)

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