Job offer: Digital Communications Manager

descarga (1)Rothamsted Research (Harpenden) is looking for a Digital Communications Manager within the communications team.  Closing date is 17 July 2017; interviews are 27-28 July; salary is between £29,842 – £37,890 dependent on experience; details (including “Job Description and Person Spec” and online application) can be found here.

It is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled individual to support the institute’s digital communications plans under the direction of the Head of Communications at Rothamsted Research. Operating within a team, the successful candidate will deliver effective online communication across internal and external stakeholder groups, will help to ensure that the institute website is a visually and editorially engaging parallel of the institute itself and provide support for various web-based projects throughout the organisation. Read More

HEIRRI at “Connecting higher education” conference in London

kick off heirri pequeOn June 27th and 28th, the HEIRRI project will be presented at the conference “Connecting Higher Education: International perspectives on research-based education” celebrated in London and organised by University College London (UCL). HEIRRI will be part on the symposium “(Re)Orienting research-based education towards a responsible research and innovation perspective”, moderated by Catherine O’Mahony and with the presentations from Melanie Smallman (RRI Tools project), Valentina Tassone (EnRRICH project) and the HEIRRI project manager, Núria Saladié.
Representing the HEIRRI project, Núria Saladié will present the recent advancements on the developing of teaching materials. The session will be split in two halves, one being the presentations of projects and the other being a dynamic part of discussion.

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International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Actors and Implementation

BarcelonaThe GUNi International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Actors and Implementation, to be held on the 18th and 19t September 2017 in Barcelona.
This Conference aims to provide intellectual guidance and scientific evidences to the challenges of SDGs, with a humanist and critical thinking approach, promoting research and education to build a fair global community and more sustainable societies. It will count on more than 30 speakers, from around 20 countries, that will exchange knowledge, ideas, experiences and expectations around the challenges involved with the SDGs.

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Job offer: enterprising reporter to cover NASA and space science

nasa-874480_960_720The Houston Chronicle, one of the largest newspapers in the U.S., is looking for an enterprising reporter to cover NASA and space science. Houston has a five-decade history with space exploration and the legendary Johnson Space Center headquarters.

Further, Houston and Texas will play a big part of space exploration and research in the 21st century – with a licensed spaceport in the works and Elon Musk’s Space X initiative setting roots in the Lone Star State. Houstonians have a deep interest in space science, technology and space exploration. The city is a diverse, international metropolitan area anchored by some of the world’s largest energy companies, celebrated health institutions, fast-growing technology sector and the nation’s second-largest port. Read More

The HEIRRI project meets in Vienna

16903186_1124338051024941_2624431755755833969_oThe European project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation), coordinated by Gema Revuelta, director of the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society (SCS-UPF), from the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS-UPF), meets on 22 and 23 of June in Vienna. The meeting is hosted by the HEIRRI partner Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS).

This meeting will be a key moment to discuss important issues for the HEIRRI project, such as the Internationalisation Call for Scholarships, the teaching materials following the training programmes, and the coming pilots. Other issues that will be discussed are the Exploitation potential of the project or the partnership with museums, together with the communication actions of HEIRRI and the boosting of the Forum Online. Read More

Job offer: Mathematics Content Writer

foto mateNagwa, an education technology startup aiming to help students around the globe, is looking for a writer of excellent mathematics content to kick start the Spanish language section of their digital education platforms. A significant component of the job will be translating (from English), editing, and reviewing Spanish educational content aimed at mathematics students and teachers. Alongside these responsibilities, you will be using your expertise to help guide the rollout of our website and applications in Spanish speaking countries.

Here you can find more information about the offer. Read More

Job offer: research management support in Science Communication projects

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, is looking for a Research Associate (m/f) in Project Management Science Communication, German TV-L pay scale up to level EG 13 depending on qualifications, fixed-term contract until project completion or until 31st August 2019 at the latest, part-time with 30 % of the average weekly hours of a full time employee. Applications by 14th June 2017 to the HR department.

Rhine-Waal is Germany’s first fully international university. All of the degree programmes in our faculty are in English. 80% of our students are international. This diversity also guides our approach in research and teaching: being comparative about the different systems of science, media, policy, etc Read More

Job offer: The Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) is looking for a communications manager

IBEThe Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) is looking for a professional profile with experience and in-depth knowledge of scientific communication skills to led the IBE communication and outreach unit. IBE is a joint Institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). IBE research is focused on the processes and mechanisms that generate biodiversity and on understanding the genetic basis of evolution.

They offer a one year contract, with the possibility of extension subject to availability of funds. Starting date: 1st July 2017, but this is flexible.  Deadline: 20th June 2017 . Read More

Job Offer: IRB Barcelona seeks a Public Engagement and Education Officer

110715-irbIRB Barcelona seeks a Public Engagement and Education Officer to develop and deliver scientific education and outreach programmes and activities based on the research conducted at the Institute. The post-holder will join the Office of Communications and External Relations, whose mandate includes promoting public awareness of biomedical research and its impact on society, and developing and contributing to effective education programmes to ensure the next generation of talented researchers in the biomedical sciences.

The successful candidate will be employed under a fixed – term contract to cover a maternity leave. Deadline for applications: 14/06/2017 Read More

Call for Entries: 2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

The Kavli Foundation is accepting entries in the 2017 competition for the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. The deadline is Aug. 1, 2017. Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year, July 16, 2016 to July 15, 2017. Entries from journalists worldwide in all categories are accepted. Nearly 40 percent of our winners in 2015 and 2016 were international entries.

There are two awards in each category: a Gold award ($5,000) and a Silver award ($3,500). The categories are large newspaper, small newspaper, magazine, television spot news/feature, television in-depth feature, audio (radio or podcast), online and children’s science news.  Read More