Job offer: Assistant director for strategic communication at Wisconsin University

descarga (1)The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a place for an assistant director for strategic communications.

The candidate will be requested to:

  • Direct the staff and operations of the Office for Strategic Communications in the Nelson Institute.
  • Control Nelson Institute’s communication platforms: web sites, social media, print media, etc.
  • Work as link with different communication units and committees at the University.
  • Help prepare public remarks, presentations, magazine columns, etc.

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Now available: Programme and registration for Campus Gutenberg 2017!

Campus-Gutemberg-17The programme and registration form for the Campus Gutenberg 2017 on Scientific Communication and Culture are now available. This year, we are celebrating the 7th edition of this event with a programme filled with different kind of activities that will fulfil all your expectations. The event will be attended by experienced professionals, who will share their knowledge and experience in round-table discussions, a laboratory of ideas, mini-talks and many other activities related to scientific dissemination.

We would like to remind you that all talks and discussions will be in Spanish.

This year, the Campus will take place on September 18 and 19 in Barcelona and will be hosted by the UPF Barcelona School of Management. We really encourage you to participate. You can register for free using this registration form. Read More

Job offer: Postdoc in Climate Change Communication Research

earth-216834_960_720The Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join their climate communication research team.

The Fellow will contribute to our ongoing Climate Matters project, a National Science Foundation funded initiative that encourages and enables TV weathercasters to report on the local impacts of climate change. Going forward, they will be offering Climate Matters reporting resources to  a broader set of local journalists working in TV, radio, newspapers, etc. Read More

The magazine of the European Business and Innovation Centre Network highlights HEIRRI in its new edition

HEIRRI GemaThe HEIRRI project, a Horizon2020 initiative coordinated by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), features in the last edition of the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) magazine “the Business Innovator” as part of the article “The Responsible Response”. You can read it online via this link (edition called “Business Sans Frontières”).

The text consists of an interview to Gema Revuelta, the Coordinator of HEIRRI. She comments on the importance of introducing Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) into the curricula of higher education institutions with the aim to prepare the future generation of scientist, engineers and also entrepreneurs to have into account the needs, values and expectations of the society they thrive in. All in all, the interview tells how HEIRRI is relevant not only for universities, but also when thinking about the next generation of responsible entrepreneurs that is being trained. Read More

Job offer: University of Wisconsin is looking for a tenure track assistant professor in science communication

descarga (1)University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC), located in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS), seeks applications for a tenure track assistant professor in strategic communication in the life sciences.

The successful candidate will carry out different tasks regarding communication:

  1. Research in strategic and/or marketing communication, using as context of research one or more of CALS key strategic areas: health, food, bioenergy, climate change, community development, ecosystems, etc. For more info, click here.

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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