Join this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Join this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

The HEIRRI Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introduces the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and the different approaches towards it. It will show inspiring RRI practices and activities and give participants the opportunity to investigate RRI in a role-play exercise. Participants will develop first ideas on how to implement RRI into practice and will be given the chance to exchange their views. (more…)

Job offer: Local relations officer in the CERN

Job offer: Local relations officer in the CERN

From the CERN, known for their contribution to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, they present an offer of employment as a Local Relations Officer. The professional will be part of the visits and local relations section, in the Education, Communication and Diffusion group. The work will consist of organizing events and promoting activities aimed at different audiences, especially from CERN itself.

Candidats must meet the following requirements: be a citizen of a member state of CERN and have a university degree in science (or be about to graduate at the time of recruitment). In case of having a university degree, a maximum of 4 years of experience is requested, and if the degree is a master’s degree, have a maximum of 10 years of experience.

To apply for the candidature, you should do so through the CERN scholarship program, where information about the conditions of the contract also appears. The deadline to submit the application is March 5.

For more information, you can contact the following e-mail: francois.briard(at)cern.ch

Job offer: Public outreach and science communications (internship)

Job offer: Public outreach and science communications (internship)

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is looking for a passionate and creative science communicator, who is interested in explaining, promoting and advocating the work of EMBL to mainly a local German audience. In this role, the candidate will work closely with other communicators throughout the organization and with press contacts. The candidate will be involved in developing new outreach and public engagement formats and managing existing formats. Furthermore, you will have the possibility to join the science writers and widen your portfolio of science communication content. Closing Date:31 January 2018. (more…)

35 Scolarships for te Erice International School of Science Journalism

35 Scolarships for te Erice International School of Science Journalism

The theme of the 2018 edition of the school is “What’s Next: Challenges and Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Fundamental Physics“.  The School will be held from June 24th to 29th, 2018.

Celebrated by the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017, the detection of gravitational waves heralded a new era for the investigation of cosmic objects with multiple cosmic messengers. Still, multi-messenger astronomy is just one of the many challenges physics research will face in the next future. From the search for new elementary particles to the ongoing hunt of dark matter’s components, from the quest for smaller and cheaper accelerators to the technologies requested by the advent of big data science, a whole range of exciting opportunities is opening up, both theoretical and experimental.

However, none of this will succeed if the scientists’ efforts will not be understood and supported by the general public and the policymakers. It will be the task of science journalists and communicators, along with the scientists themselves, to ensure that this happens.

Therefore, the course will provide, through scientific lectures, discussions and interactive sessions, the appropriate tools for journalists and communicators to cover in the most fitting and engaging way the progress of physics research in the coming years.

More information: http://eissjc.lnf.infn.it/