The 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 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
Nagwa, 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.
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
The 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
IRB 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
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
As an entirely new concept the 4th European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ2017) will set up its own journalistic outlet. It will bring stories about the conference, about science and about new ideas in science journalism and communication. A number of work grants are offered to participants at the conference. A work grant means that attendees can be commissioned to produce a story at the conference.
For each commission the grantee will be awarded 500€. Please note that you must be registered at the conference to apply for the grants. Some of the stories can be produced ahead of the conference and will be published during the event. Others will have to be produced onsite. The work grant content is made in cooporation with SciencePOD. Submission for work grants is now open. Be aware that the window for applying is short and ends by May 23. Read More