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

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

Work grants for ECSJ2017

WriterAs 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 . Submission for work grants is now open. Be aware that the window for applying is short and ends by May 23. Read More

Job offer: Press officer at EMBL

embl_logoThe European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is looking for a Press Officer to coordinate international media activities and raise the organisation’s profile with the press worldwide. As Press Officer you will work with a group of writers, designers, web producers and analysts in our Strategy and Communications team, promoting the work of EMBL at its six sites in Europe.

This role is based in Heidelberg, Germany, and the deadline to send applications is 31 May 2017. Here you can find more information about the position. Read More

Job offer: Scientific Content Producer at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

image003The Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division (CEMSE) of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) offers a position within the Communication Group. 
The position is for a Scientific Content Producer who will work in a small but jolly team at the production, distribution and monitoring of the Division’s communication. Despite the strong accent on marketing, they are actually looking for a versatile person with a scientific/academic background and experience in digital content production, management and marketing and/or science communication.

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Job offer: CERN is looking for a Science Writer

CERN-Logo.svgAre you a skilled Science Writer? Does the idea of producing and distributing information for the largest particle physics research lab in the world attract you? CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research is looking for a Science Writer in the International Relations (IR) Sector, Education, Communication & Outreach (ECO) Group. This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach CERN no later than 17.05.2017.

Functions:

  • Writing and editing content for a range of communication products including the CERN website, press releases, videos, animations, exhibition content, the CERN Courier magazine and the CERN Annual Report.
  • Liaising with the CERN community and the particle-physics community around the world to gather material.
  • Advising international contributors on the scientific accuracy, use of language and readability of content.

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$37,500 to support the formation and development of collaborative science communication

life-1426255_960_720With support from the Rita Allen Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences is pleased to offer two awards of $37,500 each to support the formation and development of collaborative science communication researcher-practitioner partnerships. These awards are intended to facilitate the efforts of science communication researchers and practitioners to plan collaborative projects that pursue shared research interests aligned with the recently released consensus report, Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda. Those receiving awards will present details about their collaborations at a special session of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication III to be held on November 16-17, 2017.  Additional support for the Colloquium is provided by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

To apply for these awards, researchers and practitioners who have agreed to work in partnership should submit a proposal by June 1, 2017. Visit the colloquium website for more details.  Colloquium registration will open on May 8, 2017.  Sign up to receive an announcement and link for online registration. Read More