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
The 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.
Are 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.
- 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.
With 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
Research Europe, Europe’s leading independent magazine covering the politics and funding of academic research, is looking for an editor. This is a full-time position, however flexible working arrangements will be considered. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 14 April 2017.
Based at the London head office in Shoreditch, the editor will be taking charge at a pivotal moment in the continent’s history. It will plan and oversee our coverage of European elections, the next Framework funding programme, and the build-up to – and impact of – Brexit. Salary range. £40K – £50K Read More
The HEIRRI project calls on higher education institutions from all continents interested in Responsible Research and Innovation and its integration into the curricula for a pilot test of two of the training programs and materials developed by the HEIRRI project.
The selected institutions will pilot the testing of the HEIRRI materials in parallel with the Consortium member institutions (between June 2017 and April 2018). They will actively participate in the learning process, giving feedback on the materials and their use in their institutions. Read More
Mind the Byte, a bioinformatics company specialized in computational drug discovery using big data and machine learning approaches is looking for a Communication Director. Here you can find more information about the offer.
For the 2017 edition (July 1st – 6th, 2017, Erice, Italy) of the International Science Journalism School, the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture grants 30 fellowships for members of EU-countries and 5 for non-EU countries. Fellowships are aimed at science journalists, science communicators and students in science journalism and communication.
Candidates should send their CV and a motivation letter in which they describe:
1. Their plans for their professional future
2. Why they think participating in the summer school would benefit their career
The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is looking for a Head of Policy and Public Affairs. This head will be responsible of liaising with AMRC members and partners to monitor developments in the medical research sector, developing policy that reflects the views and needs of our sector, and working with team members to effectively communicate AMRC policy to stakeholders.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small but highly-influential policy and public affairs team at the heart of the medical research community. You will work with other members of the team and engage with our member charities to develop and communicate AMRC policy. Here you can find more information about the offer. Read More