$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

Job offer: Editor of Research Europe (London)

lMpsL6-e_400x400Research 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

Call for Applications to test the HEIRRI training materials

HEIRRI callThe 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

Unveiling the Universe: when Science hits the News

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 
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Job offer: Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Association of Medical Research Charities

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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

Job offer: Health information officer at Cancer Research (London)

logoThe Cancer Research UK is looking for a Health Information Officer to turn knowledge about cancer prevention, early diagnosis and screening into engaging information for the public, helping shape the policy calls, and influencing others within and outside the organisation. The aim of the Cancer Research UK is to save more lives by preventing, controlling and curing cancer sooner.

It’s an exciting time for the Health Information team – a group of 13 smart and ambitious individuals in a fast-paced environment. The team covers a huge range of topics on cancer prevention and early diagnosis – you could be talking to the media about obesity one minute, and advising on a campaign on bowel screening the next. The variety and fast pace means there’s never a dull moment, and we’re always working towards cutting people’s risk of dying from cancer. Read More

Job offer: Academic officer at BIST

bist-barcelona-institute-science-and-technology-1The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) is looking for an Academic Officer. The BIST Academic Officer will be responsible for the support, design and development of new high quality academic programs and research training courses for the BIST community and external stakeholders. In addition, this position will involve working across the founding research centers in order to gather academic offers to build up a consistent training program.

A key activity of this position is to contribute and work effectively across a number of teams to contribute and enhance the academic program pipeline for the BIST mission. The post holder will be reporting to the BIST Program Manager and he/she will be closely working with the other members of the BIST team. Read More

Job offer: Information Manager to coordinate a Dissemination and Outreach work-package

job offerThe Technical University of Munich is looking for a new Information Manager to coordinate the Dissemination and Outreach work-package of the project SINE2020. The deadline for applications is March 10.
The Institution and the Project

The Technische Universität München operates the Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) in Garching which is one of the leading neutron sources worldwide. We participate in the European project Science & Innovation with Neutrons in Europe in 2020.
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