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  • 14 May 2017 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary: £21500-£22500 FTE

    We are looking for a self-motivating and dependable person to join our Lab in A Lorry team in Wales.

    Lab in a Lorry is a mobile science laboratory that takes hands-on physics experiments to schools. Aimed at 11- to 14-year-olds, the three onboard experiments are run by volunteers who are local scientists and engineers.

    The Lab in a Lorry Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Senior Lab In A Lorry Operations Coordinator in delivering the programme across Wales.

    The postholder needs to ensure the quality of experience for all (teachers, students, volunteers and funders), take an active role in maintaining health and safety standards, act as spokesperson and provide feedback to other team members.

    The role involves significant travel around the region (fewer than 10,000 miles a year) and will involve overnight stays away from home. When not out on the lorry, the postholder is expected to work from home, but office space is available in Cardiff if needed.

    Responsibilities include:

    The successful candidate will be responsible for the vehicle and experiments, including being present at venues when the vehicle arrives, maintaining stock, and basic experiment kit maintenance. Accurate record-keeping of the visits, including visitor numbers and feedback forms, is essential to this role. There will be a requirement to manage volunteers who provide support to run experiments on the lorry. 

    Further tasks and responsibilities are detailed within the job description.

    About you

    We are looking for a proactive and flexible team player to join the team. Essential skills for this role include a science qualification or evidence of a keen interest and experience in science communication. You will need to have proven experience of working with a range of stakeholders including school students, teachers and volunteers. You will also have great interpersonal skills with excellent communication skills as well as experience of delivering work within the framework of a project. 

    The post is based wherever the lorry is operating, but is expected to be exclusively in Wales for the foreseeable future. The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

    About us

    The Institute of Physics is a charity that works to support all those who share a passion for physics. We have been inspiring the physics community and beyond for more than 140 years through our network of more than 50,000 members in the UK, Ireland and internationally. Our work encourages people to develop their interest in physics, whether in the classroom, in colleges and universities, in businesses, or at home. We do this by breaking traditional boundaries and crossing into the arts, sport and innovation.

    Salary: £21,500 – £22,500 full time (£8,600 – £9,000 pro rata)

    Hours: 14 hours per week

    Contract: Fixed term contract to 31 March 2018

    Interviews will be held in Cardiff

    Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24 May 2017Interviews to be held: Friday 2 June 2017

  • 03 May 2017 8:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As we gear ourselves up for a long hot summer of feverish activity it occurs
    to me that Graphic Science could do with a bit of help. I am wondering if
    there are any absolutely brilliant sci com people in the South West who
    would like to come and work with us either as a freelance, part time or
    maybe full time? Probably for a fixed 12 month contract. Salary/day rate
    depends on a lot of things; this is not an auction and you will not be asked
    to "state your salary expectations". We will offer what we believe to be
    fair and affordable and take it from there.  

    Ideally, we are looking for somebody with experience in the areas of
    research and evaluation using qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
    Interest or experience in policy or management would be an advantage. The
    work is likely to encompass a range of tasks, including project management,
    desk research, data collection, analysis and report writing. It may include
    some dissemination or public speaking, but no delivery of engagement
    activities. As always we are eager to hear from bright creative individuals
    who have something interesting to offer.  

    This role will be based at Graphic Science's offices in rural North
    Somerset. There is no public transport, but there are dogs, aeroplanes,
    free tea & coffee and organic fruit.  

    Naturally this is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic blah blah blah
    oh, and there is a barn with swallows and a juvenile tractor.

    Applications to me at: by midnight Sunday 21st May

    Interviews Tuesday 30th May

  • 03 May 2017 8:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    £19,430 - £29,146 per annum


    Full-time; open-ended appointment

    PML is a dynamic, highly innovative, independent and impartial provider of research and advice relating to coasts and oceans, globally and locally.  PML is an independent research business with charitable status and a NERC Collaborative Centre. Researchers at PML collaborate externally with universities and research institutes across the UK and internationally such that PML has been an integral part of the UK’s strategic marine science capability for over 30 years.

    Job Purpose:

    You will be working as a member of a small Communications Team, within a busy working environment, and liaising with a much larger number of people across the organization and externally. The key purpose of your role will be to promote the PML Group both externally and internally primarily through the creation of press releases and news stories on the PML website, through social media channels, the eNewsletter and other outlets.  You will also manage PML Group's social media presence, ensuring promotion of PML Group, engagement with audiences, and evaluation.

    Key Deliverables:

    Promote the PML Group externally through creation of news articles and press releases by (1) primarily researching new scientific publications from PML scientists, teasing out a “hook” or story, and "translating" complex scientific concepts into copy for a non-specialist audience and (2) writing news articles and press releases to cover corporate activities. Monitor media coverage to assess success.  Liaise with media, acting as primary point of contact for external enquiries. 

    Manage PML Group's social media, generating content, increasing audience and monitoring success.    Manage MarineRipple Twitter Feed for the UK Marine Science Co-ordination Committee.

    Promote PML Group externally through (1) production of quarterly e-newsletter and monitor success of articles through use of appropriate analytics; (2) creation of articles for other organizations' newsletters or appropriate outlets; (3) arrangement of/involvement in outreach events, including production of materials, as appropriate.

    Act as editor of PML News (internal newsletter).

    Update PML website with latest information, including high profile visits to PML, (taking photographs as required), events, etc., and link to social media.

    Experience & Eligibility Requirements

    You must have

    ·      Either scientific background with experience or keen interest in science communication, or (science) communications/media background with keen interest in/understanding of science.

    ·      Excellent written and oral skills; ability to distill complex information into accessible copy.

    ·      Good organisational skills; methodical; good interpersonal skills; an eagerness to learn new skills;

    ·      Experience in Microsoft Office and good general IT skills; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite would be advantageous

    ·      Good team player

    ·      Preferably you will have first degree in science/science communication/media/journalism or related field, or at least 1-2 years' relevant work experience.

    Applications to be submitted by Friday 2nd June 2017.

    Interviews will be held week commencing: 19th June 2017.

    Apply button URL here  

  • 02 May 2017 5:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We’re looking for a Communications Officer to join the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), based at the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus. IDDO is a relatively new research organisation that brings together data for a range of infectious diseases, including malaria and Ebola. Find out more and apply by Wednesday 10 May at noon:  

  • 30 Apr 2017 7:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cambridge £47,289 - £52,544

    The Royal Society of Chemistry is seeking a highly motivated professional with strong strategic acumen and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to lead the development of our portfolio of materials journals.

    This position has a key strategic role within the department and is responsible for leading, setting and implementing the strategy for this portfolio. 

    The successful candidate will have a high level of external contact with the relevant research communities and will use this market information to develop strategic priorities.

    What you will be doing:

    • Setting, developing and implementing the portfolio and individual journal strategies and deliver KPIs in terms of usage, market share, quality, reputation and customer service.
    • Developing the best authorship and readership for the journals, through networking, personal contact, commissioning, attendance at conferences, site visits and roadshows etc.
    • Leading and motivating the portfolio team.


    We are looking for:



    • Significant experience in STM journal publishing, including commissioning; an excellent understanding of the peer review process, editorial policy and marketing.
    • A good honours degree in science (chemical sciences normally preferred).
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
    • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team.
    • Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
    • Willingness to travel extensively nationally and internationally.
    • Up-to-date knowledge of and passion for the chemical sciences.


    • Previous experience with Editorial Boards.
    • Contacts with the relevant communities.

    This opportunity is available on a 12 month maternity cover basis.


    Download the full job description

  • 24 Apr 2017 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary £21,000 per annum


    Closing date 27th April

    The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester are looking for a Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator to assist in the development and delivery of a range of ambitious and creative projects with a key focus on the annual Manchester Science Festival.

    Each year, the Festival creates a place for innovative and meaningful experiences, where we can inspire futures of diverse audiences through interactions with STEM, whilst promoting the museum and the wider group.

    Joining our Learning and Public Programmes team you will lead the administrative processes for the Manchester Science Festival and act as the first point of contact for programme applications and queries, programme partners and the public.

    You will also have excellent communication skills to solicit the support of scientists, engineers, artists, and cultural and science-related programme partners in the delivery of unique museum based programmes - engaging people of all ages to think big.

    Working as part of the wider Contemporary Science team you will also support on our 'year-round' live events including science programmes for specialist galleries and museum lates. 

    If you would like to join us on this incredible journey then please apply now and don't miss out!

    To see a full job description and to apply online, please view the vacancy information pack

  • 24 Apr 2017 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 4th May

    Bring Cancer Research UK’s research to life to inspire our donors and supporters. We have several exciting positions available, bringing together our research funding and fundraising to deliver exceptional results.

  • 24 Apr 2017 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has a great opportunity for an Education Policy Specialist to join us, based in Cambridge or London.

    As Education Policy Specialist, you will work with teams across the Royal Society of Chemistry, and will actively engage with staff, partner organisations and contractors to influence and develop education policy and manage related projects.

    You may occasionally need to work on weekends or during non-core hours, however working from home on an ad-hoc basis and starting between 8.00am to 10.00am or finishing between 3.00pm to 6.00pm may be accommodated, as long as a 35-hour week can be maintained and subject to needs.

    Your responsibilities will focus on:

    ·         Monitoring and keeping up-to-date with developments in education and helping to position the Royal Society of Chemistry to proactively react to new and proposed developments. 

    ·         Compiling, processing, analysing information relating to aspects of education policy and drafting and disseminating relevant documents.

    ·         Organising meetings and workshops on aspects of education policy, preparing supporting materials, recording meetings and assisting with implementing decisions. 

    ·         Working closely with other team members and colleagues, along with the Education Division Council and its working groups to respond to official education consultations.

    ·         Writing proactive position statements to progress the RSC’s strategic education activities.

    ·         Managing external advisors, agencies and contractors employed as part of particular projects.

    ·         Acting as an ambassador, building and maintaining links and collaborating with other organisations to develop education policy and resources.

    ·         Playing an active role in supporting and collaborating with colleagues across the RSC and contributing to the development of strategic plans and objectives. 

    ·         Undertaking other relevant activities as appropriate.

    We are looking for:


    ·         A related science degree or equivalent is essential.

    ·         Good knowledge of primary, secondary and tertiary education systems, academic and vocational, policy and practise in the UK is essential.

    ·         Ability to conduct policy research projects, compile and analyse information.

    ·         Proven ability to work effectively as a member of diverse teams and on your own.

    ·         Good project and time management skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise work, and to meet deadlines under pressure.

    ·         Creativity and the ability to generate ideas.

    ·         Close attention to detail and high standards of excellence.

    ·         A proven ability to successfully manage internal and external relationships, developing networks and creating opportunities with tact and diplomacy.


    ·         A degree in chemical science.

    ·         An appreciation of international variations.

    ·         Experience of policy work, particularly writing for policy audiences.

    At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support your career and reward your contribution with an excellent benefits package. If you are interested, please apply before the end of our closing date.

  • 13 Apr 2017 4:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an exciting opportunity to gain skills and experience in the science communication sector, and bring STEM subjects to life for young people.

    Job Title:                             Summer Schools Assistant

    Accountable to:               Family Programme Manager

    Location:                             21 Albemarle Street, London

    Contract type:                   Fixed term contract, 26 June-8 September 2017, full time

    Salary:                                  Circa £24,000 per annum (pro rata for length of contract)

    The role

    The Summer Schools Assistant is responsible for administrative coordination and day-to-day oversight of the Ri’s successful Summer Schools programme. The programme consists of workshops delivered by a variety of speakers: experts in industry, University academics and specialist teachers. While not being responsible for the delivery of educational content themselves, this post works with a wide range of people to ensure the Summer Schools programme runs smoothly and successfully. 

    The successful candidate will be excited about bringing STEM to life for young people, and working in the Science Communication sector. They will have some experience of event management and informal learning programmes, as well as being organised and hard-working with a can-do attitude, and the ability to quickly resolve issues as and when they arise.


    For further information and an application form please visit our website: must be received no later than midnight Tuesday 2 May 2017. Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 8 May 2017.

  • 11 Apr 2017 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an exciting opportunity to be a part of our programme of Science in Schools, bringing our popular demonstration shows into schools across the UK.

    Job Title:                             Science in Schools Coordinator

    Accountable to:               Head of Education

    Location:                             21 Albemarle Street, London

    Contract type:                   Permanent, full time

    Salary:                                  £25,290 per annum (increasing to £26,110 pa on passing probation)

    Ri programme of Science in Schools

    Our programme of Science in Schools brings our popular demonstration shows into schools across the UK, accompanied by valuable Continuing Professional Development sessions for teachers and twilight shows for families in the local area. The shows give students, teachers and families a chance to see our specially trained presenters in action, delivering science shows inspired by the CHRISTMAS LECTURES. The shows are jam-packed with experiments, demonstrations and the odd explosion! The Ri is set for a rapid expansion of this successful programme across the UK.

    The role

    The Science in Schools Coordinator is responsible for the administration of the programme. They are the first point of contact with the schools, ensuring the booking process is smooth, and are the point of liaison throughout the process to ensure successful logistical delivery and compliance with Health & Safety. They are the day-to-day contact for our national network of freelance science presenters, managing their calendars and giving them timely support and information about their event. A number of the Science in Schools events are funded by Trusts & Foundations, so the Coordinator identifies and approaches eligible schools, and ensures the Ri fulfils the requirements of the agreed funding. The Coordinator also works with the Marketing & Communications team to promote the Ri education activities to schools across the UK.


    For further information and an application form please visit our website: must be received no later than midnight Monday 1 May 2017. Interviews are likely to be held on 12 May 2017.

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