Sense about Science are looking for an events and public engagement coordinator to deliver our events and public engagement programme, including our Voice of Young Science (VoYS) workshops and the annual John Maddox Prize evening. This is a 12 month contract, with potential for extension.
Sense about Science is a unique campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life. We advocate openness and honesty about research findings and work to ensure the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public discussion and policymaking.
We’ve changed many debates about science and evidence over the past 15
years by involving the public and researchers in challenging misleading
claims. We started and lead the AllTrials campaign for all clinical trials
to be registered and reported; we review the transparency of government’s
use of evidence each year; and run the Ask for Evidence public campaign. We
help people use scientific questioning to navigate debates, from forensic
genetics to allergies. Our direct approach to difficult subjects is
‘public-led, expert-fed’ and it is in high demand.
For more details and how to apply: http://senseaboutscience.org/
Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 18 September