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  • 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.

  • 30 Mar 2017 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Cancer Research UK's Centres at Barts, UCL and King's


    Are you a creative and driven individual looking to develop your career and make a difference?


    Cancer Research UK’s Research Engagement team brings to life our life-saving research in communities across the UK, encouraging people to join us in the fight to beat cancer. We need a Research Engagement Manager in London to join our team in the capital. The REM will engage with local people and…


    Plan and deliver a programme of local engagement activity, from lab tours and open days for the general public to bespoke events for high-value CRUK supporters.

    Proactively raise the profile of Cancer Research UK’s brand within the Centre and in the locality.

    Raise the Centre’s profile locally by planning and delivering an engaging programme of external communications.

    Work with the other London REMs and high-profile cultural partners across London to identify creative and engaging ways of sharing research with new audiences.


    Join the world’s largest charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.


    Beating cancer is a real challenge. Here at Cancer Research UK we have 3,500 talented people who are passionate about achieving this vision and thrive in our complex, diverse and dynamic environment.


    You can help us save millions of lives with your...


    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to find creative ways to engage and inspire people with our life-saving research.

    Strong presentation skills and experience of presenting complicated information to lay audiences and senior management.

    Strong planning and organisational skills; event management experience an advantage.

    Experience of working and delivering with a high level of autonomy but within national guidelines.

    Experience of building strong, productive relationships with diverse audiences.

    Your enthusiasm for beating cancer through research, which will encourage others to join us. 


    Our passion, determination and ambition lead us to set ourselves more and more challenging targets. This means you’ll be a self-starter with the ability to hit the ground running and thrive in a complex environment. If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a great career as we work hard to beat cancer – together.


    The closing date for applications is 12th April 2017.


    First round interviews will take place w/c 24th April.

  • 30 Mar 2017 11:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science Communication Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

    Are you a passionate and creative science communicator who can help us deliver our ambitions?

    At Cancer Research UK, we are a collective force, leading pioneering life-saving research to help beat all cancers. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and brave in our work. Our team takes a bold and dynamic approach to communicating our most exciting, innovative and ground-breaking research and turning it into inspiring content for a range of fundraising and supporter audiences.

    With ever-increasing ambition, we need a confident and solution-focused Science Communications Manager to join our Research Information and Engagement team to:

    Bring our research to life by creating motivating and impactful proposals to inspire both high value and mass fundraising efforts

    Deliver creative and engaging scientific content in a variety of formats (e.g. written, oral, video/virtual reality, social media, interactive content)

    Demonstrate the impact of CRUK’s research in the wider context of our Research Strategy and cancer research around the world

    Safeguard CRUK’s brand and ensure the accuracy of the charity’s science communications

    You can help us save millions of lives through:

    Your strong science background (ideally to Masters/PhD level or equivalent)

    A sound knowledge of the cancer field

    Your ability to inspire and influence others through compelling written and verbal communication

    A proven track record in effectively communicating complex science to non-scientific audiences, particularly through writing

    Your creative flair in conveying the value of research and the ability to generate new ideas to keep communications fresh and engaging

    Your ability to market and tailor information and ideas according to different audiences

    Your excellent interpersonal and team-playing skills, and an ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels

    Our sharp minds and brave hearts lead us to push the boundaries of what’s possible. If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a great career as we strive to beat cancer sooner.

    We are recruiting for 1 x 12 month and 1 x 6 month contract.

    Closing date: 19th April

  • 28 Mar 2017 8:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for a highly motivated and dependable new team member to join us at the Institute of Physics and I would be grateful if you could help spread the word. Please note this is not London based and we expect the post holder to live in Yorkshire or the North East. 

    The role involves supporting the IOP presence in the Yorkshire & North East regions with a focus for activities communicating physics to a wide range of audiences, supporting the education sector and links to local member and branch activities.  Full details can be found here:

  • 21 Mar 2017 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary range £14,500 - £16,500
    (Depending on experience)

    Full time - 37.5 hours per week

    Fixed Term contract: 12 months (19th April 2017 - 30th April 2018) - Maternity Leave Cover

    Dundee Science Centre is looking for an enthusiastic individual with an eye for detail and a passion for customer service, who wants to make a difference.  Your main focus will be to ensure every visitor to the Science Centre experiences an amazing experience.  This will be achieved through ensuring the highest standards expected at Dundee Science Centre are maintained and improved.  You will be passionate about customer service and quality assurance, and act as a role model to the Science Centre Team in these areas.  You will work closely with the Operations Manager to implement policies and procedures that ensure the smooth and effective running of the visitor attraction.

    Operations Management will be a strong requirement of the role with main responsibilities to include; managing the overall function of the visitor attraction on a daily basis, opening and closing building, motivating and managing staff on a daily basis, ensuring the staffing levels in the centre are appropriate, dealing with any issues or complaints from visitors and staff, banking daily takings, training staff, ensuring communication occurs between departments, regular evaluation of policies and procedures and seeking improvement where necessary.

    Event Management will be another requirement of the role with main responsibilities to include; setting up for a variety of different events ranging from children's parties to corporate meetings, liaising with clients and ensuring that all events run smoothly and efficiently, motivating and managing event staff.

    Relevant qualifications and/or relevant knowledge and experience in an operational, retail/catering role are essential. Experience in duty management and key holder responsibility is essential. Experience of supervising staff and undertaking Operations Management is required.  Previous experience of visitor attractions is desired.

    The position of Duty Officer is a full time post, 37.5 hours a week, working any 4/5 days of 7 depending on the length of shift.  Evening and weekend work will be required.

    If you are the person we are looking for and are excited by the prospect of working in Dundee Science Centre, please send your CV and a covering letter to:

    Lorraine Lemon
    Business Manager
    Dundee Science Centre
    14 Greenmarket
    DD1 4QB<>

    Applications to be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017

    Interviews will be held on Friday 7th April 2017, no alternative dates are available.

    To request a job description, please email:<>

  • 21 Mar 2017 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary range £14,000 - £19,000 (depending on experience)

    Full time - 37.5 hours per week (any 5 days of 7)

    This post is suitable for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with a commitment to science learning and a passion for engaging a wide variety of public and community audiences with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

    You will play a key role in supporting Dundee Science Centre’s Community Engagement Programme of workshops, shows, events and festivals taking place within the centre and on outreach.

    You will develop, coordinate and deliver shows, activities and projects for early years, young adults, adults and family audiences. You will work with the team to build relationships with local groups in order to reduce barriers to engagement and create tailor made programmes to suit the needs of learners to inspire people from a range of backgrounds.

    You will coordinate and deliver training for the wider team to deliver science learning experiences for a wide range of audiences with a focus on quality assurance. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the exhibition, including creating and modifying weekly and daily staffing rotas for the exhibition.

    You will support the Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager with reviewing and reporting processes of the Exhibition and Community Engagement programme, carrying out audience research and analysis, and contributing to marketing and funding application processes. You will represent Dundee Science Centre in collaborative projects, initiate new partnerships and projects, and liaise with industry and Higher Education to incorporate research and discoveries into learning experiences within the Exhibition and Community Engagement Programme.

    Dundee Science Centre is looking for an outstanding individual with: a passion for public engagement and community education; excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the motivation to work in a visitor centre environment.

    Qualification or knowledge/experience in a relevant area (public engagement, education or community education) is required. Experience in development, coordination, delivery and training of STEM learning experiences is required. Experience of providing science communication training is desired, as is experience of liaising with industry and Higher Education to incorporate their research and discoveries into learning experiences for a range of public audiences.  A full, clean driving licence is required.

    Evening and weekend work will be required, as will travel across Scotland.

    If you are excited by the prospect of working in Dundee Science Centre, please send your CV and covering letter detailing why you feel passionate about the position and why you are the best person for the post to:

    Rebecca Erskine

    Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager

    Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB


    Applications to be submitted by 5pm on 5th April 2017

    Interviews to take place Thursday 20th April 2017, no alternative dates are available.

    To request a job description, please email:

  • 21 Mar 2017 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A job vacancy is available at the Royal Astronomical Society, based in London, for an assistant editor to work on the astronomy journal MNRAS ( Whilst it's primarily an editorial admin position, other duties could include helping to develop press releases and with media requests (including occasional TV/radio interviews), helping with public outreach events and conferences, and some involvement in policy activities, so may be of interest to some here.

    Qualifications in physics/astronomy not essential, closing date is 18th April 2017, and further details are on the website:

  • 21 Mar 2017 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nesta is looking for a creative, passionate Digital Content Editor to join
    the Challenge Prize Centre, lead on content and promotion of the Longitude
    Prize, and to support the development of digital content across our other

    At Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, we research, design and manage
    innovation competitions to incentivise breakthroughs in science, technology
    and other domains in an effort to improve people’s health and welfare. The
    Longitude Prize launched in 2014 and is an international competition with a
    total budget of £10 million - £8 million of which will be awarded to one
    team that successfully develops a point-of-care rapid diagnostic test. This
    test will help address the challenge of overuse, irrational use and
    underuse of antibiotics. As of March 2017, 211 teams from 41 countries have registered to compete for the prize.

    The Digital Content Editor will be responsible for managing the Longitude
    Prize website and producing newsletters and blogs with input from health
    and science experts and teams that are competing to win the Longitude
    Prize. The postholder will also offer strategic digital communications
    support to other teams in the Prize Centre, which includes a very diverse
    portfolio from assistive technology to work on drones.

    The ideal candidate will:

      - Be educated to degree level or equivalent as a minimum, preferably in
      the sciences, journalism or related field.
      - Have experience within a digital communication role and experience of
      website content management.
      - Have proven experience working in an editorial capacity with a varied
      portfolio of written work, especially in sciences/medical fields.
      - Demonstrate a clear understanding of digital best practice, including
      user centred design, customer experience, accessibility, SEO and social
      - Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention
      to detail.
      - Have proven experience of basic technical skills relevant to managing
      a website, including content management systems.
      - Have an understanding of current and emerging web technologies and
      social media trends.
      - Have significant experience of developing and delivering digital
      communications projects.
      - Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate
      technical details to nontechnical people.

    *How to apply: *

    For the full Candidate Specification and our Application Form, please visit
    our website. <>

    The closing date for completed applications is 9am, Monday 3 April.

    1st Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11 April.

    2nd Interviews will take place w/c 17 April.

  • 21 Mar 2017 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parkinson’s UK is looking for a passionate and skilled individual to coordinate our Patient and Public Involvement Programme. The role involves working closely with researchers and people affected by Parkinson’s to coordinate and facilitate initiatives to ensure that research is focused upon the needs of people with the condition. 

    This is a challenging and varied role which requires excellent organisational and communications skills, a good understanding of health research, and experience of working with volunteers. To be successful, you will be creative and be confident taking initiative when working independently or as part of team.

    Salary: £31,000 pa 
    Contract: Permanent
    Closing date: 2 April 2017

    For further details and to apply, please visit our website:

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