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  • 25 Sep 2023 6:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Exhibition Developer (CERN’s “Origin” programme)

    Are you passionate about developing innovative experiences for visitors? 

    CERN’s exhibition team offers an exciting opportunity to develop content for multiple projects on-site and off.

    Looking for physics graduates with experience in exhibition development or science writing for general audiences

    This is a position for early career professionals

    Application deadline 2nd Oct, contract start date 1st Jan 2024

    Location: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

    Monthly stipend from 4’500 CHF to  5600 CHF net

    For more info and to apply :



  • 25 Sep 2023 6:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us – Science Engagement Manager (Schools), Wellcome Connecting Science

    • Full time
    • Salary in the region of £40,000 to £48,000
    • Closing date: 8 October

    Do you want to help us improve human health and understand life on Earth? Make your mark by shaping the future to enable or deliver life-changing science to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

    We are looking for a creative and dynamic Science Engagement Manager to lead our schools engagement programme to join our team.

    Do you want to inspire the next generation of genomic scientists?

    Do you have a passion for engaging young people with science and enabling them to explore future careers? If so, this could be the role for you.

    About the Role:

    You will be responsible for the development and delivery of a creative and engaging education programme (on and off campus) which enables students from under-represented communities to engage with campus staff to learn about genomics, the research taking place on campus and genomics related careers.

    You will work collaboratively with the Science Engagement Manager – Public and Communities to create learning opportunities that support Campus staff to develop their public engagement skills, through the delivery of the accredited Science Engagement in Action programme which ensures “campus ambassadors” are trained and equipped to engage with a range of different learning audiences.

    You will also be responsible for the co-development and delivery of a new DNA ambassadors programme in association with STEM Learning, enabling STEM ambassadors both on and off campus to deliver genomics-related activities to schools and community groups across the UK.

    A key objective of the role is to make accessible the often complex scientific outputs from Sanger Institute science through the development of curriculum linked activities aligned to the science taking place at the Wellcome Genome Campus.

    Reporting the success and impact of the schools programme in line with the strategic outcomes for the Science Engagement and Enrichment programme and wider Engagement and Society programme is another key element of this role.

    About You:

    The schools engagement programme engages with thousands of students every year through a variety of different activities on and offsite and online. We are looking for someone who has experience of working with schools in a science engagement capacity and understands the education landscape and challenges associated with schools engagement.

    We pride ourselves on providing innovative programmes that enable students and teachers to experience genomics and its associated careers.  As our Science Engagement Manager you will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and creativity in developing a programme that enables students from all backgrounds to engage with genomics and genomics related science and technology.

    Collaboration with external partners is critical to the success of our programme so we require someone who is good at networking and identifying potential partnership opportunities.

    As a programme we are exploring how we can offer students more authentic and practical experiences of genomics and bioinformatics so the role would suit someone who has experience developing accessible and affordable protocols.

    The position is responsible for a direct report so some experience of team management is necessary.

    Essential Skills:

    • Degree in a subject related to the work of  the Wellcome Sanger Institute, for instance Biological Sciences or other related discipline
    • Qualification or certification in science communication or equivalent experience
    • Experience of informal learning settings such as science centres or other learning settings
    • Track record of communication of complex concepts with varied public audiences
    • High-level interpersonal skills and ability to work within small and large teams
    • Flexibility in working style and practice including working for short periods away, sometimes overseas.
    • Experience of line managing staff
    • Excellent organisational and planning skills
    • Ability to communicate with internal stakeholders, from senior academics to support staff, with tact and diplomacy
    • Experience with basic computer software such as Word/Excel/Powerpoint
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads
    • Ability to solve problems and resolve day-to-day conflicts with respect to delivery of activity
    • Good attention to detail and ability to develop risk assessments and contingency plans
    • Experience of evaluating activities

    About Us:

    Wellcome Connecting Science’s mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. Drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus, Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation, supports learning, and understands global attitudes and perspectives. We connect researchers, health professionals and the wider public, creating opportunities and spaces to explore genomic science and its relationship with people, and the world around us.

    Our work across Engagement and Society uses research and engagement approaches to investigate the impact of science, ethics, and genomic technologies on people, on both a local and a global scale. We listen, gather, and share insights on public attitudes and experiences; and we create equitable programmes, projects and resources that facilitate accessible engagement and dynamic learning. We use our insights and understanding to support a diverse range of intersecting communities, including young people, learners, educators, researchers, patients, and the public, to discover how genomic science is relevant to all our lives.

    Wellcome Connecting Science and the Wellcome Sanger Institute are part of the same Wellcome-funded organisation.

    Visit our programme website:

    Visit our Engagement website:

    Other Information:

    • Salary in the region of £40,000 to £48,000 – skills and experience dependent
    • Interviews are expected to take place on 17/18/19 October

    Application Process:

    As part of your application please include a cover letter that describes how you meet the essential skills listed.

    Closing date: 8 October 2023

    Apply here:

    Working at Wellcome Sanger:

    Our flexible-hybrid working environment is designed to support a healthy work-life balance. This means you can work flexibly with a combination of working from home, and working from our Campus to allow you to focus on being productive and part of the team while enjoying the benefits of working flexibly.

    We aim to attract, recruit, retain and develop talent from the widest possible talent pool, thereby gaining insight and access to different markets to generate a greater impact on the world. We have a supportive culture with the following staff networks, LGBTQ+, Parents and Carers and Race Equity to bring people together to share experiences, offer specific support and development opportunities and raise awareness. The networks are also a place for allies to provide support to others.

    We want our people to be whoever they want to be because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work. That’s why we’re committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at Sanger Institute. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

    Our Benefits:

    We are proud to deliver an awarding campus-wide employee wellbeing strategy and programme. The importance of good health and adopting a healthier lifestyle and the commitment to reduce work-related stress is strongly acknowledged and recognised at Sanger Institute. 

  • 24 Jul 2023 10:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing Date9am on Tuesday 1 August

    The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity providing science education and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world. These include the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES,  a national programme of Masterclasses for young people in mathematics and computer science, science workshops in our L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre, and animations and films from our YouTube channel.

    We see Digital as a means to deepen our relationships with current audiences, and increase their reach and diversity, as well as generating a growing income stream. Our digital channels bring thought-provoking science and our rich heritage to millions of people online, many of whom may never set foot in our historic and iconic building in London.

    Through our YouTube channel, we have already established ourselves as a world-leader in in-depth, longform science videoOur monthly podcasts and online communities are growing fast, and we are reaching new audiences across all of our digital platforms.

    We are now looking for a maternity cover for our Social Media Manager to bridge our Digital, and Marketing and Communications teams, to help maximise revenue and engagement through paid social and digital marketing.

    If you are a Social Media whiz who enjoys creating and commissioning, new and engaging digital and social media content, we would love to hear from you.

    To download a full job description and person specification and find out how to apply, please see our website for more details :

    Social Media Manager (Maternity Cover) | Royal Institution (


    Job Title: Social Media Manager (Maternity-Cover)

    Accountable to: Head of Digital

    Location: 21 Albemarle Street, London, with some remote working

    Contract type: 12-13 months fixed term contract starting Sep 23, full time (35 hours per week)

    Salary: c£37k pa, depending on experience


    Closing Date9am on Tuesday 1 August

    Interviewsw/c 7 August 2023

  • 04 Jul 2023 5:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Senior Research Officer

    Context & Purpose

    The core purpose of this role is to maintain and manage the charity’s research grants programme, including co-ordinating processes to support the funding of new research and ensuring that research findings are appropriately disseminated. The post holder will also be responsible for supporting the organisation and delivery of MRF’s programme of conferences, symposia and virtual events and will be required to produce and maintain accurate information on meningitis and septicaemia for the public.

    The role will form part of the Research Evidence and Policy (REP) Team along with the Head of Research, Head of Health Insights and Policy and the Health Insights, Policy and Disease Information Manager. There will be frequent cross team working with the Communications and Engagement Team.

    The REP team is responsible for all aspects of our AMRC accredited research funding portfolio; organising a series of research-medical events; provision of guidelines and tools for health professionals; sharing latest knowledge about the diseases to a wide range of stakeholders including professionals and the public; ensuring MRF’s policies on the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the diseases are evidence-based; and contributing to programmes of work associated with the WHO Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030.

    If you are looking to further develop your career in the medical/research sector, have strong administrative skills, a keen eye for detail, with a flair for writing and an ability to convey complex scientific concepts to the public, this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.


    Reports to Head of Research



    Research administration

                          Enable the selection of new research projects by

                          processing grant applications

                          identifying peer reviewers

                          co-ordinating the peer review process

                          liaising with the Scientific Advisory Panel and external referees, organising and attending meetings (in-person and virtual), preparing meeting papers, writing minutes, communicating Panel recommendations to applicants and referees, and preparing grant award letters

                          Monitor progress of research projects: request annual reports and circulate to designated Panel members, act on outcomes of annual review of progress in consultation with Head of Research

                          Ensure that grant information, forms and procedures are continually reviewed and updated to comply with best practice, suggest improvements and implement any necessary changes

                          Liaise with the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and ensure compliance with their membership regulations (including the annual data collection and peer review audit every five years) and statement of best practice.

                          Develop and maintain databases and spreadsheets containing the charity’s research management information, grant review process and lists of contacts.

                          Maintain the Research Impact Matrix to ensure that the outputs of MRF funded research are captured and shared

                          Support the Head of Research to review and develop a new Research Strategy aligned to MRF’s Organisational strategy.


    Research dissemination

                          Work with the charity’s Communications team and Principal Investigators on research news releases and other communication about Foundation-funded and relevant external research, and initiatives. Write about research and related health information for the charity’s website and for electronic communications as appropriate.

                          Keep briefing sheets and the charity’s website up-to-date with information on charity research projects.

                          Keep abreast of relevant research developments and publications, and respond to enquiries from researchers, members and supporters and the general public.

                          Develop and input in to reports for funders (including trusts, the pharmaceutical industry and high value independent donors), to demonstrate the value of their investment in MRF’s work.


    Medical-research event organisation and delivery

                          Lead on the organisation of MRF’s biennial international medical-scientific conference (the next of which is taking place in November 2023); including supporting the Head of Research in programme development, identifying and negotiating with a range of suppliers, uploading material to the conference website and app, acting as a key contact for speakers and chairs, taking responsibility for academic posters, and promoting the conference to scientific and medical contacts. In years where funding is secured, oversee the bursary application process.

                          Co-ordinate MRF’s biennial virtual webinar series

                          Organise key research project meetings and take meeting minutes

                          Represent MRF at relevant external meetings and conferences


    Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

                          Engage members and the public with MRF’s research activity: through written and verbal formats. Work with other departments to make the most of consequent opportunities to engage members in communication or fundraising for research.

                          Represent MRF on external research PPI panels


    Evidence and Information

                          Under the supervision of the Health Insights, Policy and Disease Information manager, develop and maintain factsheets, which provide the public with accurate information on meningitis and septicaemia, and their prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

                          Provide advice and support for wider teams to ensure that content contains accurate disease/medical information and evidence (such as the latest statistics, up to date references)

                          Support consultation responses


    All applicants must have recent and relevant experience of:

                          Working in a research environment or for a medical research charity, with an understanding of research management (minimum one year’s experience).

                          Demonstrable interest in scientific affairs and medical research

                          A flair for writing, with an ability to convey complex scientific ideas and concepts to the public

                          Excellent and consistent attention to detail with strong proofing skills

                          Organising conferences and/or events

                          Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with people from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds and at all levels of seniority

                          Strong administrative and organisational skills, including ability to juggle multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines


    Location: Must be UK based: can be hybrid (Bristol office) or remote. Occasional work elsewhere if required to travel for work purposes which could include international travel.


    Annual salary £29,000-£33,000 (depending on experience) including 2% employee pension contribution + 6% employer pension contribution. Paid in arrears on or around 25th of each month.


    Contract Type - Permanent

    Hours of Work - 36.25 hours between 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. Occasional unsociable hours.

    Annual Leave - 25 days + statutory & public holidays. The Charity’s holiday year runs from 1st April to 31st March.


    Application process

    All candidates must send a cover letter and CV by the closing date to Becky Miller:

    Please note your cover letter must outline how your skills and experience reflect the person specification, and why you are interested in applying for this role.

    Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates that may previously have, or feel like they have, experienced being excluded from generally advertised roles due to their gender, ethnicity, disability status or sexual orientation.

    The final closing date for completed applications is 5pm GMT on Wednesday 12th July.

    Interviews are planned to take place in person in Bristol and candidates should be prepared to travel if necessary to attend this interview.

    Travel expenses will be reimbursed and candidates with individual travel, access or disability support requirements are encouraged to communicate their needs to enable appropriate support to be provided to ensure access to interviews.

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Liz Rodgers at 

    MRF is committed to safeguarding, and any advertised role will require references and confirmation of your identity will be undertaken. Following receipt of satisfactory references, the successful candidate will be able to start work soon after receiving their offer of employment.


  • 04 Jul 2023 5:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing Date: Sun 16 July at midnight

    Open Source Science Programme Developer

    Location: Hybrid – your time will be split between our office/venue on Bristol Harbourside, and your home or wherever you like to work.

    We’re happy to support flexible working – both through hybrid working and your working pattern. You just need to be able to attend key meetings, have some cross-over with the rest of the Programming, Open Source Science and  delivery teams and deliver the responsibilities of the role.

    Department: Programming
    Report to: Open Source Science Manager

    Salary: £26,500 per annum

    Contract: Permanent​

    Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week with some weekend and evening working.

    Deadline: Sun 16 July at midnight

    Start date: Ideally mid to late September 2023, depending on the successful candidate’s availability/notice period


    About the role

    You’ll be responsible for creating content for our Open Source Science (OSS) programme.  OSS is our public engagement with research programme which includes activities, workshops and participatory experiences, developed in collaboration with research partners, audiences and community partners.

    You will have experience of public engagement with science or research, and be highly organised and visitor focused. You are confident maintaining a large number and diverse range of professional relationships and bringing together ideas and research partners from across disciplines.

    You will work as part of the Open Source Science team, which includes Head of OSS, OSS Project Manager and Research Collective Community and Programme Developer.  This team is focused on delivery of OSS activity and also works as part of a wider cross departmental team. 



    Please click here for a full job description and a link to our application form – Job Openings (

  • 21 Jun 2023 2:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Producer: Public Programmes, We The Curious


    Sitting within the We The Curious Programming team, the Assistant Producer: Public Programmes plays a key role in the development and delivery of the wide-ranging public events programme at our Harbourside venue; which is due to reopen early next year following a serious roof fire. Working alongside the department lead and our other Assistant Producer, this role is expected to lead on content creation for our in-venue programme of events, as well as support the delivery of activities, workshops and participatory experiences. 

    Primarily focussed on engaging non-school audiences, you will be helping to create experiences that specifically appeal to families, adults, the under 5’s, priority audience groups and everyone in-between. You will be expected to help bring together ideas and research from across the arts and sciences and collaborate with professional and community partners to create experiences that are playful, accessible and ultimately cultivate curiosity.


    Contract: 18-month fixed term contract

    Salary: £26,500 per annum

    Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours a week, working Tuesday to Saturday. Please note the role includes occasional evening working.

    Deadline for applications:  Sunday, 9th July, midnight

    Start date: Mid to late August, depending on notice period


    Click here for more information and to apply

  • 16 Jun 2023 1:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Innovation Communications and Engagement Manager, Great Ormond Street Hospital


    Closes: 30/06/2023

    Location: London

    Salary: £51,488 - £57,802 Per Annum Inclusive


    We are looking for an experienced Innovation Communications and Engagement Manager to join our Communications team, firmly focusing on Innovation and GOSH DRIVE.


    Our communications team builds connections, trust and shared understanding with patients, their families, colleagues and volunteers, partner organisations and others. We’re here to generate active support so that together we can advance care for children and young people with complex health needs and enable them to fulfil their potential.


    Working closely with the Communications team and Head of Research and Innovation Communications,  this pro-active post holder will develop and lead on dynamic, relevant and engaging Innovation campaigns and communications activity for colleagues, to raise participation in innovation amongst our diverse colleague base.


    This post will develop and lead on delivery of communication and engagement strategies for Innovation, including to our own staff. The post holder will work with colleagues to develop insights and surfacing staff experiences and ideas will be really important to the success of this role – you must build strong, lasting relationships. Supporting delivery of commercial partnership agreements and advising on brand and reputational matters with respect to Innovation communications is a further important part of this role.


    For full details, see here.


  • 13 Jun 2023 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: 23rd July

    The Cambridge Festival shares the research of the University of Cambridge with the public. Now in our fourth year, we are looking for someone with a passion for public engagement and events to help plan and deliver the next Festival, which will take place in March 2024.

    The role-holder will take responsibility to develop and deliver our schools and family programme for the Festival, alongside supporting our year-round University-wide activities. This is an exciting chance to engage with people both locally, globally, develop new activity strands, and support researchers across the University to engage.

    They will also build and manage working relationships with key public engagement and informal educational providers, both internal and external to the University, providing information, advice and training where appropriate.

    The role holder will also lead on coordinating our volunteer programme that supports our festival event delivery.

    On an ongoing basis, they will support the Festival Manager to deliver the Cambridge Festival, including the development of festival strategy, logistics, evaluation and health and safety protocols.

    The role is located in the central Public Engagement Team, part of the Office of External Affairs and Communications at the University of Cambridge.

    We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online here 

    For all enquiries please contact David Cain, email:

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Hours: Full Time

    Contract: Fixed Term (maternity cover, expected to last for a period of ten months)

    Closing Date: 23rd July 2023

    Interview Date: 8th August 2023

    Reference: AR3706

  • 13 Jun 2023 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The closing date is Sunday June 18th, 2023.

    About Us

    Centre of the Cell is an award-winning, informal biomedical science learning centre, based in the Blizard Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

    With its two iconic learning spaces, Centre of the Cell aims to inspire young people with an immersive digital interactive experience in STEMPod and through engaging science shows and workshops in Neuron Pod. We also deliver outreach programmes and events in schools and to community groups.

    In addition to this, Centre of the Cell has a Youth Membership Scheme with over 400 members and provides summer schools, volunteering and work experience opportunities, mentoring, help with university applications and co-production of the Big Question Lecture series.

    This is an exciting time for Centre of the Cell. We have just completed a £438,000 refurbishment of STEMPod with state-of-the-art computer and film technology and a refresh of activities and film to reflect the latest in biomedical research at Queen Mary University of London. There is also funding secured for a series of new interactives, shows and workshops to be developed and delivered in 2023-24.

    About The Role

    To support the next stages of our development plans, we are looking to appoint an Operations Manager.

    Working closely with the Director and Founder of Centre of the Cell, you will develop and implement strategic plans, including marketing and visitor experience, to support the growth and long-term future of Centre of the Cell and its offerings.

    This critical role will provide you with the opportunity to manage the full operational delivery of Centre of the Cell, including managing a small team of delivery staff, overseeing public engagement projects, and day to day finance, HR, and infrastructure tasks.

    About You

    Due to the current requirements of the role, on this occasion we are looking for an individual who has a background in working in a similar environment to ours (e.g museums, visitor attractions, heritage/science centres).

    You will currently be working (or previously worked) at a similar level and see our role as an opportunity to transfer your existing skills and experiences and add to your career portfolio, or you might see this as an exciting opportunity and new challenge to help shape our future delivery.

    Alternatively, you will be (or have been) part of a large operational team (in a deputy capacity) with similar, specific responsibilities to those set out and see our role as your opportunity to now have overall accountability and ownership for delivery whilst working at a higher level.

    You will be able to clearly demonstrate delivery in operational excellence in everything you do, whether that be financial and budget planning, project delivery, inspiring others through your line management skills or supporting strategic planning to enable tangible growth in the experiences of visitors, income generation and services offered.

    Our Benefits

    We offer a full, comprehensive, and flexible range of benefits and inclusive employment policies. More details can be found by visiting:

    Our Commitment

    Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

    Further information

    Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Fran Balkwill;

    The closing date is Sunday June 18th, 2023.

    Interviews (in person) will take place on Friday June 30th, 2023.

    Further details and apply

  • 13 Jun 2023 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: Monday 26th June

    Job Title: Science in Schools Presenter (London & South-East)

    Accountable to: Head of Schools, Impact and National Partnerships

    Location: Primary & Secondary Schools all over the UK

    Contract type: Permanent, full-time (35 hours a week) variable work pattern depending on location of bookings 

    Salary: £31,000 to £33,000 per annum             


    The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity providing science education and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world. These include the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES,  a national programme of Masterclasses for young people in mathematics and computer science, science workshops in our L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre, and animations and films from our YouTube channel.

    We are now looking for a Science in Schools Presenter who can deliver engaging science shows to children in primary and secondary schools across the UK, and who is confident in sharing their knowledge with teachers and school staff.  


    If successful, you will be delivering our popular science shows and professional development training sessions in schools in London and the surrounding counties. We will provide you with the scripts, the props, the training, and the bookings… all you need to focus on is delivering amazing shows that engage and enthral our audiences with the wonders of science. 


    We are looking for candidates who: 

    • Have experience in presenting educational content (not necessarily science-based) to children and adults with the ability to engage and excite audiences of all ages.
    • Are skilled performers with the confidence and ability to learn new content quickly and present to live audiences.  
    • Can act as an ambassador for the Royal Institution.  
    • Are committed to delivering exciting shows that keep everyone’s Health and Safety front and centre.  
    • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle  (mileage will be paid).


    If you would like to apply, please email by 10am on Monday 26 June 2023  with: 

    • An up-to-date CV  
    • A covering letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you want this role and how your skills, experience, and knowledge match the Job Description here: Schools Presenter London and the South-East | Royal Institution ( 
    • A link to an example of you presenting. We really want to see you in action (it does not need to be about science). 

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