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  • 11 Jun 2021 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Digital Editor – The Evidence Base®

    Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

    Contract: Permanent

    Reporting to a Senior Editor in the Digital team at Future Science Group (https://www.future-science-group.com/), this role will see you manage one of our specialized online communities, tailored towards the real-world evidence and health economics community (https://www.evidencebaseonline.com/). The role will oversee the content of this online resource, including, but not limited to, editing, writing and posting of news; commissioning and writing articles and conducting interviews; liaising with sales, marketing and journal editors; management of social media channels; and effective management of the website’s Ambassadors; acting as figurehead for the website and its products; leveraging a range of media (graphics, videos etc) to tell a story. Building and maintaining relevant relationships will be a key performance indicator in order to grow a community of key opinion leaders and members. This position will also see you support our Events Director in the development and content creation around a sister virtual/in-person event, launching soon.

    On a day-to-day basis, you will work across a range of different editorial and commercially-led projects. You will have responsibility for ensuring the quality and consistency of the website and all related products, as well as acting as a figurehead for the products.

    In this role you will develop content management, communication and editorial skills. You will also work closely with your line manager to develop a robust content and outreach strategy.

    We are looking for graduates with a strong academic background in life sciences or other relevant subject (2.1 or above), or someone with 1–2 years of editorial experience who is looking for their next opportunity.

    All applicants must have a keen interest in scientific publishing and the enthusiasm to learn and establish a career in publishing. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work quickly, under pressure and to deadlines, while maintaining high standards, have excellent organization and time-management skills, an eye for detail, and be keen to build their knowledge of digital publishing. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must.

    Founded in 2001, FSG is a progressive publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research. The company’s aim is to serve the advancement of clinical practice and drug research by enhancing the efficiency of communication among clinicians, researchers and decision-makers, and by providing innovative solutions to their information needs. It achieves this via its core business of subscription and open access journals, alongside specialist knowledge networks and content hubs.

    Candidates should apply to Freya Leask, f.leask@futuremedicine.com with their CV and cover letter, including salary expectations. Closing date is 30th June 2021.

  • 20 May 2021 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary: £30,700 per annum

    Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

    Contract: Permanent 

    We The Curious is due to open in May for the first time since March 2020 with a brand-new exhibition! This is an exciting time to come on board as Exhibitions Engineer and be part of the Exhibitions team. Based in our onsite workshop you will ensure that every visitor receives the best quality experience by delivering a comprehensive programme of preventative and reactive maintenance for all our exhibitions and workshop equipment. The role will also include refurbishment and construction of in-house interactive exhibits, set work and props.

    We The Curious includes 200 different exhibits over two floors, incorporating water, pneumatics, lighting, electronic, mechanical and computer systems; therefore a general knowledge and understanding in all the general principles and an ability to fault find and problem solve is essential.

    To Apply:

    Please click here to see a full job description and details on how to apply.

    Applications close on the Monday 31st May 2021 at midnight. 


  • 10 May 2021 7:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Counterfactual Ventures is an all-in-one VC fund, R&D Institute, talent sourcing firm and startup incubator aimed at transforming food systems change. We believe that replacing factory farming with more humane, just, sustainable, nutritious, and pandemic risk-free alternatives is an increasingly urgent global need.

    As the Manager of Talent Engagement & Operations, you will oversee the end-to-end journey of co-founders from our cohorts, starting from their recruitment until their graduation of the incubation program. For more details, a video role description and application form go to our site at: https://www.counterfactual.co/mteo


    Closing Date: Deadline is May 23, 2021



  • 10 May 2021 7:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you are a motivated, forward-thinking, high calibre pharmaceutical, biotech or biomedical research professional with an exceptional leadership style, this is a unique opportunity to support a ground-breaking charity in their mission to end animal testing.

     

    About Us

     

    Animal Free Research UK is the leading charity working towards a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering. By pioneering excellence, inspiring and supporting scientists and influencing change, we are improving medical research and putting an end to animal testing.

     

    By 2040, we aim to transform medical research and regulation in the UK so that the development of treatments for human diseases can be entirely animal free and breakthroughs can be achieved faster.

     

    To ensure we achieve our vision, we need to influence change, particularly within the scientific community. As such, we are looking for a Science Director to join us to lead all scientific activities and oversee our Public Affairs workstream.

     

    The Benefits

     

    - Salary of up to £55,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

    - Pension

    - Flexible/home working options

    - 30 days’ annual leave

    - Join a charity that places ethics at the heart of science

     

    This is an amazing opportunity to drive awareness of the alternatives to animal testing, which will ultimately make a life-saving difference to people and animals.

     

    You will have the chance to make a lasting impact, both within our organisation and outside of it, by leading on all science matters and shaping our Public Affairs function.

     

    You will be able to influence the legislation that supports animal free research, making this a unique opportunity to help end animal suffering and transform the way in which disease is combatted. If you think you could make a difference as part of our award-winning team, we want to hear from you.

     

    The Role

     

    As the Science Director, you will provide outstanding leadership for all scientific activities of Animal Free Research UK. You will develop new workstreams to grow our influence, increase our impact and deliver our strategic goals.

     

    Reporting to the CEO, you will use scientific and industry or academic expertise to enable us to influence progressive change within academia, the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory framework. Applying knowledge of new approach methodologies, you will gain acceptance of replacing the use of animals in medical research.

     

    Additionally, you will oversee public affairs, ensuring the strategic deployment of our resources to create the most impact to support our vision.

     

    Engaging with an extensive range of decision makers and stakeholders, you will also:

     

    - Provide scientific expertise to our CEO and Trustees

    - Take ownership of our grants portfolio

    - Lead and motivate our Science and Public Affairs team

    - Act as a spokesperson for the charity

    - Ensure our cause is promoted with passion and backed up by factual, reliable information

    - Work to expand our range of science products, events and programmes

     

    About You

     

    To join us as our Science Director, you will need:

     

    - Previous experience working in either the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, or in a related biomedical scientific academic field

    - Proven leadership skills

    - Experience of public speaking

    - A PHD in a scientific discipline, ideally within biomedical research

     

    A leadership qualification and/or training would be desirable for this role, as would education or training in systems thinking practice. Experience of developing and delivering strategy and managing grants portfolios would also be beneficial, as would experience working in and/or with the charity sector.

     

    Other organisations may call this role Scientific Director, Scientific Public Affairs Director, Head of Research, Head of Scientific Research, Head of Biomedical Research, Head of Pharmaceutical Research, or Head of Biotech Research.

     

    Webrecruit and Animal Free Research UK are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

     https://app.webrecruit.co/JobSeeker/ApplyOnline?jobid=65143&boardid=3182

    The closing date is 25/05/2021 


  • 10 May 2021 7:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new job opening at the Institute of Making; an Events Assistant role, six-month maternity cover, 4 days per week.The job would particularly suit someone who is at the beginning of their events career and is looking for an opportunity to learn the basics of events delivery and administration.

    For more information see www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/blog/2021/05/were-hiring2


    The Institute of Making is a unique organisation that explores the wonder of materials and the

    made world through a wide range of activities. Our areas of work include: providing a Makespace

    with a team of technicians; producing popular hands-on event programmes for UCL staff,

    students and the public; maintaining a celebrated Materials Library, and leading ground-breaking

    academic research projects.

    Through all of the above, the Institute of Making ensures a creative home for all those who would

    like to collaborate, innovate, contemplate and understand making – creating a space for truly

    imaginative and unexpected projects. The Institute of Making is physically based within the UCL

    Faculty of Engineering, but works across all disciplines and subject matters, and with every

    imaginable type of maker, including artists, engineers, chemists, linguists, technologists,

    archaeologists, designers, social scientists and architects.

    This post is funded until December 2021 in the first instance.

    Main purpose of the job

    The Events Assistant will support the Events Manager to deliver creative and inspiring events,

    talks and activities that celebrate materials and making for a wide-ranging audience of UCL

    students, staff and the public, including young people, community organisations and families.

    The Events Assistant will provide administrative support and assistance at events themselves, as

    well as assisting with pre- and post-event organisation and admin. For the moment, all events are

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    taking place online, but they may return to the Institute of Making workshop later on in 2021, if

    and when it is safe to do so.

    Duties and responsibilities

    The post-holder will be part of the Institute of Making team, assisting in three areas of work. In

    this role you will:

    Public-facing services:

     Act as initial point of contact for all event enquiries (in person, by telephone or by email): deal

    with these quickly, thoroughly and with politeness and courtesy, where necessary consulting

    with your manager.

     Give technical support with online event technologies such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams etc.

     Work with Events Manager to draft social media post text and prepare images.

    Events administration

     Upload new events listings onto the website.

     Update and maintain the Institute of Making calendars.

     Manage participant lists and registration processes for events through online events.

    management systems (e.g. Eventbrite and Institute of Making’s member booking system)

     Undertake finance admin such as processing purchase orders, invoices and expenses, and

    setting up new suppliers.

     Source and order materials and equipment for events.

     Put together postal resource kits for participants, event slides, and any other event resources

    needed.

     Take notes at events meetings.

     Maintain event photography archive and events log.

    Organisational tasks

     Assist in communicating with deliverers and service providers.

     Work closely with the Institute of Making team to ensure that events are well coordinated and

    well communicated.

     Update staff on the events happening on a weekly basis and make suggestions for staff

    attendance based on interest and current projects.

     Assist with research for events, including identifying contacts and themes, and testing making

    processes for events.

    Other duties

     The post may require occasional evening or weekend working hours.

     Take UCL Finance training and UCL Health & Safety training on starting the role.

     Continue to develop skills and knowledge in events work practices, policies and procedures.

    We welcome questions about the role by email on events@instituteofmaking.org.uk and through Instagram direct message onwww.instagram.com/of_making/.



  • 10 May 2021 7:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you seeking a new adventure in Science? Join our growing team of Science communicators (Mad Scientists) whose purpose is to in still passion and excite the future generation of Scientists, Thinkers, Creators and problem solvers.

    We’re recruiting dynamic individuals with a strong work ethic, capable of delivering our hands on, activity based sessions, fostering a fun and inclusive environment for all. In return for your time and effort we’ll reward you with a good remuneration package, excellent experience, and an awesome team to help you reach your full potential. 


    If you like working with children, want to give back to your community, or have a keen eye for how things work; we’d love to talk to you. If you can inspire primary school children to enjoy the love of exploration and experimentation we can’t wait to hear from you.

    Join Mad Science South Wales & Bristol today
    and unleash the whole world of Science discovery that awaits! 

    JOB ROLE

    • Science Activity Camp Leader 

    • Supervise and host activities for groups of up to 30 children 

    • Be a customer facing brand ambassador 

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Availability summer holidays and training dates (MON - FRI 8.00AM - 5.00PM) 

    • Enhanced DBS Clearance (Check can be provided prior to appointment) 

    • Positive Attitude

    • Confident Presenter 

    • Excellent Work Ethic 

    • Plays well with others

    • Encourages inquisitive minds 

    • Ability to learn & digest information (activities and science knowledge) 

    ADVANTAGEOUS

    • Own Car & Clean Drivers Licence 

    • Welsh Speaking (for Wales based positions)

    • First Aid Trained 

    OFFER

    2-7 full weeks of work depending on availability.

    £80 per day + BONUS SCHEME

    Fantastic Job Satisfaction 

    Ongoing opportunities to continue work beyond Summer 


    KEY DATES (mandatory attendance)


    Interviews

    Wednesday 26th May in person group interview ( in Bristol)
    Wednesday 2nd June (group zoom interview)

    Paid Compulsory Training days:
    Mon 14th June (Bristol)

    Wednesday 16th June (Swansea) 

    You will need to attend one of these training days but it doesn’t need to be the one closest to where you will be working. 

    Second compulsory training day 

    8th July Bristol

    9th July Swansea


    First Aid - You will need to attend one of two offered paediatric first aid courses (free of charge) unless you have a current first aid certificate. 


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    APPLICATIONS

    Applications Close Thursday 20th May.
    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 21st May with an invitation to attend interview.

    Please complete Online Application form & attach a cover letter with your favourite science experiment and why you chose it 

    For further details email info@madsciencesouthwales.co.uk
    Please include. “Summer Camp Work”  in the Subject. 

  • 07 May 2021 12:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The EuroGCT project is looking for information officers to communicate reliable and accessible information about gene and cell therapy to stakeholders. One full-time post (or two half-time) will focus on developing resources for non-specialist audiences and engaging patients, people affected by conditions, healthcare professionals and the public with gene and cell therapy research. The other half-time post will focus on developing resources related to the ATMP product development pathway, with an emphasis on the research and regulatory communities as target audiences.

    Salary £28,331-£32,816

    Full-time (35 hours per week) or Part-time (17.5 hours per week)

    Fixed-term (12 months)

    Application deadline: 26th May

    Find more information and apply via the University of Edinburgh’s job website:

     

    Information Officer - Gene and Cell Therapy, University of Edinburgh, £28.3k min, deadline: 26th May

     

    Information Officer - ATMP Product Development Pathway, University of Edinburgh, £28.3k min, deadline: 26th May


  • 07 May 2021 12:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This role supports family visitors to the Science Oxford Centre on Saturdays and some school holiday weekdays. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in science and who enjoys engaging with people and full (paid) training will be provided.

    Rate of pay £8-10.21 per hour.

    Application deadline is 17th May with start dates from 29th May.

    For a full job description and details on how to apply: https://theoxfordtrust.co.uk/vacancies/


  • 22 Apr 2021 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sense about Science is a unique campaigning charity that has turned the case for sound science and evidence into popular campaigns such as Ask for Evidence. It has run effective global initiatives to expand and protect discussions of evidence, including Transparency of Evidence and AllTrials, and to equip the public, media and decision makers with 21st Century tools for understanding evidence.

    Job description

    The role of senior communications officer involves planning and delivering publicity for our activities and events, identifying and seeing through opportunities to communicate our mission and work and developing the voice of the organisation. The role involves:

    • Planning and delivering communications across traditional and social media, for both our day-to-day activities and flagship events such as the annual Maddox Prize and Evidence Week
    • Responsibility for recognition in the public engagement space of Sense about Science’s achievements and roles, our ‘public fingerprint’, Director profile, organisation profile, and thought leadership
    • Writing engaging and informative newsletters and website announcements that inspire people to take action
    • Developing media contacts and responding to media inquiries
    • Proactively responding to the news agenda to pitch stories and comment
    • Responsibility for maintaining and developing the website and adding new content.
    • Supporting the communications activity of the senior staff team
    • Representing Sense about Science at meetings and workshops.

    You will be articulate, motivated and ambitious about our aims. It is a busy office and no two days are the same so you need to be able to plan well but adapt quickly. The ideal candidate will have:

    • Demonstrable experience of writing engaging content including press releases and for social media
    • Experience in a communications role within a campaigning organisation
    • Experience successfully pitching stories and building relationships with the press
    • Experience with working with web CMS systems, particularly WordPress
    • Experience working with and implementing branding guidelines
    • Experience of planning and delivering communications plans for both day-to-day activity and key events
    • A university degree
    • An appetite for science news, public debate and current affairs
    • Confidence, unflappability and initiative
    • The ability to effectively prioritise and manage workload in times of high activity and use quieter periods to plan ahead
    • Skills and experience in Photoshop and/or InDesign and/or Canva.

    However, if you don’t have a CV that matches all these requirements but you are absolutely convinced you are right for the post, feel free to write to us to make the case. There is great scope in this job to develop the role and make it your own.

    Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

    Salary £28,000 – 30,000 p/a. Central London (W1). Will include some travel and out of hours activity.

    To apply please address your application to Nita Pillai with a one-page letter and a 2 page CV. Email to recruitment@senseaboutscience.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED. Please send applications by 11:59.pm, 2nd May 2021.

    Interviews will be held w/b 10th May.

    All shortlisted candidates will hear by COP on Thursday 6th May. Please note that we will not be able to notify those candidates who have not been shortlisted.

    https://senseaboutscience.org/activities/vacancy-senior-communications-officer/ 

  • 22 Apr 2021 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sense about Science is a unique campaigning charity that has turned the case for sound science and evidence into popular campaigns such as Ask for Evidence. It has run effective global initiatives to expand and protect discussions of evidence, including Transparency of Evidence and AllTrials, and to equip the public, media and decision makers with 21st Century tools for understanding evidence.

    We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead an exciting new long-term project to help communities negotiate information about risk. The case for risk literacy has been often stated, from food safety to energy generation. Institutions and governments now need to learn more about what people want and need when they are engaged in discussing risks and safety. This project will develop a global network of people who lead risk literacy in their communities and develop a user-driven platform for resources and assimilating experiences.

    The project, which is set to run for 5 years following a successful 2-year phase, is central to Sense About Science’s mission to equip people and their communities to engage with evidence and to empower them to weigh up risks and benefits.

    The role involves:

    • Developing a project plan for delivery of the project, with activities and decision points
    • Ensuring the timely and effective delivery of all project activities, working with the small project team, partners and contributors
    • Generating engaging content for the risk literacy platform and managing others to deliver suitable material
    • Cultivating successful relationships, ranging from community groups to experts and senior figures at international government agencies, and working with the director to secure commitments from major institutions to further the goals of the project
    • Monitoring progress and impact against objectives and reporting monthly to the project steering group
      Organising and managing meetings
    • Managing the project budget and expenditure, with the support of the Head of Programmes and Operations
    • Promoting the project externally, in writing and at meetings and speaking at events

    You will be a graduate in any field with experience of research evidence and motivated by the idea of empowering people to make sense of statistics, and you’ll have experience in managing projects beyond academic research. You’ll need to write well for popular readers and have strengths in analysing and conveying complex issues effectively. You need to be confident and comfortable dealing with a range of people and organisations, from multilateral institutions like the World Bank to community groups such as fishing cooperatives. Working sensitively and effectively across different cultures and geographic locations is essential. You need to be able to manage multiple demands and prioritise to meet objectives. Familiarity with web CMS systems (ideally WordPress) or other platforms would be an advantage.

    You will be motivated and ambitious about the potential of this project to further the practical understanding of risk. An understanding of risk and risk literacy may be an advantage, but if you are intellectually curious and a quick learner, we would be keen to hear from you.

    Salary £36,000 p/a. This is a fixed term contract of 20 months (with the possibility of extension, subject to funding). Central London (W1). Will include some travel and out of hours activity.

    To apply please email recruitment@senseaboutscience.org with a one-page letter and a 2-page max CV. Please put the job title in the subject line.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED. Please send applications by 11:59.pm, 2nd May 2021.

    First round interviews will be held w/b 10th May with second round interviews w/b 17th May.

    All shortlisted candidates will hear by close of play on Thursday 6th May. Please note that we will not be able to notify those candidates who have not been shortlisted.

    https://senseaboutscience.org/activities/vacancy-project-manager/


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