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  • 08 Mar 2022 2:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 22nd March

    We are looking for an engagement and interpretation trainee to join our team. This is a one-year traineeship position working on a major conservation project in the Teesdale area in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO Global Geopark. Full time, salary in the region of £19k.

     

    Details, including a pre-application Q&A session, and link to apply are on our website here along with any other current vacancies: https://www.northpennines.org.uk/what_we_do/about-us/jobs/

    Please direct any questions to the contact given on the web page.


  • 08 Mar 2022 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing Date 12pm 15th March 2022

    Learning Consultancy: Stonehenge STEM in Heritage Learning Programme
    English Heritage


    The new Stonehenge Learning Centre, including development and delivery of an innovative ‘STEM in Heritage’ offer, aims to be a sector leader in heritage education and a pioneer in engaging learners with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths within a heritage context.

     

    Building on the success of the Discovery Visit programme at Stonehenge, the new STEM Heritage Learning programme represents a significant step-change in our offer, creating original and exciting opportunities for students to participate in innovative workshops and activities shaped in collaboration with teachers, academics and industry specialists, and informed by the proposed Stonehenge Learning Advisory Board.

     

    To get the maximum benefit from the innovation of a heritage-based STEM programme, we seek to develop a new suite of curriculum-linked STEM in Heritage programmes, including both self- and expert-led workshops. We also plan to update and enhance the existing suite of learning programmes (DVs and FEVs) which are inspirational and sector-leading to maximise their potential to contribute to STEM learning.

     

    English Heritage is looking to appoint a consultant to deliver the development and implementation of a suite of curriculum-linked STEM in Heritage programmes. For further details please see the specification within the tender documentation.

    Length of Contract: From April 2022 - September 2024

    Overall budget is £60,000, inclusive of travel, accommodation and VAT. The appointed consultant will have access to a separate delivery budget of £10,000 to cover costs related to stakeholder consultation, including pilot activities, materials, etc.

    Those interested in this opportunity should register at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/english-heritage/aspx/Home in order to express interest and download documentation

     

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  • 08 Mar 2022 2:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 31st March 2022

    We have two exciting opportunities to join our new formed Science Engagement and Enrichment team, to develop and deliver an innovative programme of engagement activities for public and community groups. 

     

    The Science Engagement and Enrichment team is part of Engagement and Society programme at Wellcome Connecting Science, and the role benefits from cross-working with a range of companion teams with diverse expertise. The Science Engagement and Enrichment team strives to place inclusion, equality and social justice at the centre of our work.

     

    For an informal chat about either role please contact Francesca Gale, Education and Learning Manager (francesca.gale@wellcomegenomecampus.org)

     

    Science Engagement Manager (Public and Community):https://www.wellcomeconnectingscience.org/news_item/join-us-science-engagement-manager-public-and-community/

    Salary per annum: £37,744 – £45,672, Full Time/Flexible working considered. Permanent

     

    Science Engagement Officer (Public and Community): https://www.wellcomeconnectingscience.org/news_item/join-us-science-engagement-officer-public-and-community/

    Salary per annum: £27,536 – £33,330, Full Time/Flexible working considered. Permanent

     

    Closing Date for both roles: 31 March 2022

    Interviews to take place w/c 11th April


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    Wellcome Connecting Science enables everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.


  • 08 Mar 2022 2:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 31st March 2022

    We have two exciting opportunities to join our new formed Science Engagement and Enrichment team, to develop and deliver an innovative programme of engagement activities for public and community groups. 

     

    The Science Engagement and Enrichment team is part of Engagement and Society programme at Wellcome Connecting Science, and the role benefits from cross-working with a range of companion teams with diverse expertise. The Science Engagement and Enrichment team strives to place inclusion, equality and social justice at the centre of our work.

     

    For an informal chat about either role please contact Francesca Gale, Education and Learning Manager (francesca.gale@wellcomegenomecampus.org)

     

    Science Engagement Manager (Public and Community):https://www.wellcomeconnectingscience.org/news_item/join-us-science-engagement-manager-public-and-community/

    Salary per annum: £37,744 – £45,672, Full Time/Flexible working considered. Permanent

     

    Science Engagement Officer (Public and Community): https://www.wellcomeconnectingscience.org/news_item/join-us-science-engagement-officer-public-and-community/

    Salary per annum: £27,536 – £33,330, Full Time/Flexible working considered. Permanent

     

    Closing Date for both roles: 31 March 2022

    Interviews to take place w/c 11th April


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    wellcomeconnectingscience.org/publicengagement

     

    Wellcome Connecting Science enables everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.


  • 03 Mar 2022 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing Date 8th March 2022

     

    Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is looking to recruit 4 full time Explainers to join our Engagement Team, to engage visitors with the science and heritage of this internationally significant site, providing answers to their questions, introducing them to exhibits and describing Jodrell Bank’s science, engineering and heritage in a friendly, efficient and informative way. This is a public-facing role, although it will also sometimes include elements of organising and supporting other activities in the Centre such as festivals and other events. Ideal candidates should be knowledgeable and passionate about astronomy, with the ability to instil that passion in others.

     

    Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is one of The University of Manchester’s cultural institutions. We are the Centre for Engagement with the science, heritage and culture of Jodrell Bank, engaging our visitors through a year-round visitor experience via our exhibitions, grounds, events and festivals. We were established in 2011 and typically welcome around 160,000 annual visitors per year. Jodrell Bank was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019 in recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact.

    The Centre is undergoing a major development with the opening of its new NLHF-funded First Light Pavilion later this summer. This new Pavilion will broaden the Discovery Centre’s offer by bringing in heritage and cultural engagement alongside science. Find out more about the First Light Project on our website here

    First Light at Jodrell Bank - Jodrell Bank and about our new roles here Jobs at Jodrell! - Jodrell Bank

     

    Hours per week:  35 hours (full time). This post involves working 5 days over 7 on a rota basis with regular weekend working, with some evenings and Bank Holidays

    Salary: £18,852 - £21,135

    Employment type:  Permanent

    Location:  Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

     

    Applications are through the University of Manchester website The University of Manchester | Jobs | Search here for your perfect career

     

    The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. For more information please contact Christian Knight, Exhibitions Manager- Email christian.knight@manchester.ac.uk


  • 01 Mar 2022 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: 20 April 2022

    Public engagement professional 30-80%, Switzerland

    We are hiring a public engagement professional with a background in astronomy or a strong motivation to familiarise with the field in a short time. A good knowledge of German is a requirement.

    You will work in a small team building up an astronomy themed Open Science Club in a suburb of Zurich.

    The club aims at promoting long-term engagement with astronomy, focusing on citizen science and complemented by a variety of other activities that deepen interest and facilitate learning. The project is based on the concept of learning ecologies. Inclusion is a key concern.

    You will be involved in all tasks from conceptional work to the delivery of activities, community building, evaluation and more. You will have to move to Switzerland for the duration of the contract.

    More information https://apply.refline.ch/655298/3149/pub/1/index.html 

    Salary: £25,000 - £60,000 

    Contract: 1 year, possibility of extension in case of successful project result

    Employer: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland


    Work location: Raumschiff - the Maker Space for Astronomy, Switzerland


    Closing date: 20 April


  • 01 Mar 2022 2:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: 21 March 2022

    1.

    Doctoral student position: Fostering Inquiry-Based Practices in Science Teaching of Italian Middle School Teachers

    https://international-relations.web.cern.ch/opportunities/2021/fostering-inquiry-based-practices-science-teaching-italian-middle-school

    Closing date: 21 March 2022

    Interest in science is a crucial component of the scientific literacy, and several studies show the effectiveness of Hands-on and Inquiry-Based learning activities in fostering the students motivation in school science.

    HOP, Hands-on Physics, is a project developed by the CERN Science Gateway Education Labs team aiming at empowering Italian middle school (grades 6 to 8) science teachers to adopt an Inquiry-Based approach in their teaching.

    HOP started in 2019 with the development of a collection of teaching units on different physics topics, including a series of experimental activities put together in all-in-one education kit ready to be used in classroom. The second phase of the project will focus on the development of professional training sessions for teachers to reactivate their physics knowledge and to encourage them to include physics experiments, like the ones in the education kit, in their classroom.

    In order to evaluate the impact of this project on teacher practices, a comprehensive study should be conducted.

    This thesis will focus on the effect of the HOP training sessions on the attitude of teachers towards the education kit, and the implementation of the experimental practices in their science teaching on a long term.

     

    2.

    Doctoral student position: Investigating the Impact of the CERN Programme for High-School Students

    https://international-relations.web.cern.ch/opportunities/2021/investigating-impact-cern-programme-high-school-students

    Closing date: 21 March 2022


    The educational offer of CERN includes several programmes for high-school students, 16 years and older, aiming at bringing them in contact with the scientific research at an early stage of their career.

    Currently, the flagship programmes are Beamline for Schools and the High-School Student Internship Program (HSSIP). Beamline for Schools is an international competition where teams of students are invited to write the  proposal of an experiment suitable to be performed at the beam line of a particle accelerator, and win the opportunity to access an experimental facility to realize it.

    HSSIP is a two-week long internship that gives students the opportunity to gain experience in science, technology and engineering at CERN. Beamline for Schools is running since 2014, while HSSIP started in 2017, with a pilot phase involving national programmes for 21 CERN member states. Both these programmes received very positive feedback from the participants, and the stakeholders involved in the organization, but a systematic study on their impact on young students is crucial to further develop and improve them.

    The goal of this thesis is to study the effect of these programmes on the participants’ view of nature of science, and their career aspiration in the field of STEM. The research project will be conducted in the context of the specific format of each program, i.e. an international team competition, or a national or international internship.

     

    3.

    Doctoral student position: Evaluation of Teachers’ Views on and Preferences for their Professional Development

    https://international-relations.web.cern.ch/opportunities/2021/evaluation-teachers-views-and-preferences-their-professional-development

    Closing date: 21 March 2022

     

    Every year, CERN offers numerous professional development programmes for in-service high-school science teachers to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in particle physics and related areas, and experience a dynamic, international research environment. All programmes are facilitated by experts in the field of physics, engineering, and computing and include an extensive lecture and visit itinerary (http://teachers.cern). However, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CERN’s teacher programmes were delivered in an online setting only and future developments of CERN’s teacher programmes foresee the instalment of hybrid teacher programmes. Here, teachers will follow lectures remotely leading up to an extensive on-site visit at CERN that will feature both visits and discussion sessions.

    Therefore, the goal of this PhD project is to investigate teachers’ views on and preferences for professional development programmes in on-site and online settings to support the ongoing research-based development of CERN’s teacher programmes. Previous studies have already shown that teachers are essential for students’ success in formal education (Chetty et al., 2014) and that professional development programmes are foundational in reforming and enhancing teachers’ instructional practices (Capps et al., 2012). However, education research has also suggested that there exist discrepancies between the features of professional development programmes that the literature indicates to be effective and the features that teachers consider to be preferable (Owens et al., 2018). Therefore, the research aim of this doctoral research project is to contribute to narrowing this research-practice gap by virtue of empirical studies on the development and implementation of hybrid teacher programmes at CERN.


  • 01 Mar 2022 2:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date 22 March 2022 

    We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic research associate to work on projects focused on opioid utilisation and safety, an area of international interest. 

    The successful candidate will take a leading role in the analysis of research studies utilising primary and secondary care electronic health records (EHRs) and join a growing team of analysts and methodologists based in the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis (CfE). The CfE is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for musculoskeletal epidemiology in the UK and a part of the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research (CfMR), a EULAR Centre of Excellence. They will collaborate on projects in a multidisciplinary research environment, be supported in their professional development, whilst working with colleagues internationally, from the Centre of Health Informatics and from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

    Role: Based at the CfE, you will work with established primary care EHRs from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) as well as emerging linked secondary and primary care EHRs from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, a Global Digital Exemplar site. Focussed on patients with musculoskeletal conditions and post-surgery, the projects will address a range of research questions to identify patients at high-risk of opioid-related harms. You will gain experience in using a range of platforms using state-of the art statistical methods to address clinically important research questions, with potential to drive improvements in future prescribing of opioids and impact policy. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects funded through Versus Arthritis, European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) and NIHR. Remote starts will be possible.

    More Information & How to Apply >>>>>  

    https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=21836

    About us 

    The Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis is a vibrant, interdisciplinary research centre that aims to improve the lives of people with musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases. We do this by understanding how commonly MSK disease occurs, the impact that it has on patients, and the safety and effectiveness of treatments. The Centre is founded on a strong legacy of MSK epidemiology in Manchester dating back to the 1950s, and has evolved to deliver best practice for modern epidemiology in the 21st Century. Our research has local, national and global impact upon clinical practice, policy, guidelines, and on patients, their families and the wider community.


    More about us here: https://www.cfe.manchester.ac.uk/  


  • 01 Mar 2022 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date 14th March 2022

    The Engineering Education Scheme Wales Ltd is currently seeking a South Wales Activity Deliverer, who will work under the supervision of the Activity Manager and Chief Executive Officer to develop activities for the STEMCymru II Project and deliver exciting and motivating STEM activities in schools.

    This is initially a fixed term contract until 30th June 2022 (with extension to March 2023 depending on funding).

    As an Activity Deliverer, you will be responsible for delivering various STEM activities in schools.  You will deliver sessions to groups of pupils within their schools, as well as assisting the Activity Manager and other deliverers with the development of new STEM activities to be delivered across Wales.

    This job role is suitable for teaching professionals or those who are looking to work in Education.

     

    You are advised to read the Job Description before applying for this vacancy.

     

    The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday and will be based at the Waterton Centre, Bridgend/ Your own home (depending on location).  Travel across Wales will be required as part of this role and your own transport is essential.  The salary for this position will be up to £26,000 per annum (depending on experience), with an allowance of 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays).

    To download the Job Description, Application Form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Job Applicant Privacy notice please visit:  https://www.stemcymru.org.uk/home/resources/

    Please send the completed application and equal opportunities forms and a copy of your CV to info@stemcymru.org.uk by midday on Monday 14th March 2022.  Please note, applications will not be accepted unless the documentation is complete and the declaration on the application form signed.

    This post is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office, for the STEMCymru II Project (80726) and the Welsh Government Education Directorate.


  • 18 Feb 2022 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 28th February 2022

    https://theoxfordtrust.co.uk/vacancies/

    This is a fixed term (14 month) full time maternity cover role leading the team that provide STEM activities, programmes and training for primary children and teachers, families and young people. The salary is £30-35K and the full job specification and application form can be found here: https://theoxfordtrust.co.uk/vacancies/

    The deadline is 9am on Monday 28 February and interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 March.

     


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