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Location: Hull or Watford, UK
Smith & Nephew is a diversified multinational, FTSE100 advanced medical technology business with over 15,000 employees and has an annual turnover of more than $4.6 billion.
We are looking for an experienced medical or scientific communicator, with a track record in a medical device, pharmaceutical or medical education environment.
Science Journalist sought
Location: Germany, Frankfurt
On behalf of our client – one of the world´s leading speciality chemicals companies we are searching for a Science Journalist who combines a deep knowledge of biology (nutrition resp. microbiology) issues and scientific writing.
Are you a scientist that would love the opportunity for global travel to world-class laboratories and scientific conferences? Are you excited about staying at the forefront of scientific research outside of the lab? Are you looking to develop a career in publishing or communication?
SciencePOD, which stands for Science Prose On-Demand, provides science writing and editing service to academic publishers, research organisations and many more entities of whom work in fields related to science, medicine and technology. We predominately publish bespoke magazine-style articles in a slick tablet-ready platform targeted at mainstream audiences.
JOURNALISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR CAREER-CHANGING SCIENCE IMMERSION FELLOWSHIP
Fellowship includes tuition, room and board for weeklong workshop that gives journalists the tools to break new environmental stories
Would you like to take your reporting to the next level of excellence? Do you have the science background, tools, and sources to break new stories and advance your career?
Call for Applications
The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its 19th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems, June 4 – 9, 2017. Ten early- to mid-career journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes tuition, travel support, and room and board, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment. Two of the ten slots will be awarded to internationally based journalists.
About the Workshop
The Workshop is held at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography one of the nation’s premier research institutions and home to Metcalf Institute. Using the world’s best-studied estuary, Narragansett Bay, as a living laboratory, the workshop gives journalists opportunities to explore and understand the effects of human activities on coastal ecosystems. In the field, lab, and classroom, Metcalf Fellows will:
Gain a greater understanding of how scientists conduct research
Develop the skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for general audiences
Build confidence in their abilities to discern the credibility of scientific sources
Acquire the skills needed to comb through complex scientific data to break stories on a range of science and environmental topics
Conduct a fisheries survey aboard a URI research vessel
Interact with leading researchers, policy experts in an informal, off-deadline atmosphere to cultivate new sources
Network and develop lasting relationships with journalists from around the globe
Metcalf Institute Annual Workshop alumni hail from the U.S. and around the world, including Nigeria, Italy, Pakistan, Philippines, Israel, South Africa, China, Singapore, Brazil, and India. Metcalf Fellows represent all media types and a wide variety of large and small news organizations ranging from local and regional newspapers and broadcast outlets to online and national/international outlets such as National Geographic, The New York Times, CNN, Marketplace, The Associated Press and PRI’s The World.
“It was one of the most extraordinary professional experiences of my life,” said 2016 Annual Workshop alumnus, Jeff Mosier of the Dallas Morning News. “I was absolutely floored.”
“I can’t emphasize enough how important this opportunity was for me,” said 2016 Annual Workshop alumna Catalina Jaramillo, freelance journalist. “I learned so much and made connections that I hope will last for a long time.”
“I now know how to interpret the science for my publications and actually tell the audiences the stories they need to hear,” said 2016 Annual Workshop alumna Doyin Adeoye of the Nigerian Tribune. “I’m ready to take African environmental reporting to the next level.”
Apply for the Annual Workshop here before February 6, 2017.
The Fellowship is geared to early to mid-career, full-time journalists from all media who are looking to start or expand coverage of the environment. Applicants must demonstrate a need for training in topics relating to global change in coastal environments. The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and travel support paid after the program in the amount of up to US$500 for U.S.-based journalists and up to US$1,000 for internationally based journalists. Journalists applying from outside the U.S. must provide written assurance that they have full travel funds and can obtain the appropriate visa. Applications for the 2017 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be submitted by February 6, 2017.
About Metcalf Institute
Metcalf Institute is a globally recognized leader in providing environmental science training for journalists. The Institute also offers communication workshops for scientists, science resources for journalists and free public lectures on environmental topics. Metcalf Institute was established at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography in 1997 with funding from three media foundations: the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, with additional support from the Telaka Foundation. Metcalf programming is underwritten by federal and foundation grants, as well as private donations managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation.
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Narragansett, RI 02882
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Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.
Chief Careers Editor, Nature
Preferably London or New York, but also open to San Francisco
We are looking for a Chief Careers Editor for the journal Nature, to lead a team in building a vibrant digital hub of editorial content that furthers the careers of scientists at all stages of their careers.
The Chief Careers Editor will be a natural innovator who thrives online. You will have significant experience in senior roles in scientific publishing and editing, with a proven track record managing editors and writers as well as experience in science journalism.
You will oversee the creation of editorially independent content focusing on research career trends and issues, and enabling researchers in their work. This content will be published online and in Nature’s print magazine, and might include service features, Q&As, how-to videos, personal essays, expert columns, advice columns, obituaries, announcements.
Your team will also curate relevant content to an online Careers hub designed to enhance the lives and careers of working scientists.
This role will also involve overseeing independently executed but commercially driven (such as sponsored) content for the hub and guiding a lively blog updating researchers on news in the career sector.
The Chief Careers Editor will also participate in the organization of Nature Careers Expos, helping to develop panel ideas and source speakers
Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the country they wish to work in. The level of appointment will be commensurate with experience.
For further details and to apply upload a copy of your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations.
Closing Date: Monday 20 June 2016
U.S.-based biotech magazine Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (http://www.genengnews.com/) is looking to expand its coverage of life science and biotechnology developments in Europe.
Experience in writing about the life sciences, biotechnology and/or the pharmaceutical industry a must. Looking for tech-savvy reporters across the biotechnologies spectrum with particular expertise in drug discovery, genomics and bioprocessing. Writers with research and lab experience in academia or industry or both preferred; writers holding a doctoral degree a plus.