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BioNews Science Editor - Part-time, London

BioNews Science Editor (part-time, Mondays and Fridays)
Employer: Progress Educational Trust
 
Job location: Central London
 
Salary: £9,000-£11,500 (depending on experience and qualifications)
 
This is an exciting opportunity to work for BioNews, a free web- and email-based digest of news and developments in assisted conception, human genetics and embryo/stem cell research.
 
As Science Editor, you will be responsible for researching, writing and editing articles about assisted conception, human genetics, stem cells and related areas of science and policy, liaising with a team of BioNews volunteer writers, sending out the weekly BioNews email newsletters using our content management system, as well as managing our science writing scheme.
 
We are seeking a well-organised, self-motivated candidate, with excellent written and oral communications skills. A degree in a biological science subject and experience of researching, writing and editing articles for publication are also highly desirable for this job.
 
To apply, submit a cover letter together with a full curriculum vitae (to include the names of two referees) to Sarah Norcross: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Start date: Friday 10 April (or as soon as possible thereafter).
 
Closing Date: Monday 9 March 2015
 
 
 

Jawbreaker Audio Science Contest

Love science? Want to make some noise?
 
The Jawbreaker Audio Science Contest is accepting entries in .mp3 format from March 1st to June 15th. Interview someone, debate a topic that intrigues you, compare research or explain a STEM concept to others. Quilla Communications is looking for the content that interests you the most in the way you present it best. The contest is open to all nationalities and participants' submissions will be used in future collaborative science productions. For rules, prizes, contest information and to submit your entry, visit the contest website at www.quilla.info
 
Keep making noise!
 
Closing Date: Monday 15 June 2015
Organisation: Quilla Communications
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Communications Officer: China

 
Job Title:
Communications Officer 
Office:
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)
International Programme Office (IPO)
c/o Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Location:
No. 9 Dengzhuang Nanlu, Haidian District, Beijing 100094, China
Duration:
two years initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
Application deadline:
9 March 2015, no later than midnight China Standard Time (CST) [Sunday, 8 March 2015, 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)]
 
http://www.irdrinternational.org/
 
 

Head of Comms and PR - International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology - Nairobi

Help to promote research for food security and health in Kenya at icipe, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology.
 
We're looking for a Head of Communications and Public Relations - it's a great chance to help shape the communications agenda of an international organisation.
 
In collaboration with the management team, the successful candidate will design and implement a Centre-wide communications strategy, boosting the visibility of the Centre to its international donors and sharing the results of its research widely.
 
The new Head will oversee icipe’s communication outputs including its website, newsletters, corporate reports, training and dissemination materials, internal bulletins, social media, as well as scholarly articles in journals (including our journal, the International Journal of Tropical Insect Science).
 
There is already a strong team in place, with four full-time staff: a communications officer, a graphics designer, a science editor and an administrative assistant).
 
This is an international position. Nairobi has a thriving international research scene, hosting various CGIAR centres and several UN agencies. icipe employs a number of international staff. If the successful candidate is appointed from outside Kenya, he or she will be offered support to relocate and settle in the city.
 
The position description and details of how to apply are at:
 
Closing Date: Monday 2 March 2015
 
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship - apply now

Apply Now for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT
 
Knight Science Journalism at MIT offers U.S. and international journalists one of the best deals in journalism: 9 months of immersion in MIT's R&D culture. That includes direct access to dozens of top MIT and Boston-area researchers, participation in numerous seminars and field trips, free classes at MIT and Harvard, great networking with new contacts and colleagues, assistance executing an optional media project, and a chance to think deeply about the future of the journalism craft. 
 
Oh, did we mention the $70,000 stipend, plus health coverage?
 
KSJ is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Fellowship year, which runs from August 15, 2015 to May 15, 2016. While the program has historically been aimed at mid-career journalists covering science, health, and the environment, it's also open to writers covering technology and innovation. We invite applications from all journalists with a commitment to science and technology storytelling—whether they're freelance or staff, U.S. or international, working in print or broadcast or online media.
 
For background about the 2015-16 KSJ Fellowships, check out the following links:
 
 
And start working on your online application here:
 
 
Completed applications (including three letters of recommendation) are due at midnight on February 28, 2015. For more information see https://ksj.mit.edu/fellowships/faq/ or contact acting director Wade Roush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Closing Date: Saturday 28 February 2015
 

Experienced copywriter/editor Mendeley

An experienced copywriter and editor is required by a well-regarded reference management software developer and academic social network. 
 
This is a project based role, working remotely 70% of the time. Will suit a London / SE based candidate as occasional visits to office in Central London will be required.
 
Main purpose of this role is to produce B2C Marketing collateral and direct response copy primarily for website and email channels. Some content will have B2B focus.
Target audience: Academic researchers, higher education students (MA, PhD, Postdoc) and academic staff (Lecturers, Professors, Librarians). 
 
Experience of writing for academic audiences is essential.
 
Closing Date: Friday 27 February 2015
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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