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The fellowship is aimed at journalists and bloggers who would like to advance their knowledge in the area of sciences.

The fellows get the opportunity to attend the Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture and the Falling Walls Conference as well as an additional programme in Berlin around 8 and 9 November 2017.

The fellowship includes travel expenses, accommodation and conference fees.

Freelance and full-time journalists or bloggers with at least three years of professional experience.

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Application deadline: 25 June 2017

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Further information is available online at

Read about ABSW member Wendy Grossman's experience of Falling Walls.


EMBL is looking for a Head of Media Relations to lead all of its international media activities and raise the organisation’s profile with the press worldwide. As Head of Media Relations you would work with a group of writers, designers, web producers and analysts in our Strategy and Communications team, promoting the work of EMBL at its five sites in Europe.

We are an international, friendly and supportive team, with ties to scientists and professionals throughout EMBL and to the broader science communication community. This position is a new role, based in Heidelberg, Germany, and will involve some international travel.

Qualifications & experience:
As our ideal candidate, you will have a university degree or relevant professional qualification with substantial experience in a media-relations role in a science-based environment at international level. 

We are looking for someone with a proactive, open and professional attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to communicate confidently and clearly about complex scientific issues. You will have the ability to develop a media engagement plan, and experience developing content and ensuring its effective distribution. 

Calm and competent when faced with tricky reputational issues, you will have a track record for managing crisis situations and advising senior stakeholders. 

To really excel in this role, you will need to have experience building and maintaining relationships with journalists, and come with a strong network of international media contacts. You will also need to be good at building close working relationships across a wide range of stakeholders within and outside the organisation.

An excellent command of spoken and written English is necessary; fluency in German is highly desirable. Experience working in an international environment is an asset.

For more information and how to apply, go to:

Closing Date: Sunday 26 February 2017

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.

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.

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 ( 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.

Please email resume and three or four appropriate clips to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Cancer Research UK - research communications
At Cancer Research UK we produce content for our research community. We are putting together a panel of freelance science writers for a variety of commissions, helping us to communicate specific areas of our work to a wider audience, through print and online communications.
One example is the latest edition of the CRUK researcher annual publication Pioneering Research 2014/15, launched in July 2015.
If you’re interested in being considered, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with examples of your work and details of your subject areas.
Closing date: 30th October
Please note this post relates to being added to a pool of freelancers rather than an offer of immediate work.

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