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Communications - West of England Academic Health Science Network

This is an exciting opportunity to join the West of England Academic Health Science Network. This is a new post and you will work with the Directors to develop and maintain a comprehensive internal and external communications service for the WEAHSN and with partner and other external organisations including local and national business and commercial sector partners. You will take the lead for both internal and external communications. Working closely with the Director of Development, Events Manager, and other WEAHSN staff and any appointed external communications, marketing and PR providers the post holder will have responsibility for responding to media enquiries, providing proactive information to the media, managing an internal communications system and managing specific publicity and communication initiatives. You will represent the WEAHSN at the national AHSN communications forum and ensure our profile and reputation is enhanced locally and nationally through a variety of communications methods. 
The WEAHSN is one of 15 AHSNs that cover England. Our role is to bring together colleagues from every part of the health and care system to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth. 
We do so by focusing on the needs of our local populations and by fostering system-wide collaboration with health and social care providers, commissioners, academic partners and industry. Our new Communications Manager needs to be able to demonstrate an ability to work with stakeholders from across this range of sectors.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact: Natasha Swinscoe, Director of Development on 0117 900 3428 
Closing Date: (31.07.15)
Interview Date: (11.08.15)

Science Editor - UK home based - full-time, permanent

We have an opportunity for a science editor to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis and help communicate science for development.
Science Editor - UK home based £24–32,000 per annum + benefits
Green Ink is a world leader in communicating science for development. We’re also a nice company to work for. We’re looking for a science editor to join our team.
Are you the right person?
  • Knowledge of development issues (human health an advantage)?
  • Experience in preparing content for digital media?
  • Able to lead on planning and executing complex communications projects with timely and high quality outcomes?
  • Happy and able to work from home?
  • Able to generate outstanding content on science and development issues?
  • Willing to travel internationally?
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent?
If the answer is yes, please download an application pack and return it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline for applications: 8am (GMT) on 19 August 2015.
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Jacobs Science Writer Fellowship

New Swiss “Jacobs Science Writer Fellowship” Launched 
Application Deadline: August 15, 2015
This new Fellowship brings five U.S. or UK science or health policy journalists to Zurich, Switzerland, from December 1 - 5, 2015.  The purpose of the Fellowship is to advance public understanding of the work and research of the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize recipient, who is a leading international scholar in the field of youth development. In addition, the Fellowship connects these journalists with Swiss premier research institutions and the Swiss Science Writer Association. The Fellowship covers travel and ground costs. The program in Zurich includes one free day for individual plans and meetings.
The Laureate will be announced in October 2015. For more information on the Prize, including the laureates from previous years, visit The research field of the 2015 UK-based laureate is Social Neuroscience.
The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize rewards scientific advances of high quality and social relevance in the area of personality development in children and young people. It is of great importance to the Jacobs Foundation that scientific findings from interdisciplinary research should be applied in practice and understood by the public. The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize is endowed with one million Swiss francs (about $1M / £0.68M). More information on the Fellowship and the online application:

News Editor/Writer in Materials Science

We hope to engage an enthusiastic freelancer for up to 10 hours/week to help support our website for academics and industry researchers in all aspects of materials science and industry. We are seeking a talented editor/writer to identify newsworthy press releases on materials and produce brief descriptions for the materials community.
Closing Date: Monday 10 August 2015
Name: Stewart Bland, Elsevier, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Freelance Writers - Drug Discovery, IVD Clinical Diagnostics, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences

We are looking for freelancers to write technology-based science articles in the fields of Drug Discovery, IVD Clinical Diagnostics, Analytical Chemistry and Applied Sciences. The commissions will be based around new technologies and how scientists use these innovations to further their research.
To find out more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with examples of your work.
Closing Date : Wednesday 30 September 2015
Name: David Perrett, SelectScience, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Historic AAAS Kavli Competition Expands to Honor Excellence in Science Journalism Worldwide

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced a global expansion of its historic science journalism awards program, thanks to an additional generous endowment from The Kavli Foundation.
For the first time in its 70-year history, the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards program will this year accept entries from reporters working worldwide. Endowed by The Kavli Foundation in 2009, this year's doubling of the program endowment will further allow AAAS to bestow 16 instead of eight prizes annually. The value of top (Gold) awards will be increased from $3,500 to $5,000, and a $3,500 Silver prize has been added to each of the eight reporting categories.
To read more on the new categories and to enter the Awards visit the AAAS website.
Entry deadline 1 August 2015.
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