26. October 2014 - STFC
Sandwich Student/Science Media Researcher
Sandwich Student/Science Media Researcher
26. October 2014 - STFC
Sandwich Student/Science Media Researcher
Sandwich Student/Science Media Researcher
Employer
STFC
Location

Didcot, United Kingdom

Introduction

We seek one science media researcher to play a full role in supporting ISIS science outreach activities to a range of audiences. You will join a team that plays a major role in the life of ISIS promoting science through a range of channels including websites, specialist and national media, events, exhibitions and education activities.

Description of Institution

ISIS is a world-leading research centre which uses neutrons and muons to study the atomic-level properties of substances – from soap films to superconductors, engineering to earth science, advanced battery components to biomolecules.

ISIS has over 30 research instruments serving an international community of 2000 scientists. Each year over 400 science papers are published based on ISIS research.

Job description

You will have a have a passion for contemporary science and technology and will enjoy using and developing your writing, design and presentation skills to promote ISIS to a wide range of audiences.

The role would suit someone with an interest in communicating contemporary science. You might be a science student wanting to switch into science communication or you might be a journalism student seeking to specialise in science.

List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities

  • Researching, writing and presenting ISIS science through a range of channels
  • Managing projects in support of science and society programme
  • Support ISIS website content development
  • Event and exhibition design and support

Within this role, additional opportunities may exist to take part in science research or undertake web software development.

Some UK travel may be required.

Requested Profile

Personal Skills and Attributes

Whatever your background, you will need to have excellent communications skills, particularly face-to-face interactions and English language writing, and a desire to use these in a scientific environment.

You will also need to be well-organised, enthusiastic, capable of taking projects from initial idea to finished product, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software is desirable.

Qualifications

Essential: Studying a science or media subject at degree level

Desirable:

  • Science A-levels
  • English A-level

Knowledge and Experience

Essential:

  • IT skill: MS Office Suite

Desirable:

  • Communications experience
  • Experience of organising events
  • Website content writing
  • Graphic design
  • IT skill: Adobe Creative Suite

Personal skill and Qualities

Essential:

  • Confident and outgoing
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Self-reliant
  • Excellent working in teams
  • Interest in science and technology

Appropriate Courses:

BSc Physics, chemistry, biology or combination. Alternatively BA Media Studies

You must be on a sandwich degree and be taking the industrial placement as a recognised sandwich year to be eligible. You must also have the right to work in the UK. Please ensure that you include a reference from your University as part of your application form. Please note that you are only able to apply for a maximum of 3 Sandwich Student vacancies.

Contact
Name

Sara Fletcher

E-Mail
Website
How to Apply

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services. To apply please download the application form and save it to your pc. You must upload the completed form and a covering letter to support your application.

STFC Sandwich Student Application Form

The closing date for applications is 10th November 2014. The interviews will take place 8 & 9 December 2014 and will be held at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire and Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire. We want to make our application process as easy for you as we possibly can. If you experience any problems in applying for this job, or have any feedback for us about the application process, please contact our Recruitment Hotline on 01793 867000 (8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday). Please quote the appropriate IRC reference number (IRC162734) when calling.

Deadline
10. November 2014
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