MDS have signed an agreement to sponsor one Media Fellowship with the British Science Association in 2017 and we are seeking to nominate an academic at post-doc level or above who would benefit from the experience. There are a total of 12 fellowships available nationally, 1 of which will be from MDS. The Media Fellowships aim to give scientists, clinicians and their colleagues, the confidence and willingness to engage with the media and tackle issues of mistrust and misrepresentation and to give journalists access to new scientific expertise. The scheme is not available to PhD students.
There is an internal selection process and if interested, please could you complete the Survey Monkey by Wednesday 15 March 2017, the link to which is https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MediaFellow-Birmingham17
This will serve as the internal application form. A Person Specification is attached for your information.
Please be aware that candidates will be required to commit to the training/leadership days as well as attendance at the British Science Festival in Brighton, as per the attached Terms and Conditions. In addition the placement will be between 2 and 6 weeks depending on type, mostly likely to take place between June and September 2017.
From the applications received the College Executive team will choose and submit 2 candidates to the British Science Association who, after a short telephone interview with each candidate, will select and notify the successful Fellow in May 2017.
Further details can be found at https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/media-fellows-applications
With kind regards,
DOC/FEST RESEARCHER PROGRAMME – CALLING BIOMEDICAL SCIENTISTS
Do you love documentary? Are you a postdoctoral scientist? Sheffield Doc/Fest is offering five researchers the opportunity to attend this year’s Festival.
Network with filmmakers and broadcast commissioners, and see some of the world’s finest documentary films being made today. Travel, accreditation, and accommodation are covered. Applicants must have a PhD in biomedical sciences.
Wellcome Trust are also supporting a series of talks at the festival which researchers might enjoy: http://bit.ly/1XnMcxG
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a short bio and reasons why you would like to attend Doc/Fest.
Could you change someone’s life this summer?
Nuffield Research Placements (NRPs) provide over 1,000 Year 12 students each year the opportunity to work alongside scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians over a 4-6 week period in their summer holidays. NRPs need more researchers to provide students with placements in summer 2016. Can you help?
NRPs have a focus on supporting students who do not have a family history of participating in higher education and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The programme provides travel costs for all students and an additional bursary for those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.
NRPs work through regional networks to link talented students with organisations undertaking research. Placements are allocated through a competitive programme and applicants are among the strongest STEM students in their schools.
RCUK supports NRPs and many of the placements are hosted by Research Council funded researchers each year. However, the scheme is so highly regarded that there are always more students than placements and therefore RCUK and Nuffield are calling on more researchers to get involved and host placements this summer.
Providing a placement will give you the opportunity to share your expertise and inspire the next generation of researchers. In addition, Nuffield students will make a significant contribution to one of your projects. For examples of previous placements visit www.nuffieldfoundation.org/project-providers.
If you can help, please email Sophie Robinson (email@example.com). The process is straightforward and your regional coordinator will provide help and guidance throughout.