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,