Monday 29

Several job opportunities (open data, digital government, data ethics & innovation, science communication, responsible innovation in industry, science education & science museums)

Posted by RRI Tools on 29 Jan 2018

  • Deputy Director of the Open Data Charter

The Open Data Charter is looking for an experienced and action-oriented leader to oversee their programmes, based in their London office. This year the Charter will lead a thought-provoking initiative to show that if data is opened up in the right way, it can help solve pressing problems faced by governments. They will do this by updating the Open Data Charter Principles and piloting a demonstration project to showcase how these global norms can be implemented in practice. They are seeking a Deputy Director to join them in stewarding this initiative.

The Deputy Director will support the delivery of the Charter’s strategy. You will be carrying out research, managing projects, overseeing consultants and working with governments and the leading organisations in the field.

Deadline for applications: February 5, 2018

For more info see here

  • Policy Analysts – Digital Government at OECD, Paris

The Public Governance  Directorate (GOV) / Public Sector Division (RPS) is looking for Policy Analysts with significant research, policy analysis and practical digital government-related experience in one or more of the following areas:Digital Government Policies. 

  • Digital Government Practices.
  • Digitally-enabled collaboration and engagement. 
  • Digital transformation laws and regulations. 
  • Digital skills in public sector contexts
  • Data-driven public sector/Data analytics.
  • Policy coherence. 
  • Measurement and evaluation.

The selected candidates will have a very strong track record in carrying out analysis and in making effective policy recommendations in a public sector or international context. He/she will report to the Lead on the Digital Government and Open Data work streams.

Deadline for applications: 8 Feb 2018

For more info see here

  • Chair of the Interim Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation 

The UK government is looking to appoint a Chair to lead the interim Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. The interim Chair will have a unique opportunity to shape the early phase of the Centre’s work, as well as help to establish the permanent Centre on a firm and credible footing.

The time commitment for this position is expected to be 2-3 days a week, for a period of up to 2 years (the precise time limit will be determined by the establishment of the permanent Centre).

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2018

For more info see here

  • Staff member science communication and research impact at the Institute for Development Policy (IOB) of the University of Antwerp

Job description

  • You formulate a communication strategy of the Institute in the field of research, together with the chair of the Research Commission.
  • You provide strategic and operational support for communication between IOB’s researchers and external stakeholders
  • You coordinate the content of IOB’s websites. 
  • You develop and maintain systems for effective and consistent reporting of impact activity;
  • You stay up to date with the research impact agenda internationally, gathering intelligence related to impact and sharing examples of good practice.

Deadline for applications: 4 February 2018.

For more info see here

  • Postdoctoral Researcher Responsible Innovation in Industry at Wageningen University - NewHoRRIzon project

The Project “Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (NewHoRRIzon)” sets out to promote the acceptance of RRI in Horizon 2020 (H2020) and beyond. It will work out the conceptual and operational basis to fully integrate RRI into European and national research and innovation (R&I) practice and funding. In order to accomplish this goal, NewHoRRIzon will establish altogether 18 Social Labs throughout Europe that cover all sections of H2020.

Wageningen University is Work Package leader of the work package Industrial Leadership. The overall aim of this WP is to design, test, assess, adapt and implement activities that promote the use of RRI in a social lab.

The post-doc is involved in the methodology development, the recruitment of social lab participants, interviews with stakeholders, identification of relevant projects etc. in order to identify key industries and their stakeholders, involve them in the social lab and organise workshops that identify a) existing experiences with RRI in industry, b) explore the potential and impediments of RRI in industry, and c) adapt, develop & test actions necessary to achieve RRI in industry. Besides managing the social lab, the candidate is also involved in the dissemination of the generated knowledge. 

We are looking for a post-doc researcher in the field of Business Ethics, responsible innovation (RI) or Sustainable Entrepreneurship. 

We offer you an employment contract for 2 years. The post is available to start as soon as possible until September 1st 2020.

Deadline for applications: 11 Feb 2018

For more info see here 

  • Programme manager at CosmoCaixa Science Museum


  •  Diseño de actividades educativas.
  • Diseño de proyectos científicos innovadores dirigidos a público joven
  • Diseño de ciclos de divulgación científica.
  • Formación a educadores sobre las nuevas actividades.


  • Licenciatura en físicas, matemáticas o de ámbito técnico.
  • Formación complementaria en divulgación y/o comunicación de la ciencia.
  • Buen nivel de inglés hablado y escrito.
  • Buen conocimiento del sistema educativo.
  • Gestión y planificación eficiente de proyectos y tareas.
  • Experiencia en educación formal, e informal de las ciencias.

Se valorará:

  • Conocer el proyecto CosmoCaixa y/o haber trabajado en algún proyecto relacionado con CosmoCaixa.
  • Conocer qué es y qué hacen los sciences museums hoy en día.
  • Conocer el ámbito científico nacional e internacional, para identificar ponentes para conferencias, charlas, jornadas de divulgación científica de interés para todos los públicos.

Deadline for applications: 9 Feb 2018

For more info see here

  • Programme manager at "la Caixa" Foundation - biomedicine & health research


  • Seguimiento científico, económico y de comunicación de proyectos de investigación en Biomedicina y Salud financiados por FBLC.
  • Participación en la implementación del proceso de evaluación de la nueva Convocatoria de Proyectos de Investigación en Salud. Evolución del programa y lanzamiento de las convocatorias posteriores.
  • Seguimiento e implementación de políticas científicas y regulaciones del entrono (bioética, open access...)
  • Participación en otras tareas de diseño y de gestión de los programas de Investigación de la Fundación.
  • Requisitos
  • Doctorado relacionado con Ciencias de la Vida y de la Salud.
  • Experiencia previa en el diseño y gestión de proyectos/programas de investigación e innovación (implementación, organización, supervisión y seguimiento).
  • Dominio de inglés (mínimo nivel B2 o equivalente), el catalán y el castellano, tanto hablado como escrito.

Se valorará

  • Estudios de Postgrado en Gestión de Proyectos, especialmente en gestión de Investigación e innovación.
  • Experiencia y conocimientos en gestión y seguimiento de proyectos europeos i/o internacionales, en particular de los programas H2020.
  • Experiencia en el diseño y gestión de convocatorias de investigación.
  • Dominio del portugués.
  • Buena capacidad de redacción. Experiencia en entornos internacionales. Conocimiento de la actualidad científica y de política científica.
  • Conocimiento del ecosistema de investigación en biomedicina y salud en España y Portugal.

Deadline for applications: 16/02/2018

For more info see here

  • Research Fellow in Science Communication at the Science Communication Unit at The University of the West of England, Bristol

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the internationally recognised Science Communication Unit at The University of the West of England, Bristol and support researchers within the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. You will be expected to undertake research bidding, with a particular focus on supporting health, environmental and bioscience researchers within the faculty to increase the impact of their research.

The position is available on a fixed term basis working 0.4 FTE.

A Research Fellow is required to: 

• generate funding for public engagement research, evaluation and/or practice projects, 
• work with Faculty researchers on co-bidding opportunities, 
• provide additional research support to the Science Communication Unit, enabling the unit to capitalise on bidding opportunities as they arise, 
• support the unit and faculty’s other activities as appropriate. 
You will have: 
An interest in either health, environmental or bioscience research 
Experience in delivering or participating in public engagement activities related to either your own or other related field. 
An understanding of how to conduct research using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques and implementing new research methods. 
Deadline for applications: 15 Feb 2018
For more info see here
  • Communication Officer, CERN EU Projects Office

CERN is seeking a Communication Officer to lead the communication activities of the EU Projects Office, reporting to the Communication and Marketing Officer for IPT. The main stakeholders include: the accelerator and detector communities, industry, policy makers and the general public. The activities relate to current projects that are co-funded by the European Commission and managed at CERN

Deadline for applications: 5 March 2018

For more info see here

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