Thursday 03

Several job opportunities (STEM Education; Public Engagement; Innovative medicines; RRI, robotics & urban energy; RRI, public engagement, policy codesign & cocreation; Gender & Politics; Science & Technology Studies; innovation policies & knowledge transfer)

Posted by RRI Tools on 03 May 2018

  • STEM Education Programme Officer at ​European Schoolnet in Brussels

MAIN TASKS - This list is for indicative purposes only. It will be adapted to meet the priorities of the
organisation and in response to skills demonstrated by the candidate. Tasks will include:

  • Staying up to date and providing and analysing information on the latest research in the area of STEM Education (including Physics Education Research, Chemistry Education Research, Mathematics Education Research, Life sciences, etc.) for reports, proposals, presentations, etc.
  • Providing in-depth analysis on different specific countries and topics e.g. based on the TIMMS and PISA results.
  • Defining the methodology for evaluation of different studies, tools and services within STEM education projects, and carrying out the consequent analysis.
  • Contributing to define the European Schoolnet STEM education agenda and proposing potential projects to be developed (including the participation to the writing of these projects).
  • Liaising with policy makers, industry representatives and other stakeholders to present European Schoolnet’s work in the area of STEM education. 

Deadline for applications: 7th of May 2018

For more info see here

  • Two Research Associates at the Responsible Research and Innovation Hub in UCL’s Department of Science and Technology Studies 

The Responsible Research and Innovation Hub in UCL’s Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) is participating in two Horizon 2020 projects:

SCALINGS: Investigating how cocreation instruments operate under different socio-cultural contexts, asking whether they can be generalised, transferred and scaled up, with a focus on robotics and urban energy.
SISCODE: Investigating the potential of design methodologies to help move public participation beyond consultation and into policy codesign and cocreation.
Both projects are funded by grants from the European Commission and will involve working with partners across Europe. UCL’s involvement is led by Dr Melanie Smallman and Dr Jack Stilgoe.
Duties and responsibilities:
  • To contribute to the design and implementation of a range of activities in relation to the SCALINGS/SISCODE projects
  • To set up and run other research activities relating to RRI and its stakeholders, in consultation with the Principal Investigator and project team, ensuring that they are appropriately supervised and supported. 
  • To prepare progress reports and present findings of hub activity to colleagues for review purposes and to organise project meetings
  • Attending project meetings as needed, which might involve some European Travel and overnight stays
  • To contribute to drafting and submitting papers to appropriate peer reviewed journals.
  • To undertake a limited amount of teaching and training in relation to RRI
  • Providing support for the smooth running of the RRI Hub, including events, website and the Hub’s database of contacts.

Closing Date: 21 May 2018

For more info see here

  • Researcher Engagement Coordinator at the Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science,  Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK

A brand new and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic Public Engagement team dedicated to inspiring new thinking, sparking conversation and supporting learning around genomic science and its applications.

You will lead the shaping and delivering of our growing programme of training and support activity across our Campus which plays home to the world-leading Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute. You will also encompass our work to promote and embed a culture of engaged and responsible research and innovation (RRI) across our campus. In particular relevance to this, you will support our work within NUCLEUS - a European Commission supported project exploring practical implementation of RRI policies in research organisations, in Europe and beyond.

You will work closely with the wider public engagement team. There will also be strong cross working with companion teams across the Campus, whose roles cover training, research support, policy and communications.

This is a challenging and rewarding role, being at the heart of an energetic and visionary research campus. There will be plenty of scope for personal and professional development within the role.

You will have a first degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or a field related to public engagement, impact or policy, and have a consistent track record of stakeholder and/or public engagement activities. Experience of working within busy research communities on projects of change would be valuable, as would implementation of support structures or interventions in researcher training and development.

Closing Date: 18th May 2018 

For more info see here

  • Scientific Project Officer at the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking in Brussels

The Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (IMI2 JU) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, the pharmaceutical and other industries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), patient organisations, and medicines regulators. IMI2 JU is a partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry, represented by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).

The specific goal of IMI2 JU is to develop next generation vaccines, medicines and treatments, such as new antibiotics. It will build on the successes and lessons learnt under IMI's first phase. It brings together companies, universities, public laboratories, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), patient groups and regulators in collaborative projects to pave the way for breakthrough vaccines, medicines and treatments to tackle Europe’s growing health challenges, and secure the future international competitiveness of Europe’s pharmaceutical industry.

The Scientific Project Officer will be assigned duties and responsibilities within the scientific operations team related to the planning, management and implementation of research and development activities and the follow-up of the entire cycle of projects. The Scientific Project Officer will be in particular responsible for:

  • Contributing to the planning, management and monitoring of calls for proposals/tenders, the evaluation processes, the grant preparation stage and the monitoring of launched projects;
  • Ensuring adequate follow-up of issues related to project implementation, contractual obligations and the management of external expertise;
  • The management of the technical aspects of contracts linked to the preparation and implementation of the projects, or to collaborate during the preparation of such contracts;
  • The co-ordination and networking aspects of IMI2 JU projects;
  • Providing statistical input for IMI2 JU papers, communications or other documents concerning the IMI2 JU objectives and performance measurement;
  • Promoting awareness of evaluation needs and benefits within IMI2 JU;
  • Participating in the implementation of IMI2 JU scientific priorities;
  • Reporting on evaluation activities of IMI2 JU;
  • Collaborating in the activities of the scientific team.

Applications must be submitted by 21 May 2018

For more info see here

  • Lecturer - Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Politics and International Relations

You will further the School’s reputation in Politics and International Relations, with a specialism in Gender and Politics from any subfield of gender politics, but especially in public policy, international development, comparative politics, environment, or security.

You must demonstrate experience, achievement and outstanding potential reflected in a growing personal teaching, and supervisory portfolio.  It is essential that you present a research profile, in both experience to date and in future potential, which is at the forefront of your area of activity. You will be expected to play a full part in the collegial life of the Subject Group and the School. 

​This full time (35 hours per week), open ended position is available from 1 August 2018.  Consideration may be given to this post being part time, however the part time nature of the post must not be less than 0.8fte (28 hours per week).

Closing date: 22nd May 2018

For more info see here

  • Associate Professor in Science & Technology Studies at the School of Sociology and Social Policy of the University of Nottingham

The School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) is a vibrant, diverse and exciting centre for social science teaching and research. We are a multidisciplinary unit covering criminology, public policy, social policy, social work and sociology. Cutting across these disciplinary boundaries are two shared values: the promotion of global and social justice and a desire in our teaching and research to ‘make a difference’.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to make a significant leadership contribution to research and teaching in science and technology studies (STS) and sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

The role holder will be a member of the School’s Institute for Science and Society (ISS) and have a leading role in grant capture, interdisciplinary/collaborative research with impact, mentoring of early career staff and PhD students, and sociology teaching. To work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary fashion and enhance one of our established strengths in STS (i.e. environment, energy and sustainability; health and illness) or help build one of our emerging clusters (e.g. around big data and digital sociology).

Taking responsibility for maintaining high standards of teaching, and contribute generally to the development of teaching, teaching methods and assessment in sociology. The person appointed will also be expected to play an active part in the management of the School, for example by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching.

We welcome applications from candidates with extensive research and teaching experience in a relevant area. This is a full-time job available from 1 September 2018 on a permanent basis. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.

Closing Date: Friday 25 May 2018

For more info see here

  • Postdoc position at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University 

Research at CFA is broadly concerned with research -, innovation -, and higher education policy with emphasis on empirical studies. The current research portfolio at CFA includes projects on innovation policy and the relation between innovation and productivity, quality in research and higher education, research funding, research integrity, gender equality in science, and responsible research and innovation (RRI).

In addition to research activities, CFA contributes to broader knowledge sharing and capacity building related to research -, innovation -, and higher education policy by providing research-based advice to public authorities. CFA performs commissioned evaluations, analyses and impact studies at Danish, Nordic, and European level, thus contributing to evidence-based policy making.

Job description - The successful applicant will be contributing to a three-year research project that seeks to analyse the role of regions and urban areas in fostering firm productivity growth, with focus on Business Region Aarhus. This can include the roles of clustering and global value chains, of innovation and innovative competences, and of mobility and knowledge transfer.

Qualifications - Applicants should hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in a social science discipline such as economics or management, or in an interdisciplinary research field related to science, technology and innovation, or have equivalent academic qualifications. Applicants should demonstrate extensive experience with empirical research, possess strong skills in quantitative methods, and have an excellent command of spoken and written English. Applicants should also preferably have experience within the analysis of innovation and productivity growth.

Deadline for applications: 11.06.2018 

For more info see here

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