Posted by RRI Tools on 21 Nov 2017
- University of Nottingham Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC) is seeking a Senior Research Fellow in Responsible Research and Innovation
SBRC Nottingham is one of six UK centre’s created by the BBSRC/EPSRC and has received £14.3M in funding for a 5 year period (2014-2019). SBRC-Nottingham is an exciting interdisciplinary large scale project, involving the creation and exploitation of gas fermenting microbial chassis as it relates to the sustainable production of chemicals and fuels.
This post is core to the social science aspect of the SBRC, concerned with embedding and researching ‘responsible research and innovation’ approaches.
Applications are invited to the above role to conduct high quality research, shape the core SBRC project as well as related projects, take initiative, and publish the results of the work in high quality outlets and publications. Work will focus in particular on further developing and implementing a framework of Responsible Research Innovation (RRI) and bringing the social science part of the project to fruition, paying particular attention to developing interactions with industry and policy makers. The role holder will collaborate with the SBRC Outreach Officer in shaping project related-engagement activities. The role holder will also have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.
Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent (awarded) in a discipline relevant to social science, political science, bioethics, or philosophy. You will be an international post-doctoral researcher with substantial research experience with a background in social science or related interdisciplinary fields and a proven ability and willingness to engage in interdisciplinary research. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable interest in Responsible Research and Innovation.
This full-time fixed-term post is available until 30 July 2019.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 13th December 2017
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- Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is looking for a Research Associate in Science Communication
Your tasks: Mix of teaching science communication and doing comms for major #RRI project
Internal and external project communication (nucleus-project.eu)
Media releases, audio and video production, newsletter and website texts, social media
Support in project administration, reporting and event management (e.g. public engagement)
Teaching support in Science Communication (bit.ly/SciComm-DE)
Management and support with course material and field trips
Co-supervision of final theses and student projects
Coordination of our Cross-media Production Lab
Fixed-term contract until 31.08.2019
Deadline for applications: 29th November 2017
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- The European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA) is looking for support in the PERFORM Project
This job is related with the organisation of the PERFORM final conference. UNESCO will be responsible for this conference at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, in close collaboration with EUSEA. UNESCO will convene representatives of PERFORM stakeholders (students and teachers from the schools who participated in case studies, early career researchers from case studies) as well as European policy-makers, UN representatives, invited speakers including members of the PERFORM advisory board, and other interested practitioners (i.e., entrepreneurs in STEM fields, including industry). This final event will compile the most relevant research results and toolkits of the project, and will show the best ways for PERFORM methodologies implementation in Member States through oral presentations, panel discussions and round tables.
The extent of the responsibility is primarily limited to the actual structure and arrangements; it is expected that all partners will add knowledge and experience to the programme, e.g. by inviting educational, scientific and policy relevant organizations representatives as speakers and moderators. A separate programme committee will be set up, as well as a local organization committee. Contracts with service providers, including venue, local staff, catering, conference administration, etc will be organized by UNESCO.
The person selected will collaborate with the EUSEA team and project officer and with the UNESCO team in developing the following tasks:
- The person will deal with guests and stakeholders providing information about both conference contents and logistical aspects.
- S/he will take care of the invitations to speakers and information to be provided to them or to be collected from them to set up the sessions.
- S/he will collaborate with the management of the conference sessions, working together with EUSEA, UNESCO and the Perform project management team in defining the finale programme, possible guests and speakers of the sessions and taking care of verifying all the logistical aspects related to the session. In this process, the person will deal with the consortium partners involved in the organization of the conference.
- S/he will take part into the meetings planned for the organization and will implement the actions defined by EUSEA and UNESCO aiming at the organization of the conference.
- S/he will support and collaborate with the implementation of the communication actions designed and managed by the EUSEA team to promote the participation into the conference.
The estimated workload will be 12 hours a week, for a period of 6 months, from December 2017 until June 2018. The distribution of work will depend on the required tasks during different periods.
Please send your applications, including your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date until 29 November 2017
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