[Job] QMUL, e-Science Impact Reporter, ??30.3-35.6k, clos 7 Dec 2011 #scicomm jobs

Fascinating fact*, the Thomson-Reuters system for wrangling citations gets confused by the comma in Queen Mary University of London???s name so everyone has to remember to take the comma out. I hope this is an urban myth, commas don’t feature nearly enough in those.



QMUL: Queen Mary, University of London

e-Science Impact Reporter


The Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC) at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for an e-Science Impact Reporter to work on the e-ScienceTalk project. e-ScienceTalk is a European Commission funded project which communicates the importance of e-science technologies to an audience of policy makers, scientists and the general public.
Its activities include:

– developing an online e-Science city which will build upon the award-winning website GridCaf??, and explain e-science technologies such as clouds and supercomputing to the general public;
– the blog GridCast which recruits e-science bloggers to report on the latest news from events around the world;
– e-ScienceBriefings which give policy makers an insight into issues important to the e-science community;
– GridGuide, an interactive map showing the places and faces behind the grid;
– The weekly online science newsletter iSGTW;
– The Real Time Monitor, a visualisation tool which shows what grid jobs are going on around the world.

The successful applicant will work alongside colleagues at partner sites at CERN, Geneva, the design agency APO in France, Imperial College London and EGI.eu in Amsterdam.
The applicant will lead the policy, impact and sustainability work package for the project and will be primarily involved with writing policy related content for the e-ScienceBriefings, for iSGTW and also attending policy oriented events around Europe. They will contribute to reports on the impact and sustainability of the e-ScienceTalk products and also run GridCast blogs from e-Science events around the world, including recruiting bloggers, writing content and interviewing delegates. Depending on the skill set of the applicant there are also opportunities for further science writing, creating content for the e-ScienceTalk suite of products and website development. The post is advertised on a fulltime basis.

Applicants should have a degree in a science or communications related subject and demonstrated experience of science writing for a range of audiences and an excellent understanding of science policy in Europe. The post would be based at Queen Mary but will require occasional travel both within the UK and internationally.

This is a full time, fixed term contract working 35 hours per week. The post is available from 3rd January 2012 to 31 May 2013 and is funded by the European Commission. The starting salary will be in the range ??30,350 – ??35,674 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Steve Lloyd by email to s.l.lloyd@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0)20 7882 5057.

Details of e-ScienceTalk can be found at http://www.e-sciencetalk.org/

Further details and an application form can be found at: 

http://webapps.qmul.ac.uk/hr/vacancies/jobs.php?id=2678 should be returned to the Recruitment Administrator, School of Physics, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, or by e-mail to mphys-recruit@qmul.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 7th December 2011.

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