Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Science Engagement Internship available

Science Engagement Intern – Europe PubMed Central
Salary is £16,049 per annum, pro rata for the duration of the internship
Full Time (36 hours per week over normal business hours)
Temporary Internship for up to 6 months
St Pancras, London
This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver a successful international science-writing competition.
We are seeking a keen biomedical sciences graduate to join the science team at The British Library as an Engagement Intern to support the delivery of the international science-writing competition, Access to Understanding. The competition is a joint venture between Europe PubMed Central and The British Library. The post will report directly to the Europe PMC Engagement Manager.
You will support the Engagement Manager in planning, development and delivery of key aspects of the competition. You will research and develop promotional materials for the competition including a programme booklet for the awards ceremony, and support a promotional campaign in print and online. You will manage administration of competition entries to enable accurate and meaningful reporting on competition outcomes. You will be involved in planning the competition awards ceremony, a prestigious event held in The British Library’s conference facility. You will also provide support to other events that the science team is involved in delivering.

 The judging panel at the awards ceremony for Access to Understanding 2013,
held in March at the British Library

The successful candidate will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. You will have good interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to take on, and effectively deliver, a wide range of tasks with an emphasis on attention to detail. Relevant experience in promoting public understanding of science with an appreciation of the challenges involved would be a distinct advantage.
Applicants should note that the internship is for up to the period specified and does not lead to a permanent position with The British Library. The internship cannot continue beyond 30th April 2014.
For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: COL00018
Closing Date: 15 September 2013
Interview date: 30 September 2013
Start Date: Ideally 4 November 2013

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