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Science in London: The 2016 scientific society talks in London blog post

Monday, 28 December 2015

2015 edition: places where UK science communicators could work (London-heavy)

Since 2003 I've been keeping a great big public list of vacancy pages where science communicators and health info communicators work, or might work, in the UK. Initially this was just a list I kept for myself as part of trying to find a job, then I discovered the world of blogs and realised others might find it useful too.

There are places that are obviously science communication-y sorts of places, such as science museums, learned societies and medical research charities but all sorts of other places fit the bill and have vacancies pages that may be worth noting. 

Universities will have scientists who also do science communication stuff, and departments and larger projects might also have someone whose job relates to wider public engagement and scicomm, so uni vacancies pages are a good bet. Similarly any organisation with a science PR department. 

Many organisations don't pitch the jobs they make available as 'scicomm' (though there has been an increase in them doing this in recent years) so I advise thinking of this list as a bouncing off point to find other examples within a sector (eg there are loads of medical charities here but I've not got all of them) or to find a new sector (I don't have much here on big industries). 

Full list is here: Scicomm jobs - list of vacancies pages employing science communicators (examples below).
The original 2009 list, updated in 2013 is here: Where London science communicators might work

What I would like is to hear about similar lists in other cities and countries which I can then combine with this list. I mean yes of course I can google science centres and museums in, say, Canada or Italy and provide a list but it's probably better done by someone who knows the area.

What I would also like is for all organisations which have a vacancies page to set up a page-redirect so that typing /jobs after the homepage address always takes you to wherever their vacancies page is. Organisations use such a variety of terms to describe jobs that it would be helpful to aim for some overarching consistency: jobs, vacancies, work with us, work for us, recruitment, careers etc.

Here are some examples where I've found the vacancy page. I'm about halfway through my list.


Biochemical Societyhttp://www.biochemistry.org/AboutUs/Vacancies.aspx
Bloodwise (formerly Beating Blood Cancers)https://bloodwise.org.uk/jobs
Breast Cancer Carehttps://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/about-us/jobs
Breast Cancer Nowhttp://breastcancernow.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships
British Computer Society (BCS)http://www.bcs.org/category/9091
British Ecological Society (BES)http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/about-us/opportunities-within-the-bes/
British Heart Foundationhttps://jobs.bhf.org.uk/BHF/Vacancies/VacancyMenu.asp
British Institute of Radiologyhttp://www.bir.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/
British Liver Trust http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/about-us/vacancies-at-the-trust/
British Lung Foundation https://www.blf.org.uk/Page/Jobs-at-the-British-Lung-Foundation
British Medical Associationhttp://www.bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/jobs-at-bma
British Paediatric Neurology Associationhttps://www.bpna.org.uk/?page=jobs
British Pregnancy Advisory Servicehttps://www.bpas.org/about-our-charity/work-with-us/current-vacancies/
British Science Association (nee the BA)http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/current-vacancies-at-the-bsa
Cambridge Universityhttp://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/
Cancer Research UK http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/charity-jobs
Civil Service https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi
Coeliac UKhttps://www.coeliac.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/work-for-us/
Cystic Fibrosis Trust http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/who-we-are/working-with-us
Diabetes UK https://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/Jobs/
Food Standards Agencyhttps://www.food.gov.uk/about-us/jobs
Genetic Alliancehttp://www.geneticalliance.org.uk/jobs.htm
Glasgow Science Centrehttp://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/employmentopportunities/
Institute of Physics (IOP)https://iopjobs.org/current/
JDRFhttps://jdrf.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us/
Kidney Research UK https://www.kidneyresearchuk.org/about-us/careers
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicinehttp://www.lstmed.ac.uk/vacancies
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicinehttps://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk/vacancies.aspx
Macmillan Cancer Supporthttps://jobs.macmillan.org.uk/jobs
Marie Curie Cancer Care https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/jobs
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Bordershttp://www.msf.org.uk/latest-vacancies
Meningitis Now https://www.meningitisnow.org/support-us/who-we-are/join-team/
Meningitis Research Foundation http://www.meningitis.org/jobs
MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority)https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/medicines-and-healthcare-products-regulatory-agency/about/recruitment
Motor Neurone Disease Association MNDA http://www.mndassociation.org/about-us/jobs/
MRC (Medical Research Council)http://www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/working-for-mrc/job-vacancies/
Multiple Sclerosis Societyhttps://www.mssociety.org.uk/jobs/vacancies
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/about-us/work-for-us/
Myeloma UK https://www.myeloma.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/
National Autistic Societyhttp://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/jobs.aspx
National Maritime Museum, NMMhttp://www.rmg.co.uk/work-services/jobs-volunteering
National Osteoporosis Society https://www.nos.org.uk/about-us/vacancies
Natural History Museumhttp://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/careers.html
Naturehttp://www.nature.com/npg_/work/index.html
NCC-WCH (National Collaborating Centre for Women's & Children's Health)http://www.ncc-wch.org.uk/careers/current-vacancies/
NDCS http://www.ndcs.org.uk/about_us/jobs_at_ndcs/
NESTA (National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts)http://www.nesta.org.uk/work-us
Ovarian Cancer Action http://ovarian.org.uk/about-us/vacancies
Pancreatic Cancer UK http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/about-us/about-the-charity/work-for-us/
Parkinson's UK http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/work-us
Pelican Cancer Foundation, The http://www.pelicancancer.org/job-opportunities
Psoriasis Association, The https://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk/pages/view/vacancies
PSP Association http://www.pspassociation.org.uk/jobs/
RNIBhttp://www.rnib.org.uk/about-rnib-jobs-rnib/current-vacancies
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, The http://www.roycastle.org/support-us/volunteer/opportunities
Royal Academy of Engineeringhttp://www.raeng.org.uk/about-us/jobs-at-the-academy
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kewhttps://careers.kew.org/vacancies.html
Royal College of Anaesthetistshttp://www.rcoa.ac.uk/job-vacancies
Royal College of Emergency Medicinehttp://www.rcem.ac.uk/College/Job%20Vacancies
Royal College of General Practitionershttp://www.rcgp.org.uk/work-at-rcgp/rcgp-vacancies.aspx
Royal College of Nursinghttp://careers.rcn.org.uk/
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/about-us/rcog-vacancies--working-for-us/
Royal College of Pathologistshttps://www.rcpath.org/about-the-college/college-vacancies.html
Royal College of Physicianshttps://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/about-rcp/jobs-rcp
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgowhttps://www.rcpsg.ac.uk/the-college/careers/staff-vacancies.aspx
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburghhttps://www.rcpe.ac.uk/about-rcpe/introduction-vacancies
Royal College of Radiologistshttps://www.rcr.ac.uk/college/about-college/working-us
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburghhttp://www.rcsed.ac.uk/the-college/working-for-rcsed.aspx
Royal College of Surgeons of Englandhttps://www.rcseng.ac.uk/about/working/index.html/
Royal Geographical Societyhttp://www.rgs.org/AboutUs/Jobs+at+RGS-IBG.htm
Royal Institution http://www.rigb.org/about/work-with-us/jobs
Royal Observatory Greenwichhttp://www.rmg.co.uk/work-services/jobs-volunteering
Royal Pharmaceutical Societyhttp://www.rpharms.com/about-us/working-with-us.asp
Royal Pharmaceutical Societyhttp://www.rpharms.com/about-us/working-with-us.asp
Royal Societyhttps://royalsociety.org/about-us/Jobs%20at%20the%20Royal%20Society/
Royal Society for Public Healthhttps://www.rsph.org.uk/en/about-us/vacancies.cfm
Royal Society of Chemistryhttp://www.rsc.org/about-us/work-for-us/
Royal Society of Edinburghhttps://www.royalsoced.org.uk/812_Vacancies.html
Royal Society of Medicinehttps://www.rsm.ac.uk/about-us/working-for-the-rsm.aspx
Royal Society of Meteorology (weather / climate, not meteors)http://www.rmets.org/news/jobs
Royal Statistical Societyhttp://www.rss.org.uk/RSS/About/Current_vacancies/RSS/About_the_RSS/Current_Vacancies.aspx
Royal Vetereinary Collegehttp://jobs.rvc.ac.uk/Vacancies.aspx
RP Fighting Blindness http://www.rpfightingblindness.org.uk/index.php?tln=thecharity&pageid=274
Science Museumhttp://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about_us/jobs.aspx
Shine http://www.shinecharity.org.uk/aboutus/recruitment
SPARKS https://www.sparks.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/
Stroke Association, The https://www.stroke.org.uk/working-for-us
Techniquest Glyndŵr, Wrexhamhttp://www.tqg.org.uk/about/jobs
Techniquest, Cardiffhttp://www.techniquest.org/jobs
Tenovus http://www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/
The Brain Tumour Charity https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/about-us/join-the-team/
The Lullaby Trust http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/jobs
Tommy's The Baby Charity http://www.tommys.org/workfortommys
Tuberous Sclerosis Association http://www.tuberous-sclerosis.org/work-for-us
WellChild https://www.wellchild.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/
Wellcome Libraryhttp://wellcomelibrary.org/what-we-do/jobs-at-wellcome-library/
Wellcome Trust, The http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/about-us/jobs/current-vacancies/index.htm
Wildfowl & Wetland Trusthttp://www.wwt.org.uk/working-with-us/
World Cancer Research Fund http://www.wcrf-uk.org/uk/about-us/jobs
Yorkshire Cancer Researchhttp://yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk/working-for-yorkshire-cancer-research/
Zoological Society of Londonhttps://www.zsl.org/about-us/jobs
 



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