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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 Society
Bloodwise (formerly Beating Blood Cancers)
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Now
British Computer Society (BCS)
British Ecological Society (BES)
British Heart Foundation
British Institute of Radiology
British Liver Trust
British Lung Foundation
British Medical Association
British Paediatric Neurology Association
British Pregnancy Advisory Service
British Science Association (nee the BA)
Cambridge University
Cancer Research UK
Civil Service
Coeliac UK
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Diabetes UK
Food Standards Agency
Genetic Alliance
Glasgow Science Centre
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Kidney Research UK
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Macmillan Cancer Support
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Research Foundation
MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority)
Motor Neurone Disease Association MNDA
MRC (Medical Research Council)
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Myeloma UK
National Autistic Society
National Maritime Museum, NMM
National Osteoporosis Society
Natural History Museum
NCC-WCH (National Collaborating Centre for Women's & Children's Health)
NESTA (National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts)
Ovarian Cancer Action
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Parkinson's UK
Pelican Cancer Foundation, The
Psoriasis Association, The
PSP Association
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, The
Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Nursing
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Royal College of Pathologists
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Royal College of Radiologists
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal Geographical Society
Royal Institution
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Royal Society
Royal Society for Public Health
Royal Society of Chemistry
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Royal Society of Medicine
Royal Society of Meteorology (weather / climate, not meteors)
Royal Statistical Society
Royal Vetereinary College
RP Fighting Blindness
Science Museum
Stroke Association, The
Techniquest Glyndŵr, Wrexham
Techniquest, Cardiff
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Lullaby Trust
Tommy's The Baby Charity
Tuberous Sclerosis Association
Wellcome Library
Wellcome Trust, The
Wildfowl & Wetland Trust
World Cancer Research Fund
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Zoological Society of London

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