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18 de junio de 2021

Divulga ciencia para la University of the West of England, en Bristol

A Science Writer is required to join the team producing Science for Environment Policy. The person appointed will contribute to a range of materials produced by the Science for Environment Policy service: (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/index_en.htm) including writing articles for the weekly electronic News Alert, writing policy briefs as required, and participating in systematic content selection for the service.

Science for Environment Policy is produced by the Science Communication Unit, UWE, and published on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment. The weekly news service is distributed free to over 20,000 subscribers and presents accessible summaries of scientific papers for environmental policymakers in Europe. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant team dedicated to facilitating the transfer of research knowledge to the policy community in Europe.

About you: We are looking for experienced writers with a practical understanding of writing about science for a non-expert audience. Experience of writing for policy audiences and to weekly deadlines is desirable. All applicants must have good attention to detail, familiarity with working directly from scientific papers and with referencing conventions, and a flair for accurate, accessible and engaging communication in written form.

You will have excellent time-management and organisational skills, demonstrate the ability to meet targets and deadlines (including with longer pieces of writing), and must also have the initiative to read, absorb, and produce complex scientific content within exact timeframes. Demonstrable interest and familiarity with environmental research or policy topics will be beneficial in this role.

You will need a degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience. A postgraduate qualification in Science Communication or similar will be beneficial, as will experience of editing.

All material produced by the writer must place research in a suitable policy context. It must match the style of material currently produced by Science for Environment Policy, and be suited to an international audience of policymakers and other interested, but not expert, users of research, e.g. industry audiences.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Ruth Larbey on 0117 328 84231 or email: ruth.larbey@uwe.ac.uk

This is a fixed-term post until 30th November 2021(with possibility of extension), and is part-time working 18.5 hours per week. This post is not available on a job share basis. This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end, therefore you will be expected to come onto campus to work for part of your working week. Exact days to be agreed.

Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview.

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