FEBS Communications and Digital Platforms Associate
FEBS (The Federation of European Biochemical Societies; www.febs.org) is a charitable organization supporting research and education in molecular life sciences through its journals, fellowships, courses and other activities. Digital platforms facilitate much of its work, from communication on its programs, to presentation of resources and discussion for research scientists, to management of scientific events.
We are now seeking a Communications and Digital Platforms Associate to support FEBS’ objectives, via a role helping to manage content and use of online platforms. Working across (non-journal) sites such as the FEBS Network, FEBS website and FEBS Congress website, but particularly on the FEBS Network, the postholder’s role will include:
• Web content generation and curation, including planning, soliciting, editing, originating, presenting and disseminating FEBS Network blog posts on topics of interest to molecular life scientists, as well as FEBS news items and other content as required for different sites;
• Platform user support, including onboarding and assisting contributors, event organizers and others, and developing the FEBS Network community;
• Platform analysis and development, including analytics tracking and liaising with platform providers on technical issues and features.
The timing of this position is at an exciting moment when digital solutions including virtual scientific events are attracting increased interest, and we anticipate the position may include an important role in the assessment or deployment of such new developments by FEBS.
Skills, experience or background sought:
• A science degree, and a keen interest in molecular life sciences and/or career, policy and related issues impacting research scientists
• An excellent level of literacy with effective writing and editing skills
• A high level of attention to detail
• Excellent organizational skills to manage numerous tasks and stakeholders
• An enthusiastic, sociable and authoritative approach to manage content contributors and build rapport with event organizers and other stakeholders
• Interest in the technical side and user experience of web solutions and new developments
And two or more of:
• Content creation and dissemination experience as an editor, journalist or (digital) marketer
• Web content (text and image) editing experience
• Online community management or social media experience (e.g. active on Twitter and LinkedIn)
• Video/animation editing and creation experience
• Event experience as a virtual or live event coordinator
• Experience in communicating science to the general public
Additional job details:
This is a full-time position, with a salary of £29,000–32,000 (depending on qualifications and experience) and generous employer pension contributions.
Location: FEBS office at St Andrew’s House, Cambridge CB2 3BZ, UK.
How to apply:
Please send a CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in and suitability for the position to Carolyn Elliss, FEBS Communications and Projects Manager, at [email protected] Successful applicants should be prepared to provide contact details for two references.
Closing date: 25 January 2021. Interviews will be held virtually on 1 or 2 February 2021, and the assessment for the position may include a test appropriate to the role.
All offers of employment are made subject to FEBS verifying an applicant’s right to work in the UK. In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and our duty to make reasonable adjustments, please notify us of any special arrangements required to take part in an interview.
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Locum Assistant Editor
The FEBS Journal
The not-for-profit Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) seeks a locum Assistant Editor to join the editorial team for its flagship journal, The FEBS Journal.
The FEBS Journal publishes high-quality primary research and review articles in the molecular life sciences and has a very wide readership, with around 3.5 million article downloads in 2020. It is within the top quartile of journals in Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is Seamus Martin (Trinity College Dublin).
Members of the editorial team participate in all aspects of the editorial process, including: assessment and assignment of submitted manuscripts to editorial board members; management of the peer review process; quality control of accepted manuscripts; and commissioning and developmental editing of review articles. Editorial staff also promote the journal through social media, attending conferences and laboratory visits.
We seek an energetic, enthusiastic candidate with strong writing and networking skills who will flourish as part of a small, dynamic team. Applicants should have, or shortly expect to attain, a PhD in structural or molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology or a related discipline. Previous editorial experience would be a benefit but is not required.
This is a full-time temporary appointment (up to 1 year) for maternity cover, starting in mid-March 2021. It will be based in Cambridge, UK although remote working (within the UK) for several months may be necessary.
To apply, please send a CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and a 200-word highlight of a recent advance in molecular or cell biology to Mary Purton ([email protected]). Successful applicants should be prepared to provide contact details for two references.
The salary is negotiable according to qualifications and experience but is expected to be in the range of £32,000 – £34,000 per annum. All offers of employment are made subject to FEBS verifying an applicant’s right to work in the UK.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis up to 31 January 2021 and so please apply as early as possible.
Group Leaders at VU LSC-EMBL partner institute
The Vilnius University Life Sciences Center, a partner institution of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (www.embl.org) for genome editing technologies (VU LSC-EMBL), is searching for outstanding researchers for 6 Group Leaders positions who will be working on self-defined projects on one of the broadly defined research topics such as:
- Research and development of novel genome editing tools;
- CRISPR-Cas molecular tools for understanding mechanisms of genetic diseases;
- CRISPR-Cas tools for cell/immunotherapies;
- Re-programming cells by CRISPR-Cas tools;
- Targeted delivery of CRISPR-Cas system to cells;
- Bioinformatics and sequencing core;
Structural biology of proteins involved in gene editing.
Location: Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 5 years (renewable)
Closing Date: January 11, 2021
Full details: https://www.gmc.vu.lt/en/jobs
Guidelines for posting a vacancy
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Advertisements should include the following information (max. 250 words): a heading stating the position available and the name and location of the research institution; a brief description of the position; application deadline and start date; full contact details to which applications and questions should be addressed; a URL/website address where additional information on the position is available. Please send the posting in an email to the webmaster, stating vacancy in the subject line, at least 14 days prior to any of the mentioned dates.
Positions available will be listed according to their application deadline (soonest first).