Sandwich Student - Science Communication Student
25 Aug 2016




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The Central Laser Facility (CLF) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is a world-class research facility with over 100 technical and scientific staff, providing advanced laser facilities for UK and international scientists. Work carried out at the CLF spans a wide range of science, from creating supernovae in the lab using high power lasers, to studies of chemical reactions on ultra-fast timescales, imaging of cells and development of new laser technology.

The ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences.  ISIS produces beams of neutrons and muons that allow scientists to study materials at the atomic level using a suite of instruments, often described as ‘super-microscopes’. It supports a national and international community of more than 2000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering and biology. It is the most productive research centre of its type in the world.


We seek a science communication student to play a full role in promoting ISIS and CLF science to a range of audiences. You will join a team that plays a major role in the life of ISIS and CLF promoting science through a range of channels including websites, specialist and national media, events, exhibitions and education activities.

You will have a have a passion for contemporary science and technology and will enjoy using and developing your writing and presentation skills to promote our science to a wide range of audiences.

The role would suit someone with an interest in communicating contemporary science.  You might be a science student wanting to switch into science communication or you might be a journalism student seeking to specialise in science.

The role will include:

•         researching, writing and presenting our science through a range of channels

•         managing projects in support of science and society programme

•         supporting ISIS and CLF website content development

•         developing industrial case studies.


Able to work well both individually and as part of a team, you must be interested in a wide range of scientific areas and how science impacts on society.

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