Do you have a strong interest in science? Are you driven by knowing a little bit of everything instead of a lot about one thing? Are you looking for a professional development opportunity associated with a rapidly growing start-up?
We enjoy the challenge of crunching down science to contents that everyone can understand. As a pioneer start-up in science communication founded in 2017, we answer to a global gap in communicating science that is transversal to universities, research centres, and the private sector. We seek the most creative, passionate, and efficient writers to turn science into stories. Want to join us?
We look for dynamic and engaged individuals that value the skills of a diverse team and deal well with multiple and fast-paced communication projects. Visit our website to find out more about what we do, and why we do it (www.scite.pt).
Science degree within the zootechnical/animal, veterinary, biochemistry or biological sciences. While a degree in these areas is not mandatory, your work will be focused on these core areas;
Master the secrets for efficiently scientific writing and storytelling;
Strong communication (particularly writing) skills with an intuitive understanding of how to crunch complex scientific information, and with the ability to understand and convert it into engaging stories relevant for any audiences (logical thinking and storytelling skills);
Data analysis and statistics skills (analysis of variances, linear models, multi-variate analysis, among others), as well as data visualization, using R.
Fluency and proficiency in English is essential.
Extent and relevant experience in writing scientific contents for audiences within the fields of agro-zootechnical, veterinary, animal and/or environmental sciences. While this is the main selection criteria, if you are a prolific scientific writer in other biological sciences please send your application.
Capacity to write a scientifically accurate text targeting a non-scientific audience. Storytelling and creative writing are key. Knowing your audience is vital (i.e., distinguish between a text for experts, laymen, outreach, children, adults, costumers).
Answer a few questions and address our challenge to perform a few writing exercises.
You will be working with a young, dynamic and multi-disciplinary team with a rapidly evolving agenda associated with international academic and private institutions, as well as international non-governmental agencies. You will get a chance to develop your writing and communication skills while building-up a broad and overarching knowledge of different scientific fields. Professional development is also guaranteed as you will be part of a growing start-up and will be working directly with Clients.
If you share our passion for communicating science and want to be part of our team, please send us your CV and motivation letter to email@example.com (E-mail title: SciCom position 2020). Please fill in this online query (link has been removed) and don’t forget to write #sciencecrunchers in the body of the e-mail.
The goal is to join us as soon as possible. Don’t wait too long for sending us your application.