Recruitment still has discrimination

The results of the Attitudes to employability and talent report, show an enourmous disparity between perceptions of what makes a person employable s and the number of those actively sourcing these individuals, in a range of diverse group. Ten percent of people surveyed were targeting parents returning to work in hiring activity Nine percent older workers Eleven percent individuals with disabilities. […]


Women Leaders Inspiring Confidence in the Workplace

A new study* shows 31% of women saying they feel more confident speaking their mind at work. This is a direct result of the rise of notable women leaders such as Theresa May and Angela Merkel. Whilst one fifth feel greater confidence to speak up and have a greater voice in meetings, 21% of women say they are more willing […]


Diversity consultancy responds to research suggesting that tattoos are a barrier to employment

HR Diversity Consultancy, The Clear Company, has responded to research commissioned by Acas from academics at King’s College, London, which suggests that tattoos are still considered unacceptable in many workplaces. The consultancy works with large multi-nationals to help them to become more inclusive in their hiring decisions. As Director, Kate Headley, points out, bias around […]


JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR SCIENCE RETURNER – Daphne Jackson 3 year Fellowship at Babraham Institute, Cambridge

Applications are invited for a three year Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. The Fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research into healthy ageing – across any of the institute’s four main areas: Epigenetics, Signalling, Lymphocyte Signalling and Nuclear Dynamics.   The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to […]

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Despite concerted effort, barriers to women in science remain

Jennifer Ann Thomson, University of Cape Town Gender equity has not been achieved at tertiary institutions in southern Africa. That is why initiatives to increase the participation of girls and women in science, technology and innovation are important. In 1988, I was the first woman head of a department (microbiology) in the science faculty at […]

Biochemistry Society


In 2018 the Biochemical Society will recognize established researchers as well as scientists in the early stages of their career. The Society is delighted to announce the introduction of 3 new awards to the portfolio: Teaching Excellence Award, Industry and Academic Collaboration Award and the International Award. The Society would like to encourage nominations that […]

New Daphne Jackson Sponsored Fellowship Opportunity at the University of Huddersfield

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the University of Huddersfield. The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research in the School of Applied Sciences within the departments of Pharmacy/Chemical Sciences in the area of pre-clinical drug discovery. The position will involve research at the medicinal chemistry/pharmacology interface, […]

Applications are invited for University of Oxford Sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships

Applications are now invited for three  DAPHNE JACKSON FELLOWSHIPS that will be hosted and half sponsored by the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD in departments within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (MPLS) or the Medical Sciences Division (MSD). The fellowships are intended for individuals returning to research after a career break of two or more […]

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