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So I think everyone saw the response from so many of the science world to the ill advised comments made by Tim Hunt and Shrinivas Kulkarni on  #distractinglysexy #girlswithtoys, to remind the world that science is not gender exclusive. Science is Universal. It all comes back to gender stereotypes. Negative comments, playing to stereotypes, however harmless […]

Are you a Pharmacist or Scientist near Durham, wanting to return to research after a career break?

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The fellowship will be held within the Division of Pharmacy at the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health at Durham University.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 31st May 2015

The Fellowship is intended for a pharmacist or scientist wishing to return after a career break, to research in medicinal or synthetic chemistry, pharmacy, material science or a related discipline. If the applicant does not hold a pharmacy qualification, the area of research should fall within Pharmacy Research UK’s research priority areas of medicines optimisation/pharmaceutical care, accessing medicines in a modern era, the roles and competencies of pharmacy technicians, patient & professional experience & understanding of pharmacy and the contribution of pharmacy to public health.

 

For further information please contact Dr Andy Husband (a.k.husband@durham.ac.uk) at Durham University. (more…)

Eating Us Up Inside: Confronting Eating Disorders in Our Kids by Gemma Dobson

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It seems that in this day and age our kids are under more pressure than ever before; although critics may argue that children and adolescents have always faced various pressures, but they change with each generation. Well before university our kids must make a life-changing decision about which career path to follow, be it academic or trade-related. Then comes the post-school world and its myriad responsibilities which many teens worry about beforehand. Couple this with peer pressure, holding down a part-time job, maintaining various relationships, achieving satisfactory grades and having little time to truly reflect and develop this transformational time of life, there is little wonder amidst the chaos that some kids get a little stressed out. While we face many similar obstacles in the adult world, we continue to place strident boundaries between our universes, increasing the pressure as well as our inability to connect and understand. But in order to truly be there for our kids, especially those facing mental and emotional struggles such as eating disorders, we must remove this barrier and open our hearts and minds to help them with this often devastating issue. (more…)

Applications invited for University Lectureship in Astrophysics at Univeristy of Cambridge

 

A galaxy lies about 110 million light years away

 

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Astrophysics to commence on 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers (BETWEEN 38,511 AND 48,743 PA) and will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

 Candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, physics or equivalent, and have an outstanding record of research in an area relevant to the research interests of the DAMTP Astrophysics Group.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5439/ (more…)

Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar

Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar Women in the workplace – next steps for policy and best practice  with Jo Swinson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and Sharron Pamplin, HR Director, UK & Europe, Atkins and Sally Brett, TUC; Gillian Howard, Employment Lawyer; Carole Kitching, Newcastle College; Professor Suzan Lewis, Middlesex University; […]

2 PhD Studentships in Biological Sciences: Proteomics and Imaging of Hair and Skin – Durham University

The deadline for applications is Friday 4th July 2014

The first project is to study the proteomics and behaviour of skin cells in response to stress (with Dr. Adam Benham). The second project is to apply advanced imaging techniques and proteomics to study changes in hair structure in response to hair treatments (with Dr. Arto Määttä and Dr. Tim Hawkins). Both projects involve industrial collaboration with Procter & Gamble.

We are looking for two outstanding students who have an upper second or first class undergraduate degree in a scientific discipline, preferably a biological science, with an interest in applying cutting edge techniques to biological problems of industrial relevance.

For further information and questions, please contact us by e-mail:

Adam.Benham@durham.ac.uk, Arto.Maatta@durham.ac.uk, t.j.hawkins@durham.ac.uk.

To apply, please use the online application forms at www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply. (more…)

New product announcement – CloudLIMS

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CloudLIMS.com is a cloud based laboratory informatics company with a strong focus on research data security and laboratory compliance. Our flagship products for biobanking and sample management, use our robust cloud technology platform, CloudLIMS, to give you access anytime, anywhere at virtually zero capex. (more…)

RMS Course – The Big Freeze: A Course in Cryo Techniques for Electron Microscopy

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Date: 6th – 11th April 2014

Location: Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

This popular RMS course covers all aspects of cryo-techniques for electron microscopy and is aimed at biological sciences, but the methods can be transferred to other fields. The intensive five day course teaches sample preparation and cryo-microscopy techniques for both scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Participants from both academia and industry who wish to learn new skills or update their knowledge are encouraged to attend. (more…)

Real Life Maths – STEM Ambassadors

 

To help encourage more girls to study and enjoy maths, STEMNET sought out six diverse and inspirational women, who are STEM Ambassadors, to talk about the importance that maths plays in their role on an everyday basis.  Their stories are intended to engage young people’s interest, motivate their future development and develop excitement about the diversity of future career opportunities available through the application of maths. (more…)

Daphne Jackson Trust opportunity at John Innes Centre, Norfolk


Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the John Innes Centre at the Norwich Research Park.  The scientific research at the Centre makes use of a wide range of disciplines in the biological and chemical sciences, including cell biology, computational and mathematical biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics and molecular biology. As an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research in plant and microbial science, the John Innes Centre encourages flexible working to aid career development. (more…)

WISE Leadership Training for Women in STEM

 

10th January 2014, London

This is an exciting opportunity for individual women to benefit from expert leadership training designed to be life changing and inspirational. Meet fellow professionals; enjoy an empowering experience and return to work ready to take on anything! This one day course is designed for women at the early stages of their career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), and takes place on Friday 10th January in central London at the IBM South Bank from 10am (arrival from 9.30am) until 5pm. (more…)

Ofsted agrees on need to drive gender balance in physics

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In response to the publication of Ofsted’s Maintaining curiosity: A survey into science education in schools, the Institute of Physics (IOP) has issued a supportive response.

Professor Peter Main, Director of Education and Science at IOP, said, “We welcome this wide-ranging and compelling report and are particularly pleased to see Ofsted giving greater emphasis to the importance of schools addressing gender imbalances in progression to further study. (more…)

Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunities at the University of Leicester

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Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunities at the University of Leicester Looking for the opportunity to get back into research?

Applications are invited for two sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships to be hosted and half sponsored by the University of Leicester. Facilitated by the Daphne Jackson Trust, the remaining funding will be matched with another suitable sponsor. (more…)