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


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 ([email protected]) at Durham University. (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: (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:

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected].

To apply, please use the online application forms at (more…)

The Pepperific Life

The Pepperific Life is a blog by Pepper Tan about single motherhood. In her blog, Pepper discusses the highs and lows about being a single mom. Her blog is peppered with advice about dating, raising a child and helpful household DIYs. Pepper’s blog,, was voted as the Top 25 Single Mom’s of 2013. Her […]

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

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


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…)

Cancer Research UK – Science Communications Manager


Science Communications Manager – SCI00307

London-London – Angel Head Office

Part Time 21 hours per week
Circa £31,000 – £36,700 pro rata p.a. inclusive
Closing date – 8th May 2013
Are you a passionate and creative science communicator?

At Cancer Research UK, we are a collective force, leading pioneering life saving research in the relentless fight against all cancers. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work. (more…)

New Lectureship in Science Communication – UCL


The Science and Technology Studies department at UCL is delighted to announce a new Lectureship in Science Communication. The field of specialisation within science communication is open, but we have a strong preference for the convergence of two types of expertise. First, (1) science communication and public engagement in the sphere of science writing, and (2) science and technology studies as they relate to the natural sciences, as practiced at UCL. Expertise in communication theory, and journalism more generally, are additional essential elements for this post. (more…)

Engineer Your Career!

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Sagent Engineering Recruitment Joins the Global Marathon for Women in Engineering and Technology

March 6th to 8th, 2013

During March 6th – 8th, 2013, the Global Marathon becomes a place for connecting women in engineering and technology who “meet” via live Internet chats, telephone conversations, webcasts and live events. The Marathon provides a platform to support and unite women in the fields of engineering and technology, and culminates on International Women’s Day.

Sagent Recruitment is a wholly women-owned engineering recruitment company, placing both women and men in the aerospace, defence, automotive and energy industries. Across the three days of the Marathon, you can get career advice from one of our Directors, Michele Garrigan and Greet Brosens, and form your ‘Career Elevator Pitch’: a professional summary to get you noticed.

Greet and Michele can help you sharpen your message, clarify your career objectives, and answer any questions you have about today’s engineering job market. Call +44 (0)207 071 5156 any time between 9 am and 5 pm (GMT) on March 6th, 7th or 8th for a conversation about how to promote yourself professionally and improve your career prospects.

Learn more about Sagent at This career service is free for all women engineers….let’s talk! (more…)

An Increase in Funding and Accredited Colleges Grant Many Students Access to College


Mums in Science reader Rachel Higgins details how shifts in educational demographics in the U.S. and across Europe have made it easier for women in all stages of life to gain access to university learning, particularly in the maths and sciences. Ms. Higgins writes around the web about such things as how to find an accredited online college. Her thoughts below add to conversations this blog has previously held about learning stereotypes and how to change them. (more…)