About Us

  Mums in Science was established in 2005 to support parents who work,  have worked or want to work in any aspect of science. Too many women leave science due to the constraints of motherhood. Some struggle, and work part time, at the expense of advancing their career. Others change their career to fit in [...]

The Mums in Science Site is being upgraded

The Mums in Science Site is being upgraded Please bear with us for a totally new site. Estimated launch SEPT 2011 If you would like to be a section editor for the new site or if you have sponsorship enquiries please contact admin@mumsinscience.net  In the mean time we have a few links of interest on the site […]

BBC report suggest that subtle messages in the media put women off Science

A BBC report from Hannah Richardson, suggests that women are being put off working in and studying science by “subtle” messages in the media and society “UKRC research suggests women scientists are stereotyped. They are portrayed as either frumpy, glasses-wearing cartoon geeks or uber-sexy, Bond-film glamour pusses – who shake their hair out of their specs […]

Female postdocs are more positive about their career success

Rachel Bowden reports that female postdocs are more positive about their career success to date than other female academics. Her blog, looking at female post doc attitudes, suggests a more positive outlook for younger generations of scientists.  There is also the implication  of greater availability of flexible working is having a beneficial effect on career […]

Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh – Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Location: Edinburgh Salary: £32,004 to £38,183 Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Contract / Temporary £32,004 – £38,183pa for 35 hours per week – fixed term for 18 months A Research Fellow position is available with Dr Liam Morrison and Dr Finn Grey at the Roslin […]