We are recruiting one postdoctoral researcher in Science education and one national coordinator!

March 14, 2019

 

 

Cell EXPLORERS (www.cellexplorers.com) is recruiting to fill up two positions in its team:

 

 

 


Post 1 -  Postdoctoral  Researcher - Informal Science Education

 

The successful candidate will run a study on the influence of the “Fantastic DNA” school visits on children perception of science and scientists. The study will involve data collection through interviews and focus groups before and after two Fantastic DNA school visits as well as classroom observations of the visit. The study has already obtained ethical approval from the research ethics committee at NUI Galway. The postdoctoral researcher will be integrated into the Informal Science Education research team based in Biochemistry at NUI Galway and made up of Dr Muriel Grenon (Principal investigator and Director of Cell EXPLORERS), Postgraduate education researcher Sarah Carroll and the Cell EXPLORERS national coordinator. The researcher will both contribute to the group research projects as well as the delivery of some of the public engagement activities run by the programme during the year. 

 

 

The position is suitable for candidate with a PhD in Education research or Science education or equivalent relevant experience. Position available from the 1st of July. New deadline to apply 23rd of April - interviews planned on the 13th of May 2019.


More information are available here or on the NUI Galway Job webpage http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/researchjobs/

 

 

 

Post 2 -  Full time national coordinator to join the NUI Galway team.

 

 

The successful candidate will be involved in the running and evaluation of the activity of the Cell EXPLORERS National network as a national coordinator. She/he will coordinate and organise all national partner teams set up, training and perform data collection. An important part of the project is the measurement of the success of national expansion of the programme and the impact of participation on volunteers of all teams. The national coordinator will then be expected to collect data from evaluation tools develop, to analyse results and to generate guidelines, reports and publications based on results.  The successful candidate will also be integrated in the NUI Galway Cell EXPLORERS team and be involved in all aspects of its educational outreach activities.

 

 

The position is suitable for candidate with a Third Level Qualification in Sciences or in Science education or equivalent relevant experience. Position available from the 28th of May. Deadline to apply 1st of April - interviews on the 16th of April 2019.


More information are available here or on the NUI Galway Job webpage http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/researchjobs/

 

 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post are welcome and can be made to Dr Muriel Grenon (Muriel.grenon@nuigalway.ie)

 

 

 

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