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Do you have special interest in science communication? Are you up for an interesting experience in setting up a popular science magazine? And would you like to contribute to putting the excellent research of fellow PhD and MSc students in the spotlight? Then you might be an ideal candidate for the editorial board of this new scientific magazine.

A scientific magazine in the making

Science Park is a hotspot for excellent research in various disciplines. To a large extent this research is carried out by PhD and Msc students. This Science Magazine aims to put their work in the spotlight and share their enthusiasm with colleagues and “the rest of the world”. By showcasing ongoing research of current science students also prospective students, alumni, companies and institutions get a feeling of our vibrant research community.

The workflow

Students are invited to submit exposés of their recent work to the editorial board, which will select the most appealing contributions. The editorial staff consists of a combination of scientists and students. To support the design of the Magazine, a communication officer will support the board. The Magazine will be published three times per year and the workload per Magazine will be approximately three days. The aim is to publish both a printed and online version.

The editor’s profile

Students in the editorial board are PhD candidates, Master’s students or Bachelor’s students in their final year. As a student member you will have the following tasks:

  • Stimulate students in the faculty to publish a popular article about their thesis, research, etc.
  • Screen and evaluate articles on their potential for the Magazine together with the board;
  • Edit articles for the Magazine together with the author and the board;
  • Attend the editorial staff meeting and contribute to discussions about the content of the Magazine;

Required skills, experience and commitment:

  • Excellent English writing/editing skills;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, active network in the scientific community;
  • Broad interest in various disciplines;
  • Commitment (on a voluntary basis) for at least one year.

How to apply

When you are interested please send your motivation and C.V. before 20 June to prof. dr. Michel Haring at magazine-science@uva.nl