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Tuesday, 26 February 2008


Four new job opportunities that may interest you...

Associate Consultant Analysts

Oakland Innovation is a consultancy with a multinational team of postgraduate scientists, technologists, business strategists and qualitative research analysts. We help major international clients to explore new market opportunities, to find technology for product and process innovation, and to identify possible partners to fast track product development and market execution.

We employ full-time staff and associates that work on a variable-hour basis. We wish to increase our portfolio of Associate Consultant Analysts for a wide range of projects. The successful applicants should have a biology or chemistry background and ideally experience in a market research/business analysis environment. Consultancy experience and fluency in a foreign language, for example Japanese/Russian/Portuguese would be a distinct advantage. An interest in the application of science in a business environment is essential. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, you will undertake primary research (telephone research), secondary research (published information), analyse information and prepare reports/presentations on new and emerging technologies.

It will be necessary for applicants to have worked with standard computer programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience of secondary information research, particularly using the World Wide Web as well as commercial/scientific databases (PubMed, STN, Dialog, Kompass, Profound, Web of Science) would also be of advantage.
Rates of pay will be subject to experience.

For further details on Oakland’s activities see our website,
Please send your CV, day rate and names of two referees to Lucy Atkin on (, Oakland, 18 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0FH by 3rd March 2008. You will be contacted if you are successful in reaching the interview stage.

Contemporary Science Content Developer (x2 posts)

ABSW members may be interested in the following job opportunities in the Contemporary Science Team at the Science Museum, London. You can see examples of the Contemporary Science Team’s written output at

Please note that applications or requests for further info should go to or HR Assistant, Human Resources Department, The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD, quoting reference CSCD/08.

  • Title: Contemporary Science Content Developer x2
  • Vacancy number: 02/2008
  • Reports to: Contemporary Science Project Leader
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Based London.
  • Salary: £23,970 including London weighting
  • Closing date: 12-00 10th March 2008


This is an exciting opportunity to contribute directly to the Museum’s creative offerings. As part of the Antenna Contemporary Science team, you will help to deliver an innovative programme of exhibitions, web content and public events. You will also be involved in the production of content for web and a public events programme.

There are two vacancies available.

With a relevant degree, or equivalent level of attainment, in a science related subject, you will have an understanding of museum-based exhibits and a proven interest in communicating contemporary science and technology through print, multi-media, exhibitions or events. You will be a good team worker with the ability to multi-task and handle large quantities of complicated information.

In the role, you would be involved in:

  • Research, development and delivery of high quality contemporary content for exhibitions, websites, broadcast and narrowcast programming, for a broad audience
  • Developing relationships with scientists and stakeholders, pitching stories and identifying and proposing high quality news stories for antenna products
  • Presentation of contemporary science issues live to Museum audiences both in the Museum and via the web in order to increase understanding and debate among our target audience
  • Sourcing and collecting objects for Antenna exhibitions and associated events to aid visitors’ interpretation of agreed messages.
  • Use of Museum templates to build electronic products (including online exhibitions and gallery computer information points) to support increased reach of Antenna
  • Writing content proposals, scenarios and path flows for exhibitions, broadcast, narrowcast and interactive media on contemporary science subjects to ensure agreed exhibition messages are successfully conveyed.


We have made applying for this role simple, but please read all the following instructions carefully.

To apply:

  1. please read the job description fully and then email your CV and covering letter, explaining clearly how you meet all our stated requirements, to .
    Alternatively, you can send your CV, PDP and covering letter explaining clearly how you meet all our stated requirements to: HR Assistant, Human Resources Department, The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
    The covering letter is very helpful to us, and we won't be able to accept applications without one.
  2. Please quote the reference CSCD/08 either in your email subject header, or at the top of your covering letter.
    In short listing for interview, priority will be given to applicants whose covering letters and CVs explicitly demonstrate their suitability in terms of the full job description.

Marketing Communications Specialist – Writer

Cambridge, UK £Competitive + Benefits

This marketing communications role within Accelrys, a leading scientific software company, calls for a technical writer with the ability to understand and communicate complex scientific information. A degree in a scientific discipline is also preferred.

Working closely with Product Marketing Managers and subject matter experts you will take responsibility for writing both marketing and technical collateral related to Accelrys' scientific software and services working closely with your colleagues in the US and UK.

This broad-ranging role will stretch your writing skills across a variety of mediums – from website content, customer/prospect communications and on-line banner ads, to technical product data sheets and scientific research application notes. A team-player you will also proactively support and assist with ongoing marketing initiatives and programs throughout the department.

It goes without saying that you’ll be an expert on MS Office with the written and verbal communication skills to engage with varied customers across different cultural environments. What sets you apart is your ability to drive best practice in marketing communications and keep pace with new developments to ensure product collateral is current. Knowledge of web editing and graphic design software would be highly advantageous.

Accelrys has been delivering software and service solutions to the world's leading pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, nanotechnology, academic and government research organizations for over 20 years. With expertise in life and materials science modeling and simulations, informatics, nanotechnology and scientific operating platform technology, Accelrys' multi-disciplinary solutions span the research and development continuum.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter, quoting ref: AB-MW207, to Nicola Anderson, European Recruiter, at: