09 February 2016
PhD placement in Science in Society at the British Library
Applications now open
The British Library is currently running a series of 3-month (or PT equivalent) PhD Placements, to be hosted by specialist curatorial teams and other Library experts. Of the 17 placements on offer, this opportunity will be of particular interest to PhD students with interests in science, science policy and the social perception of scientific issues.
Science in Society
Working within the Research Engagement Team, the placement student will have the opportunity to organise and deliver a TalkScience event on a topic relevant to scientific policy. TalkScience is well-established, highly successful series of public debates organised by and held at the British Library. Previous topics have ranged from the use of personalised genomics to science education in schools.
The placement student will also have the opportunity to use the Library’s collections in relation to science and its social perceptions, for example by working with the Web Archive Team to produce a special online collection related to science and science policy. Additionally, placement students can also get involved with a number of activities across the Research Engagement Team, such as contributing to research reports or social media activity.
We have hosted Science in Society interns in previous years. You can read more about their projects here:
Stuart Smith (BBSRC intern, 2012)
Rachel Huddart (BBSRC intern, 2014)
The application deadline for all of the PhD placements is Friday 19 February 2016.
Further information, including eligibility criteria and details on the application process, can be found here:
All applications must be supported by the applicant’s PhD supervisor and their department’s Graduate Tutor (or equivalent). Please forward any questions to: Research.Development@bl.uk
Research Engagement PhD Placement Student