New Esr Position In Science Communication And Outreach For 23 Months At Università Di Bologna (...

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December 15, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
  • Research Field: Physics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 15/12/2022 19:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Italy › Bologna - Italia
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/01/2023
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • Reference Number: (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019//860881-HIDDeN)
  • Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number: 860881
  • The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) funded by the European Union H2020 programme named HIDDeN ("Hunting Invisibles: Dark sectors, Dark matter and Neutrinos") officially started on October 1st, 2020.

    This is 23 months in science communication and outreach position affiliated the HIDDeN Horizon2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, with starting dates around January 2023, although there is some flexibility in dates. The science communication and outreach work will be based at Università di Bologna (UNIBO). The deadline for applications is December 15, 2022.

    All applications must be sent through the web page https: // hiddeneu.eu/jobs

    The ESR will carry out research on the communication and dissemination of the science of the ITN. They will focus on the specific difficulties that arise in communication the invisible universe.

    Project Title: Exploring the Invisible Universe in primary schools.

    Objectives: Understanding the challenges in communicating science about neutrinos and dark matter to children focusing on the gender dimension to understand how gender stereotypes develop in the 5/9 age group and how to use scientific capacity to develop a stereotype intervention.

    Expected Results: Material for primary school teachers; videogame on neutrinos and dark matter.

    Responsibilities:

  • Support and develop outreach activities within UNIBO's Department of Physics and Astronomy, which benefit the local community.
  • Liaise with University and funder communication teams for media coverage and press relations.
  • Develop a promotional Material for primary school teachers, videogame on neutrinos and dark matter video for prospective students and researchers
  • Possibility for outreach and educational research if the candidate demonstrates interest in these directions.
  • By EU requirements, eligible candidates may be of any nationality and at the date of recruitment (means the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action) should comply with the following rules:

  • All fellows recruited in an ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Mobility Rule: fellows must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.
  • The ITN HIDDeN complies with an equal opportunity and gender balance policy.

    For more information, please see www. hiddeneu.eu

    Eligibility criteria

    By EU requirements, eligible candidates may be of any nationality and at the date of recruitment (means the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action) should comply with the following rules:

  • All fellows recruited in an ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Mobility Rule: fellows must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.
  • Web site for additional job details

    https: // hiddeneu.eu/jobs

    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications

    The ESR will carry out research on the communication and dissemination of the science of the ITN. They will focus on the specific difficulties that arise in communication the invisible universe.

    They will draw from established research in science communication but will contextualize it to the specific realm of neutrinos, dark matter, axions. These topics are particularly difficult to explain to the general public, despite being highly fascinating. The fact that they involve invisible particles and hidden worlds provides an initial barrier that needs to be overcome. The ESR will identify the challenges and explore possible solutions. On a practical level, they will put their findings to use by developing material (posters, youtube videos, brochures, materials for teachers, a video game for young children) which will be tested in locally organized events and, after tuning, will be made available to the all network. Research will involve carrying out surveys and interviews with the public and in gathering feedback from teachers on how children have received the material. At each node, these tools will be adapted for language and cultural aspects and used in local outreach activities.

    For the outreach ESR, similar conditions are in place. The ESR will be supervised jointly by Prof. Pascoli, for the science aspects, and by Dr. Edwards and Prof. Fabbri, for the outreach aspects. Pastoral care will be provided by the chair of postgraduate studies for the IPPP, who meets the ESR yearly. The ESR will have Dr. Mena as academic mentor and will work closely with them. The ESR will work closely with the Outreach team in UNIBO, receiving an additional level of supervision.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
  • Department: Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “Augusto Righi”
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // fisica-astronomia.unibo.it/it
  • E-Mail: enrico.turchetti3@unibo.it
  • Country: Italy
  • City: Bologna - Italia
  • Postal Code: 40126
  • Street: Viale Alberti Pichat, 6/2 – 40127 Bologna - Italia
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