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2022 Join the University of Galway Cell EXPLORERS team

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2022 Join the University of Galway Cell EXPLORERS team

Cell EXPLORERS

Galway

At a Glance

  • Start Date:05/09/2022
  • End Date:30/04/2023
  • Closing date:31/05/2023
  • Post Updated:02/09/2022
  • Min Hours:10
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Applicants must complete training (Delivered by Cell EXPLORERS) before participating in any activities.

Description

The Cell EXPLORERS programme is recruiting for the new academic year to get started with its Public Engagement programme 2022-23 

Cell EXPLORERS is part of the Education & Public Engagement programme of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and is open to any University of Galway students or staff. Our team of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff provides interactive hands-on science activities to schools, youth groups and families at science festivals. Since the 2020, some of our activities have been adapted to work online. We are currently disseminating a mixture of in-person (Science Club and Escape room) and online (Fantastic DNA in a Box) activities. 

Find out more about what being a volunteer involves on our website: www.cellexplorers.com/volunteers 

Every year we offer to postgraduate or postdoctoral scientists the ability to lead small team of demonstrators for our school visit roadshow or our science workshops. The involvement is flexible and tailored to researcher’s timetable.  

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Skills required for this role:

Our team members report many benefits from their involvement including the gain of communication skills, an increased confidence, and fulfilment at communicating a subject they are passionate about.

Note that participation in the programme will qualify for the University of Galway President’s ALIVE volunteering certificate, the University of Galway employability award, and can count for the NUI Galway postgraduate module in science communication - GS536. We are also a GAISCE Challenge Partner. 

Researchers interested, or knowing someone interested, in joining the programme can contact us directly by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below!

Note that a general information meeting will take place on Thursday 1pm September 7th or 13th in Biochemistry seminar room on the ground floor of Biochemistry. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Training: approx. 1.5 hours of online interactive training, 2 hours of practical training Activities: dependent on activities. Fantastic DNA in a Box (online, with schools) is 1hour with an extra 30 minutes for prep. Science Club (in person, occurs for 5 weeks at a time) is 1.5 hour in the evening (e.g. 4.30-6pm) once a week.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Muriel Grenon

Address: Cell EXPLORERS, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway

Website: www.cellexplorers.com

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