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Become a Cell EXPLORERS Team leader and share your love of Science!


Become a Cell EXPLORERS Team leader and share your love of Science!



At a Glance

  • Start Date:10/09/2017
  • End Date:30/06/2018
  • Closing date:30/06/2018
  • Post Updated:11/09/2017
  • Min Hours:15 hours
  • Role Type:Teaching/Tutoring

Requirements:Post-Grad, Postdoc, or Cell EXPLORERS experienced Undergraduate student


The Cell EXPLORERS programme ( is recruiting 
for the new academic year to get started with is Public Engagement programme 2017-18. 

Cell EXPLORERS is part of the outreach programme of the School of Natural Sciences and is open to any NUI Galway students or staff. Our team of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff provides School visits and Science Festival workshops.

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. You can check our website for information on  last year’s team leaders involved in the Fantastic DNA roadshow ( The leaflet is part of our teacher’s package given at each visit and will be presented on our website. 

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 (see our recent Education presentation poster here:

Note that participation in the programme will qualify for the NUI Galway President’s ALIVE volunteering certificate, or can count for the NUI Galway postgraduate module in science communication - GS536. Also this year we have become 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 14th of September 2017 in Biochemistry seminar room at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Lead small Cell EXPLORERS team (5 to 6 people) during school visits
  • Lead Cell EXPLORERS workshop at science festival ( 8 to 15 people)

Skills required for this role:

  • Enthusiasm to share science
  • Like to work in a team
  • Reliability
  • Common sense

Details of time commitment needed for role:
School visits takes place during school day and take 3 to 5h hours depending on the school location. Team leaders are asked to commit to lead 3 visits. Dates will be according to team leaders schedule.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week


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


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