Talking climate?

Have a background in science and a knack for explaining the climate?

Channel 4 is hiring two new digital roles in Glasgow.

Want to cover the biggest stories in Scotland?

Apply now!

Climate journalist https://bit.ly/347b1oW 

Success after School industry placement

Chris Acheson (MPhys MInstP) is a recent graduate who wanted to share some advice.

I graduated with an MPhys from Edinburgh in 2018. During my degree I was fortunate enough to undertake a summer industry placement at Bright Ascension, the cubesat software company at CodeBase. (This was offered through the School’s Career Scholarship Programme as one of their industry placements)

I have just started a job at the Robinson Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand where I have joined the space team – the aim of the group is to find new applications for superconductors in space technologies.

Without a doubt, the reason I got the job was the internship at Bright Ascension, who have a really good reputation even here in New Zealand.

The art in physics

Nicolas Angelides didn’t intend to be a physicist. It was art that first captured his attention. These days, however, he sees very little distinction between the two disciplines.

One of the reasons I chose London for my Ph.D. is because I am in the center of it all. In a collaboration with students from the Royal College of Art in London, an exhibition was put together, highlighting the beauty of topics in physics. I worked on a piece in that collection that was called Instance. I’ve also given loads of talks. It’s really where we allow physics to be the inspiration for other things that I’ve had the most fun, like the exhibition or outreach events.

Find out more about his values and motivations here

Make a difference with your tech skills

The Financial Conduct Authority works to make sure financial markets are honest, fair and effective so that consumers get a fair deal. They do this by regulating more than 59,000 businesses.

Next summer you could be developing your skills in an environment that makes a real difference to society. They have three summer internship programmes and closing date is 5 January 2020

Data Science Summer Internship Programme:
Technology and Change Summer Internship Programme:
Cyber and Information Resilience Summer Internship Programme

Find out more and apply here

NHS Information Analyst

The NHS are currently recruiting an Information Analyst role. It’s a great opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a difference to people’s lives.

The Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS National Services Scotland has over 40 years’ experience of supporting NHS Scotland to deliver better health outcomes: better data means better lives. We are the largest employer of information staff in Scotland. We work with clinicians, health and social care practitioners, managers, researchers and others across the wider public service and beyond.

ISD is an authoritative source of Scottish national healthcare statistics. As an experienced healthcare, and more recently social care, partner; ISD is uniquely positioned to provide support in information design, development and application to enhance decisions about healthcare and ultimately improve Scotland’s health.

We offer a wide range of high quality, high value consultancy services and products tailored specifically to Scottish health needs. These range from provision of interpretation, advice, training and support on new and existing data collections and their application, through to direct access for authorised information analysts and researchers to our key national datasets.

For details of job and an information pack, visit the website

Closing date: Monday 11th November 2019