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Dean of Research Celebratory Lecture


On 23rd June we will host our second Dean of Research Celebratory Lecture. 

This new lecture series will be held twice a year and is intended to celebrate successes in the Faculty.  Each event will include a lecture that focuses on the publication of a high quality output, particularly by our early career researchers. 

This second lecture entitled A motile cytoskeleton drives bacterial cell division will be given by Dr Seamus Holden and Calum Jukes and will celebrate their recent Science publication.

It will be held in the Baddiley Clark lecture room between 3 and 4pm on 23rd June 2017 and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Soapbox Science 2017 - Newcastle

Newcastle University is excited to be hosting Soapbox Science for a third year!  Inspirational female Scientists from Newcastle will be taking to their soapboxes and wowing the local community with their cutting edge science! We will be commandeering Grey’s monument  in the City Centre on Saturday 17th June 2017 from 12pm- 3pm. The event is free and a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with local Scientists!

If you would like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a look at our short films from 2015 and 2016.

For full details of the event, including information about our speakers, please visit the Soapbox Science website

We hope to see you there!


Pint of Science Festival 2017 - Newcastle

On 15th-17th May, 24 scientists from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities are to appear in city watering holes, as the world's largest festival of public science talks returns to Newcastle.

Tickets are now available for the international, three day Pint of Science festival which brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation's favourite locals. Four themes are hosted this year: Beautiful Minds, Atoms to Galaxies and Our Body are returning, with the addition of the Our Society event new for 2017.

Newcastle and Northumbria University researchers can be caught speaking at four pubs across the city on May 15 - 17, form 7pm to 9.30pm, namely The Old George Inn, The Percy Arms, Tyne Bar, and The Town Wall. Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website, with each evening costing only £4.

Newcastle attendees will enjoy a variety of exciting talks including:

• Sex, Politics, News: A Game of Three Sides – Professor Karen Ross, the UK’s first named chair in Gender and Media, will discuss the complicated way the media treat female politicians such as our Prime Minister Theresa May. (Our Society, Tuesday 16th)

• For Atoms to Galaxies on Tuesday night at Tyne Bar, Dr. Pietro Dimodica and Ian Simmons (a consultant at the Centre for Life) will be setting the stage alight and putting it out again in a fantastic display of fire power.

Alongside the main talks, each evening will also include a range of fun, science related activities including live experiments, fun quizzes, geeky puzzles, engaging stories and other interactive activities.

Dr Ann Fitchett, Events, Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, Institute ofNeuroscience is organising the Beautiful Minds event. She said: "It’s wonderful that we are bringing Pint of Science to Newcastle for the second time. Last year’s debut was a great success with most of the events selling out. This year we are building on that success by adding in a 4th theme of ‘Our Society'.

"There is so much enthusiasm in Newcastle for these events, with people giving their time to organise them, researchers offering to give talks and of course the public who want to come along. I think there is great pride all around concerning the research that happens here on our doorstep and this is a chance to celebrate it."

Pint of Science was established five years ago by a group of UK-based postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Festival founders Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin wanted to bring back the personal touch to science, giving everyone the chance to meet the real people behind the incredible research taking place in universities across the country. The duo are amazed by the growth of their idea into a global festival, which has spread to 12 countries around the world.

“Science can often get lost in translation, leading to the spread of pseudo-science and myths. The best way to overcome this is for people to be able to talk to scientists directly in a familiar environment, such as in a pub over a pint”, says Festival co-founder Dr Motskin. “We are in awe of how big the festival has become over the years, demonstrating the thirst there is to hear science from the source – the scientists. The festival gives everyone the chance to pick the brains of some of the UK’s most brilliant academics, breaking down barriers and giving unrivalled access to the people behind the science.” 

Market Researcher placement opportunity at QURES Ltd (Cheshire)

This placement may be of interest to BBSRC DTP students as a PIPS project but may also appeal to other PhD students as a summer internship opportunity. Pay and hours are negotiable.

For more information and application details see the role description.
QURES have indicated that a September 2017 start would also be possible for this role. 

Analytical Chemist placement opportunity at QURES Ltd (Cheshire)

This placement may be of interest to BBSRC DTP students as a PIPS project but may also appeal to other PhD students as a summer internship opportunity. Pay and hours are negotiable.

For more information and application details see the role description


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