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Volunteer: Join the #OnThisDay Team!

Science is always advancing, but it is sometimes useful to look backwards too. The #OnThisDay project aims to assemble a collection of historically important microbiology events for every single day of the year to spread amongst out community on social media. These events could be interesting discoveries, the dates of seminal scientific publications, the important moments in the lives of famous microbiologists, or anything that would pique the interest of the microbiology community!

The first year of this project has gone very well, bringing forgotten scientists to the forefront, showcasing the most inspirational women in microbiology, sparking debate amongst professors on the correct use of ‘Gram-positive’ vs ‘gram-positive’.

But nearly 70% of the days of the year are still without a microbiological #OnThisDay fact! This is where you come in…

Across 2020, our #OnThisDay team will help to research these microbiology facts for delivery to our social media audiences, with a combined reach of tens of thousands of scientists. We will work month by month to produce batches of facts for days of the year.

The role:

  • you will be part of a distributed team of expert volunteers from across the world
  • the monthly commitment it not huge, just a few hours to research the most interesting facts, it can be done on the go, in your spare time, or as you work
  • the team will be coordinated by our Science Communication Officer via email and through some simple documents hosted in the cloud
  • as well as finding facts for each day, we also focus on larger campaigns, such as International Women’s Day (8 March 2020)

If you are interested, contact joseph.shuttleworth@fems-microbiology.org with any questions you may have. To apply, please provide a CV and a short paragraph on why you are interested in the project.

 

 

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