Volunteer: Join the #OnThisDay Team!

The #OnThisDay project aims to assemble a collection of historically important microbiology events for every single day of the year to spread amongst our community and the wider public.

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! These historical facts will be spread through our social media network to raise public awareness of these important scientific developments.

This would be the third year that the #OnThisDay project has run and the #OnThisDay facts are amongst the most loved posts on our social media! We are thus looking bring new volunteers into the team from all around the world to communicate even more #OnThisDay microbiological facts across 2021.

See the bellow tweets to get an idea of what the #OnThisDay facts look like:

The role:

  • you will be part of a distributed team of expert volunteers from across the world
  • before the start of each month you will research for interesting microbiology facts for delivery to our social media audiences, with a combined reach of tens of thousands of scientists
  • the monthly commitment it not huge, maybe less that one hour, it can be done on the go, in your spare time, or as you work
  • the team will be coordinated by our Science Communication Assistant via email and through some simple documents hosted in the cloud
  • as well as microbiological facts for each day, this year we also expanding to communicating about awareness days

If you are interested, contact with any questions you may have. To apply, please provide a CV and a short paragraph on why you are interested in the project. Deadline Sunday 14th March 2021.

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