Bist Career week – Round table: Science Communication

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Join us for BIST Career Week to prepare for your future! The week will consist of five days packed with morning workshops and afternoon round tables, with inspiring speakers from different backgrounds, trajectories, and jobs.

This year’s round tables will be focused on a variety of career possibilities including scientific group leadership, science communication, pharma and industry, data science, and consultancy. Wherever your next move may be (inside or outside academia!), the BIST Career Week is for you.

Round tables are a great opportunity to meet people working in different jobs and sectors. Join us and learn what they did and how is a normal day in their jobs. All related to science, but all different: come and get inspired!

Round table 2: Careers in science communication


Àlex Argemí Head of Marketing and Communication, ICN2

Degree in Biology (University of Barcelona, 2001), Master in Science Communication (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2002), Master in Translational Medicine (University of Barcelona 2011). He ran away from the lab during his first career years. After coordinating for over 10 years the communication activities at IDIBAPS, a biomedical research centre attached to the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, since 2014 Àlex Argemí leads the Marketing and Communication Department at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2). Àlex Argemí coordinates a communication team at the ICN2 devoted to curate outreach actions for different stakeholders, dissemination activities and internal communication channels. He is one of the leading members of NanoEduca, awarded with the 2018 Catalan National Science Communication Award.

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Fernando Gomollón Bel, Press Coordinator for the Graphene Flagship (Cambridge, UK)

Fernando Gomollón Bel studied chemistry in Zaragoza and Paris, then specialised in science communication. Between 2016 and 2018 he worked as an intern science writer at Chemistry World and as a science communicator at ICIQ. Now, he is the Press Coordinator for the Graphene Flagship based in Cambridge, UK, and freelances for different media outlets.

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Helena González-Burón, science communicator, educator, and performer. Director of Big Van Science.

Helena González-Burón, Ph.D. in Biomedicine, is director and co-founder of Big Van Science, a non-profit organization that aims to communicate science using drama-based activities, humor and storytelling. In this sense, her job includes being a scientific-comedian, a science educator, a public communication skills trainer and a science writer. She has coordinated and implemented more than 20 science education projects in Europe, Africa and Latin America working with both, public and private companies. She’s author of more than 10 science education books, collaborator and scriptwriter on radio and TV, and editor and writer in National Geographic. She’s content creator at Tik Tok and Youtube (@Clowntifics).

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Brynley Pearlstone, UK's National Health Service, astrophysicist, and a science communicator

Dr. Brynley Pearlstone is a triple threat: an astrophysicist, a worker in UK’s National Health Service, and a science communicator leaning into their queerness. Brynley worked for 2 years as a freelance science communicator, launching SciCurious (the podcast that highlights LGBT people in STEM) and the live-steamed cabaret show “Science is a Drag”. Now they work in the healthcare sector, having leaned on the experience gained freelancing.

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Five workshops and five round tables throughout the July 5-9 week.

See here the complete Career Week programme

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Note that the Career Week activities are designed for BIST Community members, but they are opened to the whole scientific community and the access to the events is free.