Call for Forum Voluntary Press Office Assistants

10 February 2020


10 February, 2020 in FENS News

Are you an early career neuroscientist, with a keen interest in science communications? We are looking for 3 Voluntary Press Office Assistants to ensure the smooth running of the Forum Press Centre. Application deadline: 16 March 2020

The FENS Communication Committee together with the Press Officer is issuing a call for 3 Voluntary Press Office Assistants (VPAs) at the FENS Forum 2020 in Glasgow to ensure the smooth running of the Press Centre.

This is an ideal opportunity for early career neuroscientists interested in developing skills in writing, science communication and experience in the media.

The Voluntary Press Office Assistants should be early career neuroscientists with a genuine interest in science communications and the media. Ideally, she/he will have some relevant experience and is keen to learn more.


  • Duration: 10 July to 16 July 2020 and a commitment to work approximately 10-hours in the lead up to the Forum from early May to 10 July.
  • Location:
    • From early May to July (10 hours): work remotely
    • From 10 to 16 July 2020: on site at the SEC Centre in Glasgow (Forum venue)
  • Award: Press Assistants will receive a stipend of £1000. In addition, each Press Assistant’s travel accommodation and associated expenses will be covered, up to £1000.

Read the full description here. Application deadline: 16 March 2020

Applications should be addressed to with the following subject: FENS Forum Voluntary Press Office Assistants.

The FENS Forum Press Centre and the Press Assistants’ positions are made possible thanks to generous support from the Dana Foundation.