PoPPI Creating Resources for Public Engagement – rolling deadline

 

 

PIPS Opportunity based at The University of Leeds – Public Engagement (School of Chemistry)

PIPS Internship in Developing Public Engagement Materials and Activities for the PoPPI Programme

Are you a self-motivated, creative PhD student looking for an challenging internship in Leeds?

PoPPI is a £3.4 million five-year collaborative programme, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), between the

  • ​University of Leeds
  • University of Bristol
  • Northern Institute for Cancer Research (Newcastle University)
  • AstraZeneca
  • Domainex

The programme focuses on the development of computational and chemical tools to classify protein-protein interactions (PPI) and use the resultant insight to synthesize molecules, which act as selective inhibitors and, which can be used as chemical probes. Understanding and modulating the PPIs will increase the knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of diseases, such as cancer and the neurodegenerative diseases, e.g. Alzheimer’s, Huntingdon’s and Parkinson’s.

See an introductory video on the PoPPI website:

https://poppi.website

You will be tasked with generating sustainable resources for PoPPI that can be used to engage a wide audience including:

(i) the general public through to well informed pupils & students

(ii) biologists and chemists with an interest in the PoPPI programme, and interests in modern drug discovery.

This could take the form of animations, videos, cartoons etc. The PIPS intern will be expected to lead on the development of these resources in consultation with the PoPPI investigators and team members as appropriate.  An appropriate budget will be made available to deliver on these goals. Capability in web-design together with strong oral and written communication skills are desirable. Flexible working arrangements are possible by agreement.

For additional information on public engagement see: https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/about-engagement/what-public-engagement

Based at The University of Leeds.

Deadline and how to apply

This opportunity is offered with an open deadline.  Dates of PIPS will be agreed between ourselves and the student.

If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Amy Rees a.l.rees@leeds.ac.uk