PIPS Opportunity – Public Engagement (EPSRC) – open call

PIPS Internship in Public Engagement (PoPPI Research Project)

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 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, and, 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.

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