Work With Us

Below are current open positions at the Biomakespace. We are a volunteer-run organisation but sometimes have opportunities for internships or to work on specific funded projects. If you would like to enquire about potential future positions or have an idea for a project or activity for which you would be interested to write a grant proposal, please contact directors@biomake.space.

We are always in need of volunteers! Please head over to the volunteering pages to find out more and get involved!


Biology Programme Intern

Vacancy type:  Full time (10 week contract)
Salary:  £300 per week (10 week contract)
Start Date:  mid-July to early-August 2018 (flexible)
Location:  Cambridge
Closing Date:  Sun 8 July 2018

 

 

 

 

Biomakespace is a not-for-profit social enterprise establishing a community laboratory for lifelong learning, curiosity driven research, entrepreneurship and public engagement at the interface of biology and engineering. This 10-week internship will help build the foundations of our Biology Programme by finalising the equipping and commissioning of our molecular biology and imaging lab. The intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to an on-going project to generate open source biological enzymes for scientists in resource-constrained contexts and dependent on their interests we have a choice of self-contained projects in the following areas: 1) planning and delivering training workshops on synthetic biology; 2) fundraising and business development; 3) planning and delivering public engagement activities. The intern will be supported by the Biomakespace Directors and volunteer committee and will have the opportunity to develop a range of professional and technical skills to support a future career in science, public engagement and more.


Person Specification:    
We are seeking a person with experience of working in a molecular biology laboratory who is passionate about biology and shares the vision of Biomakespace to improve community access to biological teaching and research. Previous experience with molecular biology techniques such as PCR and molecular cloning is essential and further training will be provided.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and proactive with excellent communication skills.
Interests in informal science education, maker spaces, open science, DIY science and public engagement are all desirable.

To Apply:
For informal enquiries contact Dr Jenny Molloy on jenny@biomake.space
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV and the names of two references to Dr Jenny Molloy on jenny@biomake.space by the end of Sunday 8 July 2018. Interviews will take place the following week either in-person or online. Deadline is the end of Sun 8 July 2018.


Engineering Programme Intern

Vacancy type:  Full time (10 week contract)
Salary:  £300 per week (10 week contract)
Start Date:  mid-July to early-August 2018 (flexible)
Location:  Cambridge
Closing Date:  Sun 8 July 2018

 

 

 

 

Biomakespace is a not-for-profit social enterprise establishing a community laboratory for lifelong learning, curiosity driven research, entrepreneurship and public engagement at the interface of biology and engineering. This 10-week internship will help build the foundations of our Engineering Programme by finalising the equipping and commissioning of our maker lab for electronics and digital fabrication. The intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to an on-going project to generate open source science hardware for researchers in resource-constrained contexts and dependent on their interests we have a choice of self-contained projects in the following areas: 1) planning and delivering training workshops on maker skills such as electronics, 3D printing and laser cutting; 2) fundraising and business development; 3) planning and delivering public engagement activities. The intern will be supported by the Biomakespace Directors and volunteer committee and will have the opportunity to develop a range of professional and technical skills to support a future career in science and engineering, public engagement and more.

Person Specification:    
We are seeking a person with experience of working with electronics, 3D printing, laser cutting and similar techniques who is passionate about engineering and shares the vision of Biomakespace to improve community access to teaching and research at the interface of biology and engineering. 

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and proactive with excellent communication skills.
Interests in informal STEM education, the maker movement, open science, DIY science and public engagement are all desirable.

To Apply:
For informal enquiries contact Dr Jenny Molloy on jenny@biomake.space
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV and the names of two references to Dr Jenny Molloy on jenny@biomake.space by the end of Sunday 8 July 2018. Interviews will take place the following week either in-person or online. Deadline is the end of Sun 8 July 2018.


Biology and Engineering Workshop Trainers

Vacancy type  Part time (ad hoc)
Payment  Negotiable, based on course length and fees
Start Date  Rolling
Location  Cambridge
Closing Date  Rolling

 

 

 

 

Biomakespace is a not-for-profit social enterprise establishing a community laboratory for lifelong learning, curiosity driven research, entrepreneurship and public engagement at the interface of biology and engineering. We are looking for people to plan and deliver training workshops to members of the public on molecular biology, imaging, maker skills such as electronics, 3D printing and laser cutting or other topics related to biology and engineering. Trainers will be paid based on the length of the course and course fees.

You will be supported by the Biomakespace Directors and volunteer committee and will have the opportunity to develop a range of professional and technical skills to support a future career in science and engineering, public engagement and more.

Person Specification:    
You will have a specific skill or disciplinary background that would be relevant to the Biomakespace community, be passionate about informal science education and share the vision of Biomakespace to improve community access to teaching and research at the interface of biology and engineering. 

You will be highly motivated and proactive with excellent communication skills. Prior experience of training or teaching is desirable but not essential.

To Apply:
For informal enquiries contact Dr Jenny Molloy on jenny@biomake.space
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to Dr Jenny Molloy on jenny@biomake.space. There is no deadline and we accept new trainers on a rolling basis.