Part-time science-communication trainee for the Robotic Instruments group



Would you like to create impactful articles/videos that communicate real science in a captivating way? Are you up for the challenge of communicating scientific research that challenges the imagination?


At the Robotics Instruments group, we develop scientific instruments that are aimed at pushing the limits of current methods. Even though our aim is to publish high-quality articles in scientific journals, a lot of our work could be further published as mainstream media targeting other researchers but also the general public.


If this sounds appealing to you and you believe to have the necessary skills for the job, we are interested in hearing from you.


Your work


You will be responsible for creating and applying communication templates for several platforms, including research group’s webpage, Facebook and LinkedIn, among other platforms, as well as YouTube. You will work in close collaboration with researchers in creating effective communication methods for their work, focusing mainly on digital content creation and management. This includes article writing and video planning, shooting and editing, as well as other tasks associated with the group’s outreach.


This is a part-time job (20-30% of time), starting immediately.




- A current Aalto University student studying towards a university degree, e.g. in media, journalism, arts, marketing, social sciences, business or technology.
- Good communication skills in English, writing in particular.
- Basic understanding of scientific research methodologies.
- Good group working skills and proactive.
- Good digital editing skills. (e.g. Adobe Illustrator and Premier, as well as other Adobe Creative Suite tools or similar)
- Familiarity with social-media platforms.
- Experience in science-communication is appreciated. 


Apply now


Please send your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience by Sunday April 5, 2020 through the recruitment system at link Apply now! below.  Application material should include (all documents in English):


  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • CV
  • Official transcripts or degree certificate  


Further information


For further information, please contact Professor Quan Zhou, and in recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen, 


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