Jobs in science communication are generally on the rise - fewer science journalism roles are on offer, however.
Senior Editor, The Lancet Core roles are to contribute to the success of The Lancet through in-depth involvement in the peer review process and pre-acceptance decision taking and leading, either with a small team or alone and often with supervisory oversight, the management of one or more journal sections.
The platform will produce high-quality portable peer-reviews that can be directly used by EMBO Press and external partner journals and posted on bioRxiv.
What to expect Work is primarily office based but visits to meet with clients or to interview experts may be required. It's important to research which topics are covered on each programme you consider, what graduates of the programme go on to do and if any work experience and networking opportunities are incorporated, as course structure will vary between institutions.
However, science writers sometimes have to work long hours to meet deadlines, so you'll need a flexible approach to working extra to accommodate breaking news and in-depth, time consuming projects.
Degrees specifically in science communication, available from a range of UK universities, will prepare you for a career in science writing by honing a variety of skills, including: organising and curating public events and exhibits for science organisations broadcasting science on TV and radio publicising science through websites and social media editing and publishing scientific content.
Qualifications Broadly speaking, there are two routes you can take to become a science writer: move from a science career into writing move from journalism into specialist science writing.