Our friends at The Global Young Academy (GYA) are looking for a new Managing Director (MD) to lead the GYA Office hosted at the BBAW in Berlin, Germany. The position is available from 1 September 2016 with a fixed-term contract and the possibility to be extended. The deadline for applications is 17 April 2016.
The GYA empowers early-career researchers to lead international and interdisciplinary initiatives and projects, and to engage in intergenerational dialogue by developing and mobilizing talent from six continents. Our purpose is to promote reason and inclusiveness in global decision-making.
On 10-11 December 2015, the Global Young Academy (GYA) and the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts will hold an interdisciplinary young experts meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on the refugee crisis to develop a vision document based on the latest evidence. The goal of this meeting on "Fresh Scientific Eyes on the Refugee Crisis" is to provide policy-makers and committed citizens with key insights and potential approaches to address aspects of the current refugee crisis.
YAS member Karly Kehoe, who is also a member of the GYA is involved in organising this meeting. Another YAS member Jeffrey Murer, will participate and represent YAS at this conference.
A Question for Europe, a joint project between YAS and six other European young academies, has announced the winners of its competition, “Who Gets Carried Away by Europe?”
The competition, which was supported by the Commerzbank Foundation, encouraged participants to answer the question “who gets carried away by Europe?” by submitting any type of creative response; academic, literary, musical, photographic, and audio-visual submissions were accepted.
Tracey Gloster is a Wellcome Trust funded fellow based at the University of St Andrews. Her research focuses on understanding the structure, mechanism, and function of carbohydrate processing enzymes, primarily those that are involved in health and disease.