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Recruiting on myScience is the ideal solution for companies active in R&D, research institutions, universities and departments looking for highly qualified staff, scientitsts, researchers or engineers. Your benefits Specific target audience: visitors are scientists, academics and university graduates. Through the alert service, your job offer reaches interested people directly. You thereby benefit from several advertisements for the price of one. myScience Network: Your job offer appears automatically and for free on the myScience network and myScience International.  

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Summary: Originally a Swiss job board, MyScience has since spread to other neighbouring countries, like Austria. It was founded in 2007, and took over some of the activity from The group belongs to Scimetrica, which is a Scientific Communication and Evaluations website. The group hasn’t been very active on social media recently. There is only one post on Facebook for the 1 537 followers and all the portals share a Twitter page, which only has 48 followers (and nothing new). Around 1 640 daily visitors drop by the site, which isn’t half bad for a specialist job board. For more information about the company, you can also visit the Wikipedia page.

Design: When you first visit the website, the job offers don’t stand out any more than the articles. In fact, the core of the homepage is focused on articles, and the search engine (the date, the category, the region, the type and keywords) only appears halfway down the page. You can access the listing through the search engine or “jobs” at the top of the page. If you would like to refine your search, you have advanced search options (the employer, the occupational rate, the publication date, the category, additional category). The job offers appear in a list, and have clear dates (which refer to when the job needs to be filled). The information is clear and the application process is explained in the job description (the reference number for MyScience should be included in the application). Finally, companies can opt for slightly customised profiles, which include a description, images, video and a map.

The job board objective: MyScience first goal is to share information from the scientific industry to those it interests most. That information includes events, research and job offers.

Recruiter observations: Recruiters can post jobs, programs or events. Other advertising is also available through the website. It’s easy to create an account and order through the site and the prices are on the website. In addition to featuring its partner websites, MyScience CH also features some noteworthy clients.

Jobseeker observations: Jobseekers can’t create an account but they can apply to job offers.

The job offers: Currently, there are 317 job offers on the site. Most of the job offers are in Careers/Employment, followed by Physics and Life Science.

Reactivity: --

Special features: The confusing security codes (to send an e-mail); events (of which there are many); the news articles; the research information; the directory (including academies, associations, education, etc.); the list of professional university degree programs; the “living in Switzerland” section (which includes information on salary, housing, contracts, travel, insurance, taxes and an overview of Switzerland); the search engine for keywords on the website; the employers of the week; information on applying to jobs in Switzerland and different job boards for Switzerland.

Verdict: MyScience is an interesting website when it comes to news in the scientific field. It’s great to see efficient language options, interesting content and clear advertising options. It would be great if the job board also had a CV database.

Written by Ali Neill

As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.

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International visibility: 55% of visitors are from abroad (particularly from Germany, France, USA and UK). Search engines: Very good indexing by search engines.

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