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Specific target audience: myScience.at visitors are scientists, academics and university graduates. Through our alert service, your job offer reaches interested people directly. myScience partners: Your job offer is also published in the general job portals of our partners: METAJob.at, CareerJet.at, Jobrapido and SimplyHired.com. You thereby benefit from several advertisements for the price of one.

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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 Swiss-science.org. 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 188 followers and all the portals share a Twitter page, which only has 48 followers (and nothing new). Needless the say, the visibility is very low, but the articles are updated and interesting. 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 publication dates. There are no logos, but 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, the featured companies at the bottom of the homepage really are hiring and there is a search engine for keywords from anywhere on the website (news, events, job offers, etc.), two pieces of good news.

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 both jobs and events. It’s easy to create an account and order through the site and the prices are on the website.

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

The job offers: Currently, there are 312 job offers on the site. The oldest job offers are from April of last year but more than half of them are less than a month old. Most of the job offers are in Careers/Employment, followed by Business/Economics and Computer Science.

Reactivity: --

Special features: The confusing security codes (to send an e-mail); events; the news articles; the research articles; the list of private universities; the list of information portals; the list of professional university degree programs.

Verdict: MyScience is an interesting website when it comes to news in the scientific field. It’s great to see efficient language options, but the visibility is very low. If you do choose to use MyScience, it might be best to invest in another job board as well.

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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