of science communication
Agent Majeur is a science communication agency founded in 2008. Since then, the research landscape has transformed. Scientists are under increasing pressure to publicise their activities, seek out funding, forge partnerships, and so forth. To navigate these tasks, they must cultivate their communication.
Alexia is the founder and CEO of Agent Majeur, a science communication agency. A chemical engineer by training, her experience in both research and consulting led her to identify the need for a consulting firm specialized in communication for research and innovation 11 years ago. Since then, Alexia and her team have been advising scientists on how to best promote their research in both French and English.
Annick, a doctor in biochemistry, first worked as a life sciences researcher at CNRS, and subsequently in the pharmaceutical industry. She has penned popular articles in magazines such as La Recherche and Biofutur. Annick is currently involved in several areas including: consulting, training in oral and written communication, technical writing, development, and presenting guided tours.
An engineering graduate from INSA Lyon, Francis began his career in the sale of high-tech products. A firm believer in human potential and passionate about improving it, he became a Master Practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming. Trilingual in French, German and English, he also gives talks and leads training courses on science communication.
Eric, a doctor in neuroscience, is also a science writer and publisher. He began his career at Larousse and has written and edited many popular books for the general public and young audiences. Editor-in-chief of science and lifestyle magazines, Eric is specialized in creating and maintaining blogs and websites. Eric conducts training programmes on written communication and editorial design workshops.
‘A scientific mind is vital for understanding scientists and helping them to better communicate.’
Doctor in molecular biology and a masters graduate in Science Media Production, British-born James moved to Paris seven years ago. Passionate about media, he has explained science on TV and also worked as a TV researcher on programmes for the BBC and Discovery. James writes, translates and trains in oral and written science communication.
With 15 years of research experience, Sébastien became specialized in scientific illustration and publishing. He creates still images, animations and educational videos that present science in an easy-to-understand format.
Graphic designer, illustrator et artistic director, Julian is a graduate of LISAA, l’Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués. He is involved in multiple graphic design projects. From a brief to a final design, this athlete of aesthetics designs visual identities and page layouts.
Jacques earned his degree in programming, graphic design and multimedia. For over 10 years, he has been developing websites and tailor-made applications using various computer languages from HTML to PHP. Jacques is also experienced in web referencing.
After graduating from a prestigious French business school, Stéphanie has been offering up her know-how to entrepreneurs for nearly 20 years. In her element when working on Agent Majeur’s multidisciplinary projects, Stéphanie shares the team-wide affinity for knowledge transmission and effective communication.
Head of HR
The last member of the team, Albert successfully obtained his PhD in Physics from l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Zürich. After a very testing internship, and taking into account his scientific expertise, Albert found himself trusted with the task of recruiting consultants and trainers.
value and communication
‘Adding value to science.’ Why would a science communication agency choose such a slogan? Research and innovation bring value to institutions but also, on a grander scale, society. Yet for this, funding is often needed, as is time for the integration of the solutions they provide. By putting research and scientific breakthroughs under the spotlight, Agent Majeur helps to add even more value to projects.
At the office or in the shower, we put our heads together and brainstorm with clients, to come up with ideas (almost) 24 hours a day.
When faced with a problem, we ask ourselves the right questions, in the right order. Because that’s how you come up with the right answers!
Because science certainly doesn’t work on approximations, we do background research on the subjects we work on.
We consider ourselves lucky to be in a fantastic line of work, finding ideas that engage minds with lasting impact.
We’re constantly on the lookout for new talent to further reinforce our team. Look over our job openings, and if your dream job isn’t on offer, send us a spontaneous application.
You will be required to conduct oral or written communication training sessions for a scientific audience. You work on the basis of specific projects for our customers in France or in Europe, in the industrial R&D or services sector.
You have an initial background in a scientific field (computing, biology, mathematics, chemistry, physics…) and a practical professional experience in communication. Alternatively, you are a communication professional and you specialise in science (e.g. a scientific journalist or a technical writer).
You are proficient in English and in another language – French, German or Spanish, which allows you to conduct training courses throughout Europe.
To support our projects, we are looking for experienced native-English science writers. Your job will consist of drafting (web or intranet) articles, press release kits and brochures, as well as conducting science writing training courses in English.
You have an educational background in the sciences (graduate level, engineer, or doctor) and your mother tongue is English. You draft scientific and technical documents on a professional basis. Ideal applicants have already conducted science writing training workshops.
You will start up and manage a branch of Agent Majeur abroad. You manage the consulting and training missions you are given and you get involved in the commercial development.
You are currently based abroad (Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, China, Japan, USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina). You work in the field of science communication or communication training. You are freelance and want to broaden your activities by working with Agent Majeur.
We are looking for a communications officer for a full-time internship for a period of 4 months. The successful candidate will be involved in:
– managing our monthly newsletter
– working on the referencing of our website
– community management (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube)
– updating our communication materials
– writing articles for our blog
– organising events
You have at 2-years of university, you are currently doing an undergraduate or masters degree in communication or business. You speak English well and are able to write effectively. You are organised, dynamic, reliable and autonomous.
To support our projects, we sometimes call upon experienced scientific translators in English to translate articles (web and intranet), press release kits and brochures.
You possess an educational background in the sciences (graduate level, engineer, or doctor) and your mother tongue is English. You translate scientific and technical material on a professional basis, or you are a translation professional specialized in a scientific field.
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29 may 2019
Science communication webinar
On the 29th May, Science magazine hosted an online seminar about science communication. Amongst the panel of experts: Alexia Youknovsky, founder and CEO of Agent Majeur.
04 mar. 2019
A southern breeze over Agent Majeur
Italy hit our offices with the arrival of Alessandra. Architect and researcher in sustainable development, she is with us for a 6-month internship.
23 jul. 2018
Agent Majeur has just turned 10 years old!
As the years go by, Agent Majeur keeps on growing. To celebrate our 10th birthday, the team has organised an evening on the theme of fake news.