[Job] Cancer Research UK, p/t Snr Science Communications Officer (2nd vac, not a duplicate), ??30.7-35.7k, clos 1 Feb 2011

Note: there is another job of the same name (presumably fairly similar, but caveat jobseekor and all that) job closing on the 25 January 2011 here, which was Posteroused last week.

Cancer Research UK
Senior Science Communications Officer

Ref: 11327

Application Deadline: 01-02-2011
Location: London
Directorate: Communication & Information
Salary: ??30,750 – ??35,750 pa inclusive of London weighting (Full Time Equivalent)
Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract

This is an exciting role, where you will be responsible for delivering inspiring information about Cancer Research UK`s portfolio and the impact of our research to external audiences.

The position is a 3-day-a-week (21 hours) maternity cover role of 8 months

Details of the role
Senior Science Communications Officer (Ref: 11327)

??30,750 – ??35,750 pa (full-time equivalent)

About the job
In your role as Senior Science Communications Officer, you will be responsible for delivering inspiring information about Cancer Research UK`s portfolio and the impact of our research to external audiences.

You will take responsibility for writing copy for a range of resources as well as marketing and evaluating these resources effectively. You will to seek opportunities to communicate our research in a new and engaging way.

You will also be responsible for liaising with our research funding departments to access the latest information about our research and key strategic initiatives.

About you
To join us, you`ll need to be a confident, positive and solutions-focused individual with excellent project and time management skills. You will be an excellent writer and have a talent for translating complex science into plain English through a range of online and offline media. And you will understand audience needs and have enthusiasm for communicating to our supporters, the media and the general public.

A strong science background is essential, ideally to PhD level or equivalent. And a good knowledge of the cancer field is highly desirable with the enthusiasm to keep up to date with this ever-changing field and our research portfolio.

About us
Cancer Research UK is the world`s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. We are entirely funded by the public – last year our total income from fundraising, investments and charitable activities was ??410 million. With over 3,500 staff, we are a large, complex, dynamic and diverse charity.

This is a part-time maternity cover (three days a week – 21 hours); 8 months contract (with the chance of extension)

How to apply
All applications should be made via Cancer Research UK`s careers website. Click on the apply button for more information.
Our online application process involves attaching your CV and covering letter which should outline your interest in applying for this role and explain how you meet the criteria as set out in the role profile.
Closing date: 31st January 2011

Interview dates: Week beginning 7th February
Read more by viewing SeniorSciCommsOfficer1.1.11.doc (attached, Jo)

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