[Job, Grenoble] Inst Laue Langevin, Head of Communications, ???? , clos 2 May 2011 #scicomm jobs

The Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble is in need of a new Head of Communications. This job ad came to me via the Stempra mailing list and yes, we noticed the acronym.

ILL is a neutron science facility and they have the rather great “Neutrons for science” tagline.

Bon chance!
(J’espere que c’est Francais parce-que Je stopped parlezing Francais quand j’ai seize ans and j’ai oublie(suffix to denote past tense) most of les mots)

Institut Laue Langevin
Head of Communications

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe’s leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, and welcomes more than 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 12 other countries. We currently have a vacancy :

Head of Communications – m/f


You will be responsible for shaping and implementing the communications strategy for promoting ILL to the general public, the scientific user community as well as political and funding stakeholders.
You will line manage a small team at ILL and will be responsible for the relationship with our partner communication agencies. This team will be responsible for the delivery of research news stories to appropriate media, the ILL website, the ILL presence at science events and festivals, publications, social media, the organization of visits to the institute and its internal communication.
You will act as link between your team, the science division, our partner communication agencies and the ILL Directors. You will report to the Director of the institute.

Qualifications and experience:
You are skilled both in science and communication thanks to a higher education degree(s) (masters or equivalent) and/or experience.
You will have experience of managing communication programmes employing a range of different tactics for other scientific institutions and be well acquainted with the European research landscape. You will be used to interacting with high level funders and stakeholders. You are able to pro-actively extract significant scientific findings from discussions with scientists and bring them to the media. You have a successful experience in team management and are able to lead and motivate.

Language skills:
You have excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral); the ability to speak one or several other European languages, in particular French is an asset. As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France.

Generous company benefits (adaptation and expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered.

Permanent position

For more information on our conditions of employment, click here.

How to apply:
Click on “Apply Online” to fill in the form.
Closing date: 02/05/2011
Vacancy reference: 11/11

In line with our policy of Equal Opportunities, we encourage both men and women with relevant qualifications to apply.

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