Department of Physics
Salary: ??41,030 – ??49,770 per annum
South Kensington Campus
Fixed term for 3 years
Applications are invited for an Outreach Officer to work as part of the Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) within the Physics Department. You will be responsible for all operational aspects of the outreach activities, providing training to students of the CDT and promoting the research of the centres.
The aims of the CDT are to train postgraduates to carry out cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research in Controlled Quantum Dynamics, Plastic Electronics, and Theory and Simulation of Materials. CDT runs a number of activities for undergraduates and schoolteachers interested in these subjects.
Your key responsibilities will include; supervising and instructing students in the CDT, giving guest/public lectures plus television and radio interviews promoting the Centre and presenting research highlights.
You will have a PhD or equivalent level of experience in physics or a closely-related discipline. You must have experience in physics outreach to members of the general public, schoolchildren, and university students and be able to demonstrate substantial experience of diverse outreach activities. You will have proven competence in interacting effectively with members of the public and ability to understand all areas of research undertaken in the Centres. You will also have the ability to effectively and enthusiastically convey those areas of research at a level appropriate to audiences with widely varying levels of prior physics education. Experience with working in front of a camera and rudimentary experience in (or willingness to learn) filming and post-production techniques would be an advantage. Excellent teaching skills and the ability to promote effective learning is an advantage.
Candidates are expected to effectively prioritise, use their own initiative, and be able to communicate at all levels and be able to show examples of this.
Priority consideration will be given to Imperial College staff at risk of redundancy
Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena Bronze SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2011. The Department of Physics is also an IoP JUNO Champion and Athena Silver Swan Award Winner.
14 November 2011 (midnight GMT)
Interview date: 23 November 2011
How To Apply
Our preferred method of application is online via this website. Please download the following application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application.
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