[Job, St Andrews] Assoc Intl Cancer Research, Scientific Communications Mgr, ??25-35k, clos 10 Feb 2012

They’re looking for someone with a PhD in a cancer-related field…

Association for International Cancer Research

Scientific Communication Manager

Maternity Leave cover

Salary:      ??25,000 – ??35,000 dependent on experience
Base:  This post may be based either at our office in St Andrews or home-based with an expectation that the post holder will be flexible in attending meetings when required. 

The Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) is an independent charity based in the historic town of St Andrews.  For over 30 years we have been supporting high-quality fundamental and translational research with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  AICR is now the leading charity funding cancer research anywhere in the world.  For further information about AICR see www.aicr.org.uk.

We award grants for research projects of up to three years and are able to support innovative projects into less well-funded areas of cancer research.  We are currently supporting 204 projects in 22 different countries at a cost of nearly ??38.5 million.

This 12 month, fixed term post is to cover the maternity leave of the Scientific Communication Manager.  The job  will give you the opportunity to communicate to scientists and non-scientists on a wide range of materials and with different media.  Experience of speaking to and writing for a wide range of people from scientists to fundraisers and members of the public is essential for this post.

You will need a minimum of a PhD in a cancer research field, preferably molecular biology or biochemistry, and at least 2 years relevant experience.   You should also have excellent communication skills with a proven ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to a wide range of audiences.  In addition you must have good attention to detail, and  the ability to work on your own initiative as well as being a team player.  The ability to proof read and to retrieve information from a variety of sources will also be an advantage.

Download the Job Description here.

Download the Person Specification here.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Lara Bennett, Scientific Communication Manager, on lara.bennett@aicr.org.uk or telephone (01334) 477910

If you wish to apply please send your CV with a covering letter outlining your particular skills and expertise that you will bring to this role to:  AICR (fao Caroline Rochford), Madras House, South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9EH.

Closing date for receipt of applications is:  Friday 10th February 2012

Interviews will be held on Thursday 1st March in Edinburgh.

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