[Job] @CR_UK, Science Information Officer, ??27.7-31.7k, clos 15 March 2012 #scicomm jobs

The Sci Comm Mgr post is also currently available, more info here: http://scicommjobs.posterous.com/job-cancer-research-uk-science-communications

Cancer Research UK

London-London – Angel Head Office-Islington 
Full Time 
circa ??27,750 – ??31,750 p.a. inclusive of location allowance

Closing Date

  15/Mar/2012, 11:59:59 PM



About the role
If you are a passionate and creative science communicator, this is your opportunity to join the UK???s largest charity and help it to achieve its ambitious goals by informing and inspiring staff and supporters about the research that we fund.  You will be responsible for delivering creative and engaging copy about the Charity???s research portfolio to meet the bespoke needs of fundraising teams, helping leverage more income and build deeper supporter relationships.


As well as researching and translating science content for fundraising teams, you could also be involved in training staff to talk confidently and passionately about the research that we fund and delivering presentations about our research to staff and supporters.


About you
To join us, you???ll need to be a confident, positive and solutions-focused individual with excellent motivational and interpersonal skills. A passion for communications and the ability to inspire others with energy and enthusiasm will help you work alongside our fundraisers, scientists and supporters.  A good knowledge of the cancer field is desirable with the enthusiasm to keep up to date with this ever-changing field. You will be an excellent all round communicator (verbal and written), with a proven track record in communicating complex science to a range of non-scientific audiences. And you will understand and have enthusiasm for the communication needs of successful fundraising and marketing activities.


Essential Criteria:
??? Proven track record in communicating complex science to a range of non-scientific audiences
??? Must have a strong science background, ideally to PhD level or equivalent.
??? Has the ability to inspire others through compelling written communications

About Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. With a total income of over ??480 million, financing the work of more than 4,800 researchers, doctors and nurses throughout the UK, our groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has saved millions of lives???. With over 3,500 staff, we are a large, complex, dynamic and diverse charity.

How to Apply
All applications should be made via the Cancer Research UK careers website, where you will need to create a profile before you can submit an application.


Our online application process also involves attaching your CV and Covering letter which should outline your interest in applying for the role and explain how you meet the set criteria.


You can apply for a job by clicking on the Apply Online link at the bottom of each job posting.


Location: London – Angel Head Office – Islington 
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract for 6 months
Salary: ??27,750 – ??31,750 per annum inclusive
Closing Date: 15-Mar-12

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