Parkinson’s UK used to be the Parkinson’s Disease Society and they’re based near Victoria and have really cool information sheets about their research. They also have the Jo Brodie approved /jobs redirect link in place http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/jobs.
Previous jobs from them can be found here.
Research Liaison Officer
??31,189 per annum / 35 hours per week / London
Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 15 March 2012
We have an exciting opportunity for a research liaison manager to provide maternity cover in our Research and Innovation team for a period of 12 months.
We are the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Among our greatest strengths are our people, the enthusiasm of our local groups and supporters, and the commitment of our staff.
Within this role, you will work closely with the research community and facilitate the involvement of people affected by Parkinson’s in research.
You will also support the development and expansion of the charity’s Research Support Network as well as provide support to our fundraising for research initiatives.
To be successful, you must have proven experience of working in a research environment, successfully working with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority.
You must have experience of working in the science communication or marketing field, delivering talks and/or writing articles about science or medical research to lay audiences.
You will be an excellent communicator with a talent for communicating complex scientific and medical research information to non-scientific audiences. You will have excellent writing skills with the ability to produce accurate, inspiring and relevant copy requiring minimal editing.
A strong track record of people and project management is also required, as well as experience of the voluntary sector, including customer care and working with volunteers and local groups.
You will be a self-starter with a high level of independence and be able to work on your own initiative and as a member of a larger team.
You will also have the ability to influence, inspire and motivate people.
You will have good project management, excellent networking, relationship-building and relationship-management skills.
And you must have a strong scientific background, ideally in the Parkinson’s research field, including knowledge of where to source appropriate information.