The AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities) is an umbrella body for lots of medical research charities and they are looking for a Research and Communication Officer, details below. You also get to '…project manage the AMRC Science Communications Awards' – squeee 🙂Jo Send your jobs to @JoBrodie (not @ScicommJobs cos I don't log in as that as a rule) or ping them directly to the blog (read the instructions first). —————————–
Research and communication officer
Nine month fixed term contract (full time)
Circa ??25,000 pa ??? pro rata, inclusive of location allowance
Central London, WC1
Closing date: 14 June
Interviews week commencing 25 June
About the role
Help us support and strengthen the medical research charity sector. The research and communications officer will play an essential role: connecting research, communications and policy, coordinating workshops and events, and engaging with our member charities, the research and policy communities. As part of a small but influential team, you???ll have immediate responsibility and plenty of scope to grow your role as you develop.
You will have a degree in a biological or biomedical sciences subject, with experience and understanding of the culture of medical research in UK universities. You???ll be self disciplined, with the ability to hit the ground running and thrive in a busy environment with multiple challenges. This job may especially suit someone with a PhD or postgraduate science communication qualification, looking to rapidly develop their skills and experience in communications and project management.
AMRC is a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research leading medical and health research charities in the UK. Working with our member charities and partners, we aim to support the sector???s effectiveness and advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government.
AMRC has 124 member charities that contributed over ??1 billion in 2011-12 to research in the UK, aimed at tackling diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as rarer conditions like cystic fibrosis and motor neurone disease. Medical research charities contribute approximately one third of all public expenditure on medical and health research in the UK.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter, which should outline your interest in applying for the role and explain how you meet the criteria, to Dr Sara Ellis, communications manager, AMRC, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 14 June.