About the Job
This is a great role for someone interested in cancer prevention and early diagnosis. Cancer Research UK`s Information Department works to encourage, enable and empower people to detect cancer earlier and make informed choices about reducing their cancer risk. As a Health Information Officer, you will keep up-to-date with the published research on cancer risk, prevention, early detection and screening. You will use this knowledge to develop and disseminate evidence-based information for the public and key professionals, guide cancer awareness campaigns and develop novel ways of communicating our key messages.
You will have excellent writing skills and experience communicating complex ideas to a non-scientific audience. Your strong interpersonal skills will help you to act as an ambassador for the team and support other teams who have a role in promoting health. The successful candidate will have an understanding of, and interest in, the cancer field, be a strong team player and used to working under pressure. The ability to accurately interpret findings of scientific papers and qualitative research is crucial.
?????A degree in a biological or biomedical science, public health, health epidemiology/behaviour or?? clinical, subject.
?????Proven experience of writing for a lay audience, ideally from working in th
e cancer information/science communication field.??
?????Understanding of, and interest in, the cancer field.
?????Strong team player used to working under pressure, often to tight deadlines.
About Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world's largest cancer charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. With a total of over ??332 million spent on research during the 2010/11 financial year, funding the work of more than 4,000 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.
A full role profile is available here (pdf)
Full Time, Fixed term contract for 12 months
Circa ??29,000 p.a. inclusive of location allowance??
Closing Date:?? 19th August 2012
Interview Date: w/c 27th August 2012