[Job, Cambs] Uni of Cambridge, Science writer (p/t), ??27.5-35.9k, clos 10 Dec 2012 #scicomm jobs via @annalewcock

Seems to be from the Templeton people – they fund projects in religion and spirituality I think, so if you're not into that you might want to bear that in mind. If you are, enjoy 🙂
See also http://www.interfaith.cam.ac.uk/en/research/riru

University of Cambridge
Science Writer (part time)


Department of Earth Sciences

??27,578-??35,938 pa, pro rata



30 October 2012

Closing date
10 December 2012

Science writer (Part Time)

A part-time post (equivalent to 80% FTE) to research and write text and access illustrations/videos on our current understanding of evolutionary theory, areas of debate and future promise. The individual will liaise directly with the Science Communication Officer and external consultants, as well as assisting in areas of outreach.

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate a high level of verbal and written communication skills and the ability to make complex ideas understandable in plain English. The individual will need to be confident in handling large work-loads of reading, shifting material and addressing complex concepts and a wide range of taxa. They will be expected to work effectively as part of a team, and to hold a degree in a relevant area of science.

This post is one of four connected with a project in evolutionary biology funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF).

To apply please send a covering letter, CV including emails of two referees and completed CHRIS 6 application form (Parts 1 & 3 only) (downloadable from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) to Mrs Vivien Brown (vivien@esc.cam.ac.uk) in the Dept Earth Sciences, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EQ. Enquiries may be addressed to Prof S. Conway Morris at sc113@cam.ac.uk.

* Limit of tenure: 3 years.

Quote Reference: LB22292,Closing Date: 10 December 2012

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