Not gone anywhere, just currently obsessed with open air cinema season, film music and sound, still enthusiastic about scicomm jobs have no fear 🙂
These two (sequential, watch out for the second post) job vacancies from the JDRF, via the psci-com mailing list, have called me back from cinemaland as they’re about my first loves: diabetes and research communications. I’d cheerfully do both or either of the two jobs on offer… if they were available for one or two days, but alas no. The second one is for 3 days though, so… nearly 😉
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Research Communications Officerhttps://www.jdrf.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/vacancies/research-communication-officer
Permanent link for the job description (ie I’ve stored it on WordPress): Research_Communications_Officer_September_2013
JDRF is the world’s leading charitable research funder of type 1 diabetes, improving lives until we find the cure. We provide information for children, adults and parents living with the condition at all stages, from diagnosis and beyond. We give a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and campaign for increased focus on, and funding for, research to find the cure.
JDRF is a growing charity and currently has 54 employees at our Head Office in London and five regional offices throughout the UK.
JDRF is a global organisation working towards the cure. Internationally we have funded £1billion of research so far.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed and focused individual to join our team at JDRF as a Research Communication Officer. We are looking for someone who is passionate and committed to helping JDRF find the cure for type 1 diabetes. JDRF is an innovative organisation and you will have an opportunity to really get involved in turning your ideas into reality.
In this key role you will help meet JDRF’s research information needs, for both internal and external audiences. In particular, the role will focus on providing easy to understand written information for internal briefings, and external outlets such as the web and print publications.
You will be required to:
- Maintain JDRF’s awareness of external research developments that may interest or impact the JDRF supporter base, such as new clinical trials, clinical management pathways, public health campaigns mentioning ‘diabetes’ etc
- Prepare briefings on relevant research issues to enable JDRF senior management to make informed policy decisions for the charity, on subjects such as potential use of stored cord blood in future treatment of type 1 diabetes, or the pros and cons genetic screening for type 1
- Write ‘behind the headlines’ news items for the web in response to type 1 diabetes stories in the press
- Take primary responsibility for supporting the fundraising team with their research information needs
Successful Candidates should have:
- Experience of working in the science information/science communication field
- Proven track record of translating research
- Knowledge of biological sciences
- Excellent writing skills and the ability to produce accurate information
Applicants should send an up to date CV and covering letter, the cover letter should demonstrate clearly how you meet the person specification. Why not have a look at our “how to apply” section.
Closing Date: 16 September 2013 (Midday)