[ASC-media] Science Commnuicator needed at CMRI

Lisl Pietersz lpietersz at cmri.org.au
Wed Apr 6 01:48:27 CEST 2011


If you know of anyone who may be interested in this great opportunity
with Children's Medical Research institute, please have them contact
recruitment at cmri.com.au

 

 

SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR

Maternity leave replacement to December 2011

 

*         Leading Australian medical research institute

*         Help shape our science communication

*         Attractive package on offer

 

Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia's first
dedicated paediatric research facility and continues to be one of the
nation's most highly regarded independent medical research centres.
Located at Westmead, its research focuses on the areas of embryonic
development and birth defects, cancer, nerve cell signalling and gene
therapy.  

 

CMRI is seeking an experienced Science Communicator to profile the
Institute to lay and scientific audiences and support its fundraising
potential by providing expert scientific and general writing, editing,
media liaison and public speaking.

 

You have a strong science, biology, nursing, medical or medical
education background, combined with excellent and demonstrated
communications experience.  Naturally, you also have a passion for
science!

 

You bring the following skills and attributes to this dynamic role:

 

*         Tertiary qualifications in science, biology, medicine or
nursing

*         A minimum of five years experience in professional writing,
ideally with a focus on science or medicine and/ or research

*         Demonstrated ability to provide, under limited direction as a
member of a small team, high quality, timely, accurate and professional
science writing and editing

*         Experience producing content for a range of audiences
including scientists and the community

*         Experience in media liaison targeting scientific and/or health
media

*         Experience in developing and executing PR strategies and
writing press releases

*         Experience in public speaking to lay audiences and the ability
to successfully communicate scientific concepts

*         Ability to maintain and update a website

*         Ability to work to deadlines and high attention to detail

*         Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and professional
organisation that is experiencing exciting growth.  You will be provided
with a competitive remuneration package in accordance with
qualifications and experience.  Additional benefits include the
provision of private medical health insurance, a Public Benevolent
Institution salary packaging scheme and participation in an
employer-contributed superannuation fund.  

 

Applications must be received by 20 April 2011 and include a cover
letter (citing Position No. 10/10), resume and the contact details of
two professional referees should be submitted to:

Human Resources Manager

Children's Medical Research Institute

Email: recruitment at cmri.com.au

For more information: www.cmri.org.au  and www.jeansforgenes.org.au

 

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