Science Communication Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 07 Mar 2022

Organisation

Cranfield University


School/Department

School of Water, Energy and Environment


Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire


Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.


Contract type

Fixed term contract


Fixed Term Period

2 years


Salary

Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £25,110 to £28,763 per annum


We welcome applications from people who are passionate about print and digital science communication to work with our research teams.

About the Role

The role involves the creation and dissemination of engaging content via a range of media for a variety of academic and non-academic audiences. Working within the Cranfield Water Science Institute, you will collaborate closely with academic staff and partner organisations to deliver print and online material which informs, educates, and enthuses. The post will offer you a superb opportunity to broaden and deepen your skills by working across a range of scientific disciplines and industrial sectors. Your contributions will influence thinking, practice, and policy amongst a variety of stakeholder groups.

About You

You will have a first degree in science communication, media production or a similar topic and ideally also have some work experience. We expect you to be able to evidence a developing portfolio of print and digital science communication. The role involves converting primary scientific outputs materials into engaging content suitable for a variety of audiences and authoring impactful content such as press articles, blog posts, reports, etc. based on scientific findings. Maintaining social media feeds, creating web sites, and collaborating on outreach initiatives with academic and industry partners in the UK and abroad are also features of the post. You will be a confident and articulate communicator, creative, and have a broad understanding of and interest in science and technology.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Cranfield Water is one of the eight themes at Cranfield University.  Its has an international reputation for its transformational research and teaching in the science, engineering and management of water in the municipal, industrial and natural environments.  Find out more about our work here .

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here . We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Kristell Le Corre Pidou, Research Fellow in Water Reuse, (E): k.s.lecorrepidou@cranfield.ac.uk


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