Part-time Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange Officer

The Department of Sociology has an exciting new opportunity for a Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange Officer to work with the research group led by Professor Mills, which studies the social-environmental and genetic predictors of reproduction, infertility and social behaviour.
The specific role will focus on both: (1) knowledge exchange via broader public fertility awareness, together with civil society partners and patient groups, but primarily, (2) public engagement via a citizen science project aimed at inciting the general public to donate existing direct-to-consumer data or becoming genotyped to progress innovative research within this area of research. Working together with a New York-based company, civil society partners and the media, our aim is to reach the general public to incite citizen-science action related to fertility and infertility.
The successful candidate will be a key member of this research team, expected to undertake independent work and responsibility within the project. S/he will bring to this role skills in communications and advertising campaigns, demonstrable knowledge of Knowledge Exchange (KE), the ability to develop contacts and networks, skills and experience in communications methods and strategy, including regular communications in non-scientific formats.
The successful candidate will hold a University degree or equivalent, together with relevant experience. Excellent communications skills, with the ability to communicate research projects and aims and the ability to build networks and make connections between academic work and the wider world is also essential.
This post is part-time (0.8 FTE), for 12 months starting as soon as possible. It can also be full-time but for slightly shorter period. The working pattern can be discussed and mutually agreed upon successful appointment.
All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.
Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 29 January 2018 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 8 February 2018.

Closing date: 29/01/2018

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