Closing date: 15/03/2017
Location: Granta Park, Cambridge
Salary: Circa £27,000
The Researcher Engagement Officer takes a lead on engaging scientists with the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) and maintains good working relationships with researchers in the field. In this varied role, you will play a key part in the communication of our research programmes, strategy and successes to scientific audiences and internally.
What you will be doing:
Coordinating the engagement of researchers with the work of ARUK, looking for new ways to support dementia researchers and growing awareness of the ARUK brand among the research community.
Expanding engagement within the ARUK Research Network of over 1,000 researchers across the UK.
Maintaining and developing information for researchers on a range of topics, including the maintenance and updating of current researcher-facing literature, areas of the ARUK website, new funding welcome packs and the development and promotion of researcher-facing toolkits.
Developing and delivering researcher-facing communications around strategic initiatives such as the ARUK Drug Discovery Alliance, the Dementia Consortium and Brains for Dementia Research, both in print and online.
Writing regular researcher e-newsletters and overseeing the @ARUKscientist Twitter account.
Assisting with the coordination and promotion of the ARUK Conference and satellite events, including producing compelling online and printed copy, advertising and branding.
Developing and delivering a programme of career development events for dementia researchers, both alone and in partnership with other organisations.
Building effective working relationships with dementia researchers and representing ARUK at relevant research meetings, science days and conferences.
We are looking for:
Educated to degree level in the life sciences.
Experience of working in a research environment and a good understanding of the experiences and needs of researchers.
Experience of creating compelling communications and tailoring these to different audiences across a variety of channels.
Previous experience of delivering projects involving multiple stakeholders.
Confident science communicator, able to engage with researchers as well as translating scientific research for lay audiences.
Interviews will be held on Friday 24th & Monday 27th March. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend on either of these dates. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/about-us/work-for-us/jobs/