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Events and Communications Co-ordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)


The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) is based in the Department of Plant Sciences and aims to connect academics and others at the interface of biology and engineering through a range of events, funding initiatives and interdisciplinary activities.

We are seeking a part-time (0.5FTE) Events and Communications Co-ordinator who will work closely with the SRI Co-ordinator, Dr Jenny Molloy, in the research group of Professor Jim Haseloff (SRI Chair). The role-holder will provide events and communication support to the SRI and responsibilities will include organising both academic and public engagement activities, distributing publicity, maintaining a website, newsletter and social media presence for the SRI and other digital and printed communications work.

The successful candidate will have experience of managing and delivering high quality events and be skilled at designing and writing content for websites, newsletters, social media and printed communications. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a pro-active and flexible approach.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please note if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD13912 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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