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Crop Science Communications Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

The Department of Plant Sciences wishes to recruit a Communications Co-ordinator to implement digital communications and outreach strategies with regard to the Engineering the Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa (ENSA) project, and the recently established Crop Science Centre. The Co-ordinator will work within the Crop Science Centre, within a team of scientists and administrators associated with the Centre and the ENSA project.

The Crop Science Centre is a new alliance between the University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences and NIAB, focused on recognising impact from fundamental understanding of plants. Work at the Centre is focused on the improvement of crop plants for the enhancement of sustainability and equity in global agriculture and the adaptation of agricultural crops to tackle climate change. It takes an international perspective on improvements to agriculture, with interest in both wealthy and small-holder farming systems.

The ENSA project is a flagship project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, that is working to sustainably enhance crop plant nutrition, with a specific focus on small-holder farmers, providing an alternative to inorganic fertilisers. ENSA is an international multi-party project, managed by the Director of the Crop Science Centre.

A key feature of the role will be to develop and implement an effective multi-channel communications strategy on behalf of the Crop Science Centre and the ENSA project, in order to raise the profile and impact of research activity to diverse audiences and stakeholders.The role will also take a lead in promoting international partnerships in Africa to support scientific collaborations. This will involve event organisation both online and in person.

Applicants should have a degree level qualification in a relevant subject/Level 6 vocational qualification (or equivalent level of experience), experience of working with a broad range of communication channels and, most importantly, digital communication. Some experience of scientific or technical writing and organising public engagement events/activities would be desirable.

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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