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Research Communications and Outreach Executive in Dublin 2

The Research Communications and Outreach Executive will work with the Head of Research on scientific communications, grant management and outreach.

What are you going to do:

Period: Fixed term contract- for 2 years
Starting date: Immediate
Location: Remote until further notice (normally based at 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2)
Reporting to: Head of Research

Main Duties and Responsibilities include:

Scientific Communications

  • Responsible for responding to research related enquiries from people living with sight loss and members of the public.
  • Supporting the Communications department by providing regular website and social media content.
  • Supporting the Communications department with research related PR.
  • Producing accessible summaries of Fighting Blindness research to convey the value of research to a lay audience.
  • Reporting the outputs, outcomes and impact of research funded by Fighting Blindness to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Developing a range of educational materials relating to research.

Public and Patient Involvement in Research

  • As main point of contact, coordinating public and patient involvement (PPI) in research including preparation of training packages, facilitating focus groups and providing support to research and clinical community with initiatives.
  • Representing Fighting Blindness on external PPI committees.

Engagement and Outreach

  • Outreach activities including representation of Fighting Blindness and the research function at community groups, schools, information events, support programmes etc.
  • Assisting with the coordination, logistics and development of workshops, symposia and the annual Retina Scientific Conference and Public Engagement Day.

Research Administration

  • Liaising with funding bodies and grant holders with respect to post-award reporting and financial administration, evaluating progress against original aims of the project.
  • Supporting future calls for research including international peer review and pre-award administration.
  • Assisting with the organisation and reporting of research focussed meetings.
  • Supporting the Target 5000 multi-disciplinary team, liaising with both clinical and scientific stakeholders.
  • Performing additional tasks necessary to achieve the overall objectives of the research department and organisation.

Person Specifications

Qualifications:

  • Scientific communications or a background in health discipline or biomedical science

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to explain and tailor complex information with clarity and confidence to non-scientific audiences.
  • Experience in grant writing and grant management.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of organisational ability, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships with patient, clinical, scientific and industry/biotech community.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team in a fast-paced and high-delivery environment.
  • Ability to think creatively, problem solve and work under pressure to a high standard.
  • Strong empathy with a commitment to the Fighting Blindness mission.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 24 days holiday
  • Pension scheme

What we ask:

  • At least finished university degree Scientific communications or a background in health discipline or biomedical science
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to explain and tailor complex information with clarity and confidence to non-scientific audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships with patient, clinical, scientific and industry/biotech community.
  • Experience in grant writing and grant management.
  • Ability to think creatively, problem solve and work under pressure to a high standard.

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Published at

12-06-2020

Extra information

Interested candidates should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae and cover letter. Fighting Blindness is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 12 noon.

Status
Closed
Education Level
University
Location
Dublin 2
Working hours per week
35
Type of Contract
Graduate Jobs, Full Time Jobs
Salary indication
Between €20,000 and €35,000 Per Year
Responsible for
Scientific Communications and outreach
Type of Job
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Cover Letter Required
Yes
Languages
English

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