Science Media Researcher

We seek a science media researcher to play a full role in supporting ISIS science outreach activities to a range of audiences.

ISIS is a world-leading research centre which uses neutrons and muons to study the atomic-level properties of substances – from soap films to superconductors, engineering to earth science, advanced battery components to biomolecules.

ISIS has over 30 research beamlines serving an international community of 2000 scientists. Each year over 400 science papers are published based on ISIS research.

We seek a science media researcher to play a full role in supporting ISIS science outreach activities to a range of audiences. You will join a team that plays a major role in the life of ISIS promoting science through a range of channels including specialist and national media, websites, events, exhibitions and education activities.

You will have a have a passion for contemporary science and technology and will enjoy using and developing your writing, design and presentation skills to promote ISIS to a wide range of audiences.

The role would suit someone with an interest in communicating contemporary science. You might be a science student wanting to switch into science communication or you might be a journalism student seeking to specialise in science.

Whatever your background, you will need to have excellent communications skills, particularly face-to-face interactions and English language writing, and a desire to use these in a scientific environment.

You will also need to be well-organised, enthusiastic, capable of taking projects from initial idea to finished product, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software is desirable.

List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities
• Researching, writing, designing and presenting ISIS science through a range of channels
• Managing projects in support of science and society programme
• Support ISIS website content development
• Event and exhibition design and support

Within this role, additional opportunities may exist to take part in science research or undertake web software development.

Personal Skills and Attributes
Whatever your background, you will need to have excellent communications skills, particularly face-to-face interactions and English language writing, and a desire to use these in a scientific environment.

You will also need to be well-organised, enthusiastic, capable of taking projects from initial idea to finished product, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software is desirable.

For further information about the position, please contact Christopher.Frost@stfc.ac.uk or ISISSandwichStudents@stfc.ac.uk

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