Impact and Public Engagement Coordinator

University College London - UCL - Science and Technology Studies

Part Time: 21.9 hours per week (60% FTE)

Applicants are invited to apply for the post of Impact and Public Engagement Coordinator on a project aimed at Evaluating Evidence in Medicine (EEiM).

Evaluating Evidence in Medicine (EEiM) is 3 year collaborative project about evidence in medicine. Funded by the AHRC, and beginning in June 2015, the overarching research question that the project seeks to address is “How can evidence of mechanisms be considered alongside evidence of correlation to evaluate causal claims in medical research and health policy?”

The background to this project is as follows: decisions about medical treatments make a difference to the health of individuals. Therefore it is of utmost importance to develop a concept of ‘best evidence’ that makes best use of the available sources of evidence (e.g., statistical trials, lab experiments) and minimizes the risks of errors in various medical decisions. The aim of this project is to attempt to improve the status quo by developing a comprehensive philosophy of evidence in medicine. We intend this philosophical work to lead to improved methods for establishing causal claims in medicine, for evaluating the effectiveness of treatments, and for informing public health policy.

This project has an ambitious program of impact and public engagement work. This will be facilitated by the Impact and Public Engagement Co-ordinator, who will be based at UCL. Their role will be to support and coordinate the project team by planning project meetings and events, and implementing the extensive impact plans.

This appointment is available from December 2016 for a period of 18 months (until 31st May 2018) in the first instance.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) in appropriate subject, and have an awareness of public engagement and impact, and familiarity with appropriate methods. Experience of working with academics, and an understanding of the context in which academics operate is required.

UCL vacancy reference: 1603362.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Brendan Clarke (email: b.clarke@ucl.ac.uk).

Closing Date: 9 December 2016.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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