Policy & Research Officer (Fixed Term)

Institute of Physics - Policy Centre

Fixed term contract for two years

Previous applicants need not apply

We are seeking a proactive and organised person to join our Policy Centre as a Policy & Research Officer.

We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

This is an exciting time to join the team in our central London office.  As we move into the next phase of our five-year strategy, which will include our move to the heart of the redevelopment in King’s Cross, close to partners such as Wellcome and Google, we are seeking new talent to help us create a contemporary organisation that is fit for the future.

The Role

This is an exciting role that will be developing and supporting IOP policy work, including work related to the EU, through analysis, development and communication.

  • Policy analysis and dissemination including:
    • Monitoring physics policy and the data landscape in the UK, Ireland and the EU.
    • Researching and writing short policy briefs and consultation responses, giving presentations and disseminating policy findings.
  • Data and research activities including:
    • Managing procurement, protocols and licenses for external dataset
    • Managing external contractors undertaking data analysis work
  • Networking, planning and stakeholder engagement

Further tasks and responsibilities are detailed within the job description.

The Person

We are looking for a dedicated and driven person to join our Policy Centre as Policy & Research Officer. You will have well developed research, analytical, statistical and numerical skills and an in-depth knowledge of the UK political system. It is important that you have proven experience of writing for a policy audience.

It is essential that you have knowledge of European Union (EU) science funding and governance structures. You will have experience of data collation and statistical analysis, working with large datasets and data analysis packages.

Why work with us?

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

Closing date for applications:
19 October 2017
Interview date:
27 October 2017

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

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