Learning and Outreach Officer

Queen Mary University of London - Blizard Institute

The Centre for Genomics and Child Health, at the Blizard Institute, is an internationally-renowned Centre of research. Professor Jonathan Grigg is a leading researcher and clinician for respiratory health in children and is the principal investigator of several studies about asthma. This post is funded by the £10 million North Thames “CLAHRC” (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care).

The Learning and Outreach Officer will support the CLAHRC’s “School-based Asthma Project” (SAP), led by Professor Jonathan Grigg. The SAP is currently preparing to run a randomised control trial of a school-based intervention. The aim of the intervention is to improve life with asthma for young people. The intervention includes a theatre play to increase asthma awareness and several interactive workshops aimed at improving asthma self-management.

The Learning and Outreach Officer will assist the Outreach and Learning Manager with the organization and delivery of the intervention. The Learning and Outreach Officer will furthermore help with the visibility of the project for example by running stalls at science events. The post holder will also to assist with the update of the SAP’s educational elements in close collaboration with Centre of the Cell, a science centre within the Blizard Institute.

Suitable candidates will have a dual interest in science communication and research. They will need to be enthusiastic in communicating with children about science, and show excellent organisational skills to deliver a successful intervention. Experience of liaising with schools and teachers is also essential. Suitable candidates will furthermore show excellent writing skills and technical understanding when developing content for the project’s website.

The post is full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months, with an expected start date of January 2018. Starting salary will be in the range of £26,717-£32,956 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Gioia Mosler at g.mosler@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 020 7882 2361.

Details about the Blizard Institute can be found at http://blizard.qmul.ac.uk

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

For further details and to make an application please visit www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for QMUL13295.

The closing date for applications is 11th December 2017. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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