Public Engagement Officer

The Francis Crick Institute

One of the Francis Crick institute’s strategic priorities is to engage and inspire the public through its education, public and community engagement programmes, backed by a body of active research scientists who have the skills, desire and opportunity to engage people in their work.

The Public Engagement Officer will play a key role in implementing this strategic priority. You will work closely with the Public Engagement Manager, Crick staff and students to connect our target audiences with Crick science through a successful programme of public events and engagement activities. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, creative and experienced public engagement professional with a strong interest in engaging a wide range of audiences with biomedical science.

Description

Reporting to the Public Engagement Manager (Events and Programmes), the Public Engagement Officer will be based in the Public Engagement team, which is responsible for a range of activity including public and community engagement, and education outreach.

The post-holder will work closely with other members of the Public Engagement team, the Communications team, Front of House teams, colleagues from partner organisations, local stakeholders, community organisations, and freelancers where appropriate.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via https://goo.gl/xE8UUK
  • The closing date for applications is 04 March 2018 at 23:30.
  • Interviews will be arranged the week commencing 19th March 2018.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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