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Scientific Writer and Facilitator

University of Oxford - Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Location: Oxford
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th December 2021
Closes: 24th January 2022
Job Ref: 154742

Location:  Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ

Salary: Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 with a discretionary range to £54,943 per annum

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Scientific Writer and Facilitator, with proven writing skills to become a key member of our support team at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

You will be responsible for managing the scientific output of the Ludwig Cancer Research Oxford Branch, and will liaise with our leadership team on scientific strategy. Working closely with the Branch Director, Principal Investigators, research staff and graduate students (approximately 120 staff in 13 research groups), you will  become familiar with research being undertaken in the Institute, the strategic directions of the Branch and matters of research policy and practice. Using your extensive background in science writing, you will support grant applications and advise and assist in the preparation of manuscripts, scientific reports and any other documentation required.

It is essential that you hold a doctorate in life sciences and have an understanding of biology and knowledge of the molecular basis of cancer. You will have substantial and sustained experience of research-focused scientific writing and editing, with an in-depth understanding of scientific publication processes, and have the ability to tailor writing and communications to different audiences or contexts. You will have previous experience of successfully managing small to medium projects, and be able to to prioritise a heavy workload and keep track of multiple on-going projects. It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact equally effectively with senior academic staff, researchers and support staff within the University and the Ludwig Institute. You will be proactive and organised, with excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.  Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time (part time hours considered, minimum 30 hours/ 80% FTE), on a fixed term contract for 3 years and is funded by the Ludwig.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Monday 24 January 2022 will be considered. Please quote 154742 on all correspondence.

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