|Salary:||£35,100 Minimum Salary per annum, subject to skills and experience|
|Placed On:||22nd November 2022|
|Closes:||5th December 2022|
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
As Media and Communications Officer, you will play a key role managing the Crick's reputation in the national and international media. You will help to position the Crick as a world-leading research institute that does science differently.
You will seek out and pitch original content and potential features about key initiatives, lead on promoting the Crick's scientific discoveries and act as the first point of call for journalists. You will help to brief staff for interviews, develop key spokespeople and use your news judgement and initiative to identify and capitalise on media opportunities.
You will work within the Communications team, a team of 14 responsible for a range of activity including media relations, internal communications, digital communications, publications, stakeholder engagement and events.
The Crick has a strong profile as a leading biomedical research centre, and effective ongoing internal and external communications are essential to maintain this.
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.
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