EXPERIENCED COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – MEDICAL/SCIENTIFIC FOCUS
Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia’s first dedicated paediatric research facility and continues to be one of the nation’s most highly regarded independent medical research centres. Located at Westmead, its research focuses on the areas of embryonic development and birth defects, cancer, nerve cell signalling and gene therapy. CMRI’s research programs are supported by state of the art facilities and dynamic, committed research and support staff; our achievements are made possible by a network of community supporters and the Jeans for Genes® fundraising campaign.
CMRI is currently seeking the services of an experienced Communications Officer to join its Science Communications team to provide expert scientific and corporate writing, editing and media liaison as well as supporting its community awareness and fundraising activities.
As the successful applicant, you will have the following skills and attributes; .A minimum of five (5) years experience in professional writing in relation to science, medicine and research ·Tertiary qualifications in communication, marketing, PR or a related discipline. ·Demonstrated ability to provide, under limited direction as a member of a small team, high quality, timely and professional science and/or corporate writing and editing. ·Experience producing written material for specific audiences including scientists, collaborators, supporters and donors, government and industry stakeholders, and the public. ·Experience producing promotional and display material and provision of support for promotional events. ·Experience in media liaison, developing and executing an appropriate PR strategy and writing press releases. ·A sound understanding of the concepts and terminology common in science and medicine. ·Ability to work to deadlines and high attention to detail ·Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and professional organisation that is experiencing exciting growth. You will be provided with a competitive remuneration package in accordance with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include the provision of private medical health insurance, a Public Benevolent Institution salary packaging scheme and participation in an employer-contributed superannuation fund. Applications including a cover letter (citing Position No. 10/10), resume and the contact details of two professional referees should be submitted to:
Human Resources Manager Children’s Medical Research Institute Email: email@example.com
Applications must be received by Friday, 30th June 2010Further information on CMRI may be found at www.cmri.org.au and www.jeansforgenes.org.au. Enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Annette Delaney on 8865-2921.
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