About Jo Savill

Executive Officer at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems

Attention Canberrans – what do you want from ASC in Canberra?

*The Canberra committee is running a survey to find out what Canberrans want from ASC*

What is important to you? What events do you want? *Take the ASC Canberra survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JXL678S *

The survey should take only 5-10 mins (10 questions).

Responses to the survey will be used to inform where the ASC Canberra committee should be investing its energy and to tailor the events we’re planning on running this year.

Please only respond if you are in Canberra or take advantage of Canberra events.

No personal details are gathered through this survey. If you have any questions please email asccanberra@gmail.com

Also posted on: http://www.asc.asn.au/2010/01/canberra-survey/

Cheers Claire Harris ACT ASC Committee

_______________________________________________ ASC-list mailing list list@asc.asn.au http://www.asc.asn.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=115

communication officer vacancy – TERN at UQ in Brisbane (correct contact number)

Apologies for posting this again, but the incorrect contact number was listed. The correct number for Maria is: 07 3346 7021

communication officer vacancy – TERN at UQ in Brisbane

Posted on behalf of TERN. Please contact Maria Barrett, telephone 334 67201 or email m.barrett1@uq.edu.au for more details. Position description online at http://seek.com.au/job/tern-b-communication-b-b-officer-b/brisbane/16522286/66/1/

TERN Communication Officer – Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)

TERN was established in 2009 as one of the 12 priority areas of investment under the Commonwealth Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. TERN and its Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) Facility is hosted by the University of Queensland and coordinated through a consortium of partner organisations.

The successful appointee will provide key input to the development and implementation of communications and interaction strategies for TERN and ACEAS, and the national ecosystem science and management communities. A key function of the position will be the ability to build and maintain working relationships between research collaborators and the TERN management team.

The appointee will work with each of the TERN Facility operators and in consultation with TERN consortium partners to develop and implement a communications strategy for the effective engagement of researchers both within and external to the TERN, and be responsible for the maintenance of the TERN and ACEAS websites.

The person should possess a degree in communications, public relations, or a related discipline with subsequent relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Applicants should have broad experience in communications, including contribution to development of communications strategies, in a complex service-delivery industry. The position will work as part of a small team, have good interpersonal skills and have comprehensive experience in using computer applications, including website maintenance.

Remuneration The remuneration package will be in the range $57,154 – $61,589 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $66,871 – $72,059 p.a.). This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three years at HEW Level 6.

To discuss the role contact Maria Barrett, telephone 334 67201 or email m.barrett1@uq.edu.au .

Applications close 20 January 2010.

Reference No 3021593

_______________________________________________ ASC-list mailing list list@asc.asn.au http://www.asc.asn.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=115

Canberra event: Communicating science for policy – the role of science communicators

24 September 2009
6:00 pmto7:00 pm
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Join our panel of speakers to find out discuss research can better inform policy from the perspective of policy and practice, and the role of science communicators in this process.

Speakers include: Dr Lorrae van Kerkhoff, Visiting Fellow, ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. Dr van Kerkhoff has research interests in the role of research in informing policy, particularly in low-income countries and fragile states, and in institutional arrangements that foster better integration between research and policy and practice, particularly in public health and sustainable development.

Mr Allen Kearns, Theme Leader for Sustainable Cities and Coasts in CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship. Mr Kearns is an environmental scientist with international experience and practical expertise in the social, economic and ecological consequences of urban and industrial developments.

When: 5.45pm for a 6pm start. Thursday 24 September

Where: Conference Room, CSIRO Corporate – Limestone Ave, Canberra (next to the war memorial)

Entry by gold coin donation. Nibblies provided, drinks available at a small cost.

The event will be recorded and the audio file put on this website shortly after.

Contact Jo if you have any questions: ph 0410 996 158, joanna.savill [at] csiro.au