Graphene Flagship press and communications coordinator

Submitted by Roni Peleg on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 11:28

A position exists for an experienced Press and Communications Coordinator to run the communications activities of the European Graphene Flagship. The graphene flagship is a ten year, one Billion Euros research initiative coordinating 142 academic and industrial research groups in 23 countries, and consists of a number of associated members.

The position will be based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, a founding partner of the flagship, and will require close interaction with Chalmers University of Technology, where the central administration of the EU flagship, including marketing and dissemination, is based. The role will involve creating content for the communication activities of the EU flagship as a whole, and for each of the partners.

Communication and dissemination of the results of this huge public investment is of paramount importance to justify the unprecedented level of funding and to ensure the results are widely known outside the specialized scientific community. The Press and Communications Coordinator will thus be a senior role of key importance.

The Press and Communications Coordinator will work as part of the Graphene Flagship communication team based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre to create press releases and make sure these are disseminated in the EU and world-wide media, and reach politicians, funding agencies, other press offices and the general public. The role-holder will be responsible for managing the European wide Flagship network of press officers for the dissemination of the Graphene Flagship outreach content.

A degree in relevant science and/or journalism subjects is required, as well as a proven background as editor in major science magazines, or for general news-media, or as science writer. A track record in public relations and general journalism is desirable. Candidates with PhD and a post-doctoral experience in relevant science or journalism subjects are particularly welcome.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post (Salary: £34,576 to £46,414) are available for 2 years in the first instance.