Scientific Communications & Outreach Officer

Salary range: £33,050 - £40,750
Post no. 1004193
Contract length: Indefinite
Department: Communications (Operations)
Opening date: 15 August 2022
Closing date: 14 October 2022

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Applications are invited for a Scientific Communications & Outreach Officer to join the Communications Team at the Earlham Institute, based in Norwich, UK.


The Earlham Institute (EI) is a research institute focused on exploring living systems by applying computational science and biotechnology to answer ambitious biological questions and generate enabling resources.

The role:

Playing a central role in creating engaging content about the Institute’s activities and coordinating our programme of public engagement, the Scientific Communications & Outreach Officer works to bring our science to life.

Based in a busy and friendly team, and reporting to the Head of Communications, the successful candidate will plan, write, and publish articles about the Institute’s work. They will also ensure our outreach activity delivers a two-way dialogue between researchers and participants. The successful candidate will need to plan new content, write excitedly about our science and other activities, identify outreach opportunities, and forge relationships with our research community.

The ideal candidate:

Ideal candidates will have a track record of scientific storytelling and a portfolio of articles on relevant topics. You'll have a solid understanding of the life sciences and the research environment, with an eagerness to bring this to life for a range of different audiences. As a proactive and creative individual, you'll work with everyone in the Institute to help ensure our external relations are on message and enhance our reputation.

Additional information:

  • Salary on appointment will be within the range £33,050 to £40,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post offered on an indefinite basis.
  • Applications from those seeking part-time or flexible working arrangements are welcomed.
  • Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide Skilled Worker visa sponsorship.
  • As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.
  • Applications will be considered as they are received and suitable candidates invited to interview around 2-3 weeks after submission.
  • The closing date for applications will be 14th October 2022. However, we may close the advert early if a sufficient number of applications are received.