Scientific information and public relations liaison

Scientific information and public relations liaison, with responsibilities including contact with the press, development of material for communication and presentation, and communication with the INCF National Nodes concerning promotion of their activities and integration in overall INCF activities.

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility is looking for a science writer and communicator for a position as Scientific Information and Public Relations Liaison at the Secretariat of the INCF, located at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.

The Scientific Information and Public Relations Liaison will play a key role in an exciting phase of an emergent international organization, developing and managing structures and good practice for important PR and information activities.

The mission and responsibilities of the position will include promoting the INCF on an international basis to scientific and public communities, contact with the press, development of material and articles for web sites, brochures and journals, and communication with INCF National Nodes concerning the promotion of their activities and integration in overall INCF activities.

The successful applicant should be turned outwards, be representative and relations oriented, and should have the ability to naturally attract peoples attention and awake interest.

Background from Neuroscience is preferred; interest in information sciences is an advantage. A crucial requirement is the ability to translate complex issues to a language that is commonly understood, to interact with people and stimulate transfer and translation of information.

Proficiency in one or more languages other than English could be an advantage.

The position is for an initial period of 2 years and salary and benefits will be competitive.

Applications should include:
A full CV
Names and addresses of 2 referees
A statement on the approach that the applicant will take in order to contribute to the promotion of INCF goals.

Applications and inquiries should be sent as soon as possible to Email: jobs@incf.se. Review of applications will commence on April 2, 2007.

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