UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
Public Engagement Coordinator
14.6 hours per week (40% FTE), £35,328 - £38,303 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for a Public Engagement Coordinator to work within the Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences. This is an excellent opportunity for a public engagement specialist to transform the relationship between a leading research group and their target audiences.
The post is available immediately, funded by a grant awarded from the Wellcome Trust for 15 months in the first instance.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and creative individual with a strong interest in engaging a wide range of audiences with biomedical research into fatigue. They will be tasked with the development and coordination of a large immersive art exhibition highlighting the many physical manifestations of fatigue in stroke survivors. The post holder will work closely with researchers, artists and patients to co-develop a week-long exhibition encompassing the many facets of this condition and empowering stakeholders to share their knowledge and experience.
The successful candidate must have experience of working in public engagement with science and with academics. A detailed understanding of the need for and benefits of public engagement with science, and a wide knowledge of good public engagement practice is essential as is experience of managing budgets. The post holder will also have excellent oral and written communication skills, good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting, strong problem solving abilities and a flexible approach to work. Experience communicating complex biomedical research in a creative and engaging way and knowledge of research funding landscape and research funding cycles is desirable.