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Assistant Director, Science Communications

Responsibilities

SCELSE research focuses on understanding, harnessing and controlling microbial biofilm communities and microbiomes in environmental, industrial and public health settings. SCELSE sits at the interface of engineering and life sciences and has the interactive and multidisciplinary research environment to address complex problems and scientific challenges such as securing clean water, public health and sustainable urban and natural environments. SCELSE is a Research Centre of Excellence in Singapore, funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS), and hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS.

The successful candidate will liaise with SCELSE PIs and researchers to identify topics to promote to wider audiences, working with members of the centre’s communications team to raise awareness through multiple platforms. The job scope also involves communications for the Singapore National Biofilm Consortium (SNBC), which is coordinated through SCELSE and fosters collaboration between industry, academia and biofilm and microbiome researchers.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognised university, preferably in science, journalism/communications
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a science writer or science researcher
  • Proven experience in science writing
  • Familiarity with web and print publishing procedures, and technologies involved in social media, blogs and podcasting
  • High degree of motivation
  • Proven ability to interact with a team of international scientists and other technical experts
  • Ability to translate scientific content into compelling stories
  • Ability to translate and present complex scientific information to lay audiences
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently on designated tasks

Interested candidates should submit their applications and current CV here.