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SCELSE Manager, Science Communications

A science writer/communicator is needed in SCELSE to work with the senior assistant director, science communications (DSC) and assistant director science communications (ADSC) to raise awareness of SCELSE’s activities for publicity purposes, within the centre, universities as well as to external research organisations and the public. The position involves all aspects of science communications, from writing, editing, web content input and management, producing promotional and collateral materials, to working with relevant vendors supporting SCELSE’s communications output.

Responsibilities:

  • Structure, write, edit and design visually impactful in-house brochures, newsletters, annual reports, research updates, press releases, and develop content for website and other promotional materials to showcase the work of SCELSE scientists and collaborators.
  • Ensure a regular supply of fresh content such as research updates, and other public awareness stories.
  • Work closely with DSC/ADSC in providing support to SCELSE scientists in preparing high-quality speeches and presentations for media conferences and other events.
  • Ensure effective content interpretation of SCELSE activities to audiences at public events.
  • Support the communications and outreach efforts of the Singapore National Biofilm Consortium (SCELSE’s affiliated industry consortium) together with ADSC
  • Contribute regular social media content and support DSC and ADSC in the implementation and ongoing maintenance of the new website including vendor management.
  • Initiate and coordinate videography and graphics to communicate the centre’s research to a range of audiences at outreach events.
  • Assist the DSC/ADSC to assign and manage feature articles and educational materials contracted to outside contributors and translators when needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognised university, preferably in journalism, communications, English or Science.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a science writer or science researcher.
  • Proven track records in science communication.
  • Familiarity with web and print publishing procedures, and technologies involved in social media, blogs and podcasting.
  • Highly motivated, resourceful and results driven.
  • Proven ability to interact with a team of international scientists and other technical experts.
  • Ability to translate 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 assigned tasks.

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