Scientific Communications Officer

University of Oxford - Big Data Institute

Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 with a discretionary range to £52,132 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Scientific Communications Officer to join the new Big Data Institute (BDI), based at the University of Oxford. Research at the BDI will be focussed on analysis of biomedical big data, and generation of health knowledge and information.

The post holder will contribute to The Global Burden of Disease - Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) project which is a collaborative grant between the BDI and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, and other related projects as they are developed over time.

The Scientific Communications Officer will focus on engaging a diverse community of stakeholders who are interested in understanding and using findings on population health to inform policy discussions, improve program design, and allocate resources. Stakeholders will include multilaterals, international NGOs, country governments, researchers, health administrators, and other health decision-makers and policy influencers.

The individual in this role will bring experience in the use of data and evidence to inform policy. You must demonstrate the ability to understand data sources and results, and will serve as the relationship manager for key partners at the individual, institutional, and country levels.

You must have a PhD in biological, social sciences, communications, political science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. It is also essential to have experience of establishing connections at the international level, an understanding of how countries use evidence to develop policies and programs, and be comfortable with medical terminology and conversing regarding AMR.

This full-time position is fixed-term until 30 June 2021 in the first instance.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 26 February 2018.

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