Science Communicator (m/f)
The University | About us...
The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.
Within the University, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is a highly interdisciplinary research centre (IC), integrating experimental biology and computational biology approaches in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine.
The Science Communicator will contribute to big and small science communication and outreach projects within the whole spectrum of the LCSB’s activities. The candidate will assist in:
- Translate scientific activities and results into communication activities tailored to the different stakeholder groups
- Researching, reporting, and writing of science stories and other communication material about the LCSB's research programs, events and staff
- Collaborating on internal communication campaigns
- Organization of outreach events and conferences
- Maintenance of websites and social media channels
- Contribute to site visits and laboratory tours
What we expect from you…
- Higher education degree in one of LCSB’s research disciplines: biology, medicine, physics, (bio)informatics, or mathematics etc.
- First outreach or communication experience
- Understands complex ideas and data and is able to translate them for multiple audiences
- Excellent spoken and written command of English and German
- Capability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
The following is considered an asset:
- An additional degree in communication/journalism
- Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production
- Additional languages
- We are offering a unique possibility to create impact for researchers, patients and society through a wide range of communication activities in an international research centre focused on the brain and neurodegenerative diseases
- We are open to motivated candidates who want to change careers from research to science communication. You will receive further on the job training to strengthen the writing and science communication skills. You will be able to build a portfolio of projects in external and internal communication as well as events organization
- You will work in a highly dynamic, multilingual and multicultural environment
- You will be part of a motivated and future-oriented team
- Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 12 Month
- Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
- Location: Belval
- Internal Title: Communication officer
- Job Reference: UOL05403
How to apply...
Applications should be submitted online and include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
In return you will get…
- Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
- A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
- A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …