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An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Development and Communications Co-ordinator, to work across both INI and TGM to provide technical support in relation to the expansion and diversification of the portfolio of activities of the TGM and INI. This will involve scientific and technical exploration and analysis of the research programmes and related activity, in particular the translation and dissemination of scientific details and information to a broader audience.

The post holder will work with colleagues in the TGM to develop links between the mathematical sciences and the users of maths.  This will involve working with external partners and stakeholders, including those from industry and business, policy makers and research funding bodies including the Research Councils, as well as other academic institutions. The role will also involve helping to initiate and maintain connections between mathematical scientists and potential users of mathematics, which is fundamental to the knowledge exchange and impact remit of the TGM. Additionally, the post-holder will share responsibility for uncovering any possible industrial or commercial areas that have relevance to the ongoing TGM and INI activities and research programmes.

Applicants will need to have a first degree in the mathematical sciences (or a cognate discipline), along with a good pass English GCSE or equivalent.  Whilst a knowledge of mathematics/physical sciences is a key component of this post, the post-holder needs to have a flair for communications, and be able to act in the role of science communicator.  Therefore experience in a research/analyst/communications type role, involving within a scientific area, and the ability to be able to communicate complex information to a diverse audience is preferred.  The post-holder will need excellent interpersonal skills with a confident and pro-active approach to dealing with people at all levels of seniority.  They will be required to work independently on their own initiative, as well as being part of a team. 
The position is fixed-term, as funds are available for 2 years in the first instance.

More information about the post and the application process are available on the University Job Opportunities website.

If you wish to discuss this, please contact the Institute Administrator by email or by telephoning 01223 335981.

The closing date is 6th January 2019 and interviews will take place in the week of 14th January 2019.