MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (MRC EWL)

Science Communications and Media Relations Officer NC3Rs

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

London, United Kingdom

Science Communications and Media Relations Officer
NC3Rs, London
£29,181 – £33,755 (plus London allowances)

You will be responsible for promoting and communicating the work of the NC3Rs to key stakeholders within the scientific community as well as parliamentarians, the media and the general public. This role involves supporting members of the NC3Rs team, as well as the wider community of NC3Rs-funded scientists, to communicate their work and also involves leading on the Centre’s public engagement activities.

Your responsibilities will include writing, editing, and distributing content for a variety of communication channels including the NC3Rs website, news items, press releases, social media and other promotional/informative material. You will collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement an effective communications strategy, also acting as the first point of contact for all media enquiries and coordinating the NC3Rs response.

Application of the 3Rs plays an essential role in achieving scientific excellence. The NC3Rs supports the development and uptake of new research tools and models with reduced reliance on the use of animals and/or improved animal welfare and its activities are divided between its role as a 3Rs research funder and programmes led by its own team of scientists. Further information can be found at

You will need:
• To be educated to degree level with a science degree or equivalent
• Previous experience in a science communication role
• Experience of using design software e.g. InDesign or Illustrator
• Working knowledge of bioscience and science policy and their associated terminologies
Choosing to come to work at the NC3Rs (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

For full details of this post and for details on how to apply, visit quoting reference NC3Rs 1203.

Closing date: 26 November 2019

Interviews: 5 December 2019

Please apply via recruiter’s website.