Most of our job vacancies are advertised on the University of Oxford website. We are currently looking for a Communications Officer and two Software Engineers.

Communications Officer

Applications to be received by 12pm on Friday 10th of November 2017

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to join the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) team. Effective and transparent communications are critical to delivering IDDO’s goals, and to encouraging and securing engagement from a range of stakeholders. You will help to ensure that different target audiences have a clear understanding of IDDO’s role in generating reliable evidence and innovative resources that enable research-driven responses to the major challenges of neglected and emerging infections. You will be responsible for collecting, preparing and updating content and materials for IDDO’s digital platforms, including the IDDO website and social media.

The successful candidate will have a university degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, public health or a health-related scientific subject and evidence of commitment to continuing professional development. You will have demonstrable experience working in the field of communications along with proven success working with different communication channels. You will have the ability to write accurate and engaging copy in English, and for different audiences. The ability to understand and interpret complex research and scientific projects is essential in this role. Experience of working in an international communications environment and a professional qualification in communications, digital media or a related subject would be desirable.

This post is available on a full-time basis, fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance.

An appointment at Grade 6 (£27,629 - £32,958 p.a.) may be made according to experience and with an appropriate adjustment of duties.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 10 November 2017 will be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

Contact: tropical-personnel [at] ndm [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk (Shabana Akthar) (01865 612946)