Based in the Cambridge Graphene Centre in West Cambridge, a position exists for an experienced Press and Communications Coordinator to run the communications activities of the European Graphene Flagship and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.
The EU-funded Graphene Flagship is a 10-year, 1 billion- Euro research initiative, aiming to take graphene and related materials from laboratories and into commercial applications. The consortium consists of over 150 academic and industrial partners in 23 countries. Communication and dissemination of the results of this public investment is of paramount importance to justify the unprecedented level of funding and to ensure the results are widely known outside the specialized scientific community.
The Cambridge Graphene Centre is one of the founding members of the Graphene Flagship. The Press and Communications Coordinator will join a team of communication experts, working to disseminate Graphene Flagship messages via branding, marketing, events and research communications. The role-holder will work closely with the Science Writer, also based in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, while the rest of the dissemination team is based in Sweden. The Graphene Flagship is an international community, and this role will involve working closely with teams across Europe.
The successful candidate will:
Develop and maintain links with media, the European Commission and members of the Graphene Flagship
Raise the profile of the Graphene Flagship by communicating to a variety of media the outcomes from partner institutes and demonstrating impact to diverse audiences and stakeholders, furthering the reach of the Graphene Flagship key messages and results;
Support the Graphene Flagship research community by enhancing reach of results, with particular emphasis on results with industry and consumer relevance.
Develop and execute media strategies and initiatives that support the above aims and have measurable outcomes.
Develop and lead the Network of National Press Officers initiative across Europe.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
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