IntroductionGengage (the Scottish Healthcare Genetics Public Engagement Network) is looking for a public engagement officer to manage and promote the network.
Gengage is a formal network funded by the Scottish Government Health Department, which facilitates the coordination and development of public engagement activities around genetics and health care in Scotland. This unique and innovative initiative is hosted at the ESRC Genomics Forum.
In the important role of Gengage Officer, you will be responsible for managing and promoting the Network. To that end, you will liaise and work with academics, health care professionals, policy makers and members of the public throughout Scotland. Gengage draws on Scotland's strengths in science, medicine and social science, as well as its strong traditions of integrating academia and civil society, and is establishing itself as a model for similar developments elsewhere in the UK and beyond.
You will have a good first or higher degree in a relevant field including, but not confined to, science, medicine, social science, or management and business administration. You will also have experience of planning and organising meetings, conferences and workshops. Good communication skills, to deal with a wide variety of people from scientific experts to the general public, are essential, as is the ability to manage your own workload and work to deadlines.
Closing date: 17 August 2010
The post is full time but 80% appointment will be considered.
The post is available from 13th September or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term until 31 July 2011.
We anticipate interviews will be held on 25th August, 2010.
Salary Scale: £29,853 - £35,646