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Science Communication Officer Part-Time

As part of the replacement of a parental leave, the LIH is recruiting a Science Communication Officer. The Science Communication Officer provides scientific, communication and marketing expertise to enhance the visibility and reputation of LIH across a wide range of international/local scientific and non-scientific audiences. She/he has responsibility for the development, maintenance and implementation of a science communication editorial programme to leverage milestones and increase awareness of LIH’s scientific activities.  He/she combines a strong interest for Science with a creative, artistic flair around words to write scientific, promotional and press contents in multiple languages.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify science communication opportunities 1) by maintaining excellent relationship with key internal and external stakeholders such as researchers, 2) by monitoring scientific literature, media and the biomedical research sector
  • Develop, maintain and implement an editorial programme and schedule to leverage milestones and achievements, and increase awareness of LIH’s activities
  • Write internal and external publications such as articles, press releases, newsletters, annual reports and visual presentations
  • Help prepare multimedia contents and contribute to the dissemination of science communications via the various internal and external channels, including social networks
  • Contribute to the production of communication and marketing campaigns, develop ideas, write creative briefs and contents, promotional materials
  • Participate in the development of LIH’s marketing & communication strategy and plan

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences with skill/knowledge of medical/scientific journalism and communication or Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communication or marketing with demonstrated experience in medical/scientific context.
  • Two years copywriting experience, ideally within a medical/research institution, a communication agency, a scientific medium or a medical publishing environment
  • Creative thinker: one who thinks “outside of the box“, by formulating exciting, interesting and above all, persuasive ways of presenting information to an audience
  • Ability to take complex, scientific information and explain it in a clear, articulate and easy to understand format
  • Strong project management and organisational skills 
  • Autonomous, adaptable and flexible individual
  • Fluent in English with excellent copywriting skills. Good knowledge of French, German and Luxembourgish would be an asset

Gender Equality

The LIH is an equal opportunities employer. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff. The LIH is attentive to gender representation among its leadership staff and aims to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment and promotion of female leaders and their career development.

Applications including a cover letter and a full curriculum vitae should be sent before 30th June 2024 through our website with the Ref: MC/SCO0524/AA/MARCOM

In Short...

  • Contract type :  Fixed-term contract (CDD)
  • Contract duration :  12 months
  • Location :  rue Thomas Edison 1 A-B - 1445 LUXEMBOURG
  • Start date :  01/09/2024
  • Ref :  MC/SCO0524/AA/MARCOM

How to apply

Applications including a letter detailing your motivation and a curriculum vitae should be sent through our website via the apply button below.

Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page.

Applications by email will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.