[ASC-list] Sci Comm job opportunity - Uni of Sydney

Phil Dooley p.dooley at physics.usyd.edu.au
Fri Dec 4 06:11:07 UTC 2009

> Science Communications Officer
> Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
> Reference No. 728/1109
> The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an outstanding
> global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 6,800
> permanent staff supporting over 46,000 students.
> The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has extensive links
> with the agricultural industry and a strong presence in the rural sector. With
> an active international, interdisciplinary research program, the Faculty
> focuses on ensuring food security and sustainable natural resource management
> for our future.
> The Faculty is currently seeking an enthusiastic, personable and professional
> Science Communication Officer to assist the Science Communicator to design and
> implement professional science and economics outreach programs . You will
> assist in the organisation, delivery and administration of outreach events,
> such as high school workshops, careers talks, Science in the City, open days
> and public talks. You will also be involved in the production of information
> and marketing material such as websites, emails, brochures and booklets.
> You will need excellent organisational skills as you assist with the planning
> and implementation of the many programs run by the Faculty, as well as the
> ability to communicate clearly too all the parties involved in the programs,
> from academics to primary schoolers. Enthusiastic and outgoing, you will be
> required to work flexible hours and to travel occasionally for events off
> campus or outside business hours.
> To succeed, you will have a completed a degree within a relevant discipline
> (Biology, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Resource Economics) and have
> demonstrated organisational, presentation, administrative and time management
> skills. You will also have the ability to communicate at all levels and
> experience in outreach activities, as well as the ability to work
> independently. A current NSW driver¹s licence, class C, is also required for
> this position.
> This is an excellent opportunity to forge a career within a vibrant,
> supportive and challenging customer-focused environment.
> The position is part time (17.5 hours per week) continuing, subject to the
> completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership
> of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment
> for new appointees.
> Remuneration package : up to $65,003.83 - $72,838.04 p.a. pro rata (which
> includes a base salary Level 5 $54,929 - $61,549 p.a. pro rata, leave loading
> and up to 17% employer¹s contribution to superannuation).
> All applications must be submitted online. To be considered applicants must
> respond to selection criteria; to do so complete your responses o n the online
> application form. Please note that resumes need to include contact details of
> 2 referees from a range of sources. General enquiries can be directed to Ugo
> De Gori on (02) 8627 1234.
> Closing Date: 17 December 2009
> The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity
> and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are
> encouraged.
> The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
> Copyright in the material and trademarks on this site and in this job
> description are owned by the University of Sydney unless otherwise indicated
> and you agree not to infringe any intellectual property rights owned by the
> University.  You also agree not to reproduce any part or all of a job
> description without the written authority of the Head of SydneyRecruitment at
> the University of Sydney.
> Science Communications Officer
> Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
> Reference No. 728/1109
> Download full details from
> http://usyd.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.startJobSearch
> If you need any more info, let me know
> Many thanks!
> Lucy
> -- 
> Dr Lucy Buxton
> Marketing and Science Communicator
> Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
> University of Sydney NSW, 2006
> T:   +61 2 9351 7368 (Mon, Tues, Fri)
>      +61 2 9351 6242 (Wed, Thurs)
> E:   lbuxton at usyd.edu.au

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