[ASC-list] Wanted: Communication consultant to work with Garvan Institute Genomics Centre

Bronwyn Terrill bronwyn.terrill at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 04:54:40 UTC 2015

Hi all

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research's Kinghorn Centre for Clinical
Genomics (KCCG) is seeking a part-time science communications consultant with
an interest in genomics and health.

KCCG (http://www.garvan.org.au/research/clinical-genomics) aims to further
the use of genomic information in routine medical care. We are seeking
expressions of interest from motivated science communication professionals
who are skilled at translating complex science into fascinating nuggets and
narratives that connect with people’s experience. This person will have
demonstrated experience across a range of media and be able to tailor
messages and language for diverse audiences.

This role is for the equivalent of 1-2 days per week for 2015. In this
role, you will work closely with KCCG Head and team members, particularly
the Public and Professional Education Coordinator. Hours are flexible, but
you would ideally be living in the Sydney area and willing/able to spend up
to a day per week in our offices in The Kinghorn Cancer Centre in
Darlinghurst, Sydney.

Responsibility and remuneration will be negotiated, dependent on
experience. The role will stay open until filled.

For more detail about this consultancy, please contact me (Bronwyn Terrill)
at b.terrill at garvan.org.au. To register interest, please send your resume
and a response to the role description of no more than 1 page. The Garvan
Institute is committed to handling personal information in accordance with
applicable privacy laws; please see our privacy policy at
http://www.garvan.org.au/about-us/policies/privacy-policy for more



Bronwyn Terrill | Coordinator, Public and Professional Education
Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
E: b.terrill at garvan.org.au

Find us at http://www.garvan.org.au/research/clinical-genomics or follow us
on twitter at @kinghorngenomes.

*Role description:*

*Communication consultant, Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan
Institute of Medical Research*

Part time: 8-15 hours per week

Salary Range: to be negotiated; dependent on experience and agreed

*About KCCG*

In 2012, Garvan established Australia’s first purpose-built facility for
undertaking large-scale research projects and clinical-grade genome
sequencing. The Centre was one of the first sites worldwide to acquire the
Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system, which can sequence up to 18,000
whole human genomes per year at a base cost of less than 1,000 USD.
Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) researchers undertake
collaborative projects and genome-based studies to improve genome
interpretation, with the ultimate aim of advancing the use of genomic
information in patient care.  KCCG is seeking accreditation that would
ultimately allow clinicians to sequence genomes for diagnostic and
therapeutic purposes.

Expected duties:

·       To identify and draft content appropriate for KCCG social media
channels and web site;

·       To produce accurate and timely electronic and print resources for
stakeholders, collaborators, and clinicians around the possibilities and
implications of genomic medicine;

·       To contribute to and prepare manuscripts for submission;

·       To participate in content meetings/workshops with key KCCG staff;

·       To liaise, as necessary, with other communication-focused team
members within the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Garvan Research

If you have media experience, you may also help to proof and/or revise
partner press releases and announcements to align with KCCG style and

Desired skills and experience:

·       Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in relevant areas,
such as biomedicine and communication (E)

·       A demonstrable understanding of recent genomic research and
technologies (E)

·       The capacity to understand and contribute to stakeholder
conversations that surround the use of genomics in medicine and health (E)

·       An enthusiastic and flexible approach to working across a number of
media channels and projects as part of KCCG’s overall communication strategy

·       Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (E)

·       A self-motivated, professional attitude (E)

·       IT literacy (E)

·       Experience with social media and communication technologies (D)

·       Experience working with academics/researchers at different levels
of seniority (D)
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