[ASC-list] Science communications job opportunity: CottonInfo Communications Lead

Ruth Redfern ruth.redfern at crdc.com.au
Thu Apr 8 04:04:22 UTC 2021

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CottonInfo Communications Lead

Be part of the cotton industry’s extension program, CottonInfo, and use your scientific communications expertise to connect growers with research.

·        Scientific communications

  *   Australian cotton industry

·        Toowoomba/Remote

CottonInfo is the Australian cotton industry’s extension program: designed to deliver research and development (R&D) outcomes to cotton growers and consultants. CottonInfo is a partnership between three cotton industry organisations: the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), Cotton Australia (CA), and Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD).

CottonInfo’s role is to connect growers and consultants with the latest R&D outcomes to help achieve best practice. The team comprises Regional Extension Officers, Technical Leads and myBMP experts, who work across a broad portfolio, covering biosecurity, climate, crop nutrition, disease management, energy use efficiency, fibre quality, insect and mite management, natural resource management, pesticide input efficiency, soil health, stewardship, water management and weed control.

The Communications Lead will assist CottonInfo to improve the rate and reach of adaption and adoption of R&D, and continue to build CottonInfo’s reputation as a trusted information source.

We are keen to hear from you if you possess the following:

·        5+ years’ experience in science communication or a related field
·        An ability to transform technical information into user-friendly material across a range of communications channels
·        The ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
·        Experience in working with primary producers and researchers
·        An understanding of, and interest in, agricultural science
·        Australian citizenship and valid Australian driver’s licence.

The Communications Lead will report to the CottonInfo Program Manager and the CottonInfo Management Committee, and will be part of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) team working closely with the CRDC Communications Manager. The position will be based in Toowoomba, or can be conducted remotely (work from home). Some travel will be required, including to Toowoomba and Narrabri.

For more information, read the position information package available at www.crdc.com.au/about-us/employment-information<http://www.crdc.com.au/about-us/employment-information>.

To apply, submit your CV (with at least two current referees) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria via the website.

Applications close Friday 23 April 2021.
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