The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, we lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.
We are looking for a talented individual with a passion for science to take up the post of Public Engagement Officer, to develop and implement the ICR’s public engagement strategy.
The position involves planning, coordinating and delivering a programme of creative public engagement activities and events for the ICR, as well as supporting staff cross the organisation in delivering their own public engagement activities and promoting the strong culture of engagement at the ICR.
You will be working in a small, committed Policy and Engagement team as a key part of the wider Communications directorate.
Experience of organising or participating in public engagement activities on scientific or medical subjects is essential. The role will involve working closely with the ICR’s researchers and partner organisations, so you will need to be able to quickly build effective working relationships.
The closing date for applications is 16th September 2018.