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IOI Lead for Communications and Events– Ineos-Oxford Institute Department of Chemistry

16 Sep 2022 1:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Closing Date: Tuesday 11th October 2022 

IOI Lead for Communications and Events– Ineos-Oxford Institute

Department of Chemistry

Grade 8: £43,414 to £51,805 per year


The Ineos Oxford Institute for Antimicrobial Research (IOI) is an exciting initiative creating major new opportunities for science and advances in human health, now aims to recruit a Lead for Communications and Events to head up communications, outreach and engagement activities to drive dissemination, stakeholder engagement and maximise the impact of the Institute. The scope of the role will include designing and delivering the IOI communications strategy through tailored communications, events and by engaging and leveraging the IOI stakeholder network. The successful candidate will be a key member of the IOI team and will directly contribute to the expansion and strengthening of our objectives and outputs, consistent with the long-term success of the Institute.

Our interdisciplinary research programme involves national and international collaborators. We are a vibrant, enthusiastic, innovative and strategic enterprise with an internationally leading position to make a real difference in combatting antimicrobial resistance globally and changing international policy.  We contribute significantly to basic knowledge of antimicrobial resistance and apply research methods to identify new antibiotics and explore new potential antimicrobial agents. We have a fantastic track record of success and a reputation for a can-do attitude to tackling challenging goals. At the heart of our approach is a deep commitment to the training and career development of our staff and students.

The successful applicant will be pivotal in designing and implementing the IOI communications strategy and responsible for planning high level events aimed at different stakeholders across academia, public sector, industry and policy. They will have previous experience of a senior science communications role in a complex organisation and an ability to assimilate complex information quickly and make it accessible to a wider audience through a variety of communications channels. The successful candidate will be key is ensuring that the mission and impact of the IOI are disseminated widely and effectively so an understanding of antimicrobial resistance landscape will be highly beneficial. Excellent oral communication skills, with the ability to inspire the confidence of senior colleagues and of the most junior team members are also essential.

This is a fixed term, full time position and is available immediately.

The post will be based at the Rodney Porter Building, Department of Chemistry, Oxford, OX1 3RQ

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Applications are through the University of Oxford website, where you can also find further particulars of the role here:

Only applications received before midday on Tuesday 11th October 2022 can be considered. Interviews will be held shortly after.

The Department of Chemistry is committed to equality and valuing diversity. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request by a disabled applicant.

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