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Location:  Pandemic Sciences Institute, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ

Salary: Grade 8: £42,149 – £50,296 with a discretionary range to £54,943 per annum

Applications are invited for a Scientific Writer to join the Pandemic Science Institute, at the Nuffield Department of Medicine. You will join an exciting, high-profile new venture of the University of Oxford, where the Institute will build on Oxford’s world leading response to the Covid pandemic, bringing together expertise from across the University and across the world to make the world safer through science.

You will be responsible for increasing the visibility and impact of the Pandemic Sciences Institute (PSI) and accelerating our research programme by providing professional support to science writing, , scientific manuscripts and grant applications. You will advise and assist with writing, preparation, proof-reading and submission of manuscripts, advise and assist the Principal Investigators and staff in identifying funding opportunities and the preparation, editing and proof-reading of grant applications. This will include analysis of the scope of work, key objectives, and assessment criteria of funding calls, and supporting PIs to ensure the grant application clearly articulates how these will be met. You will work with the Director of Communications on the accurate and clear communication of the PSI science activities and outputs, and maintain Maintain awareness of policies relating to publishing.

It is essential that you hold a doctorate in life sciences and have an understanding of infectious diseases or a closely related topic. You will have substantial and sustained experience of research-focused scientific writing and editing, with an in-depth understanding of scientific publication processes, and have the ability to tailor writing and communications to different audiences or contexts. It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact equally effectively with senior academic staff, researchers and support staff within the University. You will be proactive and organised, with excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.  Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years in the first instance, and is funded by Moh Family Foundation  Donation.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Friday 24 June 2022 will be considered. Please quote 158136 on all correspondence.

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