Research Communications and Web Officer - #49127

University of Edinburgh


Date: 1 week ago
City: Edinburgh
Contract type: Full time

Research Communications and Web Officer


UE06 £31,396 to £36,024 per annum, pro rata (A revised salary range for this grade of £32,982 to £38,205 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)


Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society / Usher Institute / Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences


Part Time - 21 Hours Per Week


Contract Type - Fixed Term available from now to 31 March 2025


Location: Usher Institute moves to a new building in Edinburgh Bioquarter, early 2024

The Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for a Research Communications and Web Officer to create engaging content to help the Centre promote our research, and engage with our internal and external audiences.

The Opportunity:
You will provide research and other relevant communications across the Centre, develop and maintain our website and provide related administrative and event support to the Centre. This includes researching and writing high-quality web or social media content, engaging with Centre members to improve content, accessibility and governance of the Centre’s website, contribute or lead on the production of alternative communications formats such as podcasts or videos and support the delivery of internal and external events.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Jenny Bos, Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange Manager ( [email protected] )

Your skills and attributes for success:
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Understanding of principles of creating accessible digital content.
  • Strong skills and experience in writing for the web.
  • Excellent organisational skills

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.



The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

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The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

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Work with us | Usher Institute - where inquiring minds work together to improve lives across the world.

Join our growing team of academics and professional services staff and work in a vibrant, multi-disciplinary environment. Our vision is to catalyse the transformation of health in society by working with people, populations and their data.

Our greatest asset is our people, working together to improve public health using evidence-based research.

We are a key applied and translational arm of the Edinburgh Medical School, within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at The University of Edinburgh. Working with partners across UK and international universities, health and care providers, policymakers, industry and the public is central to our highly collaborative ethos

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