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Communications & Engagement Officer

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND - St Lucia, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the UQ Faculty of Science and delivers world-class research and teaching within a broad range of fundamental biological disciplines and is a vibrant and supportive community of life scientists.

Diverse investigations spanning microbe, animal and plant taxa are underpinned by a strong quantitative focus. Interdisciplinary research addresses key societal issues of conservation and biodiversity, food security, climate adaptation and vector biology, and areas of expertise include ecology and evolution, molecular and quantitative genetics, palaeobiology, developmental biology, behaviour, plant and animal physiology, and conservation biology.

Many of the School’s research and study opportunities feature terrestrial and marine fieldwork in some of the world’s most unique biodiversity hotspots, and its researchers and students have access to world-class laboratories and facilities, including UQ’s island research stations on Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef and North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay.

For more information, visit the School of Biological Sciences’ website: biological-sciences.uq.edu.au.

Organisational Environment

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture is a national research Centre which is administered by UQ and has Nodes at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Monash University, Macquarie University (MQ) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The Centre also has a number of domestic and international partner institutions. At UQ, the Centre has Chief Investigators from the School of Biological Sciences, School of Mathematics and Physics, School of Law and the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI). The ARC CoE for Plant Success currently has 17 chief investigators, 11 partner investigators and 27 associate investigators and a team of eight full or part-time professional staff that support the Centre operations.

The ARC CoE for Plant Success will improve prediction for breeding and network analysis through new quantitative modelling technologies and enhanced knowledge of networks, mechanisms and their interconnectivity across scales from genome to phenome. It will further discover and predict utilization of mechanisms and networks for plant success and adaptation within and across species through a combination of novel phylogenomic, population genetics and ecophysiological approaches. With close attention to responsible innovation, the Centre will develop, adopt and promote responsible technologies, regulatory processes and best practice for plant innovation. With this uniquely multidisciplinary approach and team to match, the Centre will deliver new strategies to address the problems of food security and climate change, establishing Australia as a global leader in these areas

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of the position is to promote the Centre through the design, development and implementation of a comprehensive communication and engagement program. The Communication and Engagement Officer will advise and assist the Centre Director and Chief Operations Officer (COO) to plan and implement strategic and operational marketing and communications activities online, in print and in person to promote and profile the ARC CoE for Plant Success from a National perspective with National and international impact.

Whilst you will work across all nodes nationally, this position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate degree in science communication, marketing, journalism or a related discipline with at least 2-3 years relevant work experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Demonstrated knowledge of website design and construction, preferably using content management system is also desirable.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for three years at HEW level 6. Part-time will be considered at a minimum of 0.8 full-time equivalent.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $80,784.26 - $86,768.42, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

20210514_Communications Engagement Officer_HEW 6.pdf

Our Selection Process

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact David Tomlins: d.tomlins@uq.edu.au

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

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