Science Communications Coordinator

May 11, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies. Information about the Institute can be accessed on the Institute’s web site at

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at

 The ARC Training Centre for Biopharmaceutical Innovation (CBI), located within the AIBN is enhancing Australia’s pharmaceutical capabilities through dedicated research and development programs with leading industrial partners. The Centre conducts research and training in three thematic areas: new biopharmaceutical and diagnostic agent discovery; development of mammalian cells as factories for recombinant protein production; and advanced manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals. The CBI is supported by industry partners CSL Limited, GE Healthcare, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Patheon Biologics Australia Pty Ltd.


The role

The Science Communications Coordinator will play a key role in publicising the Centre’s research, influencing the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals (MTP) sector in relation to Biologics and inspiring interest in the Centre’s National Biologics Training Program in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Building on the Centre’s media and public profile, the Science Communications Coordinator will lead the Centre’s communications strategy in order to raise the profile of the Centre’s research, outreach and education activities. This position will also manage the Centre’s MTP Connect Training Initiative – the National Biologics Program including the development of content, curation of the Centre’s website and social media profiles, and will take a coordinating role in a range of outreach activities across the Centre.

The person

Applicants should possess undergraduate degree in science and communications or related field with at least four (4) years subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of extensive relevant experience and/or education/training. You should have demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of communications, outreach and stakeholder engagement strategies, and an understanding of their context in a university or similarly complex environment. Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on communicating complex concepts clearly and concisely as well as a demonstrated ability to effectively present ideas and materials and disseminate information to a broad range of audiences and stakeholders is essential for this role.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  



This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at HEW 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,883  - $89,559 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,803 - $104,784 p.a.).



To discuss this role please contact Nancy Eluigwe via email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.


Application closing date

Friday, 1 June 2018 at 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time

Reference: 504418

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