SSI Communications Officer vacancy closes tomorrow at 5pm GMT

Posted by j.laird on 15 November 2022 - 10:30am
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The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) is looking for a Communications Officer to help deliver its tagline of “better software, better research”. 

We're looking for an enthusiastic individual with a track record in communications and dissemination. Ideally, they'll have had experience working with researchers, writing technical articles, and promoting events, as well as an understanding of what it takes to nurture a significant blog and social media presence. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high degree of organisational ability are essential, as they will be responsible for overlapping tasks and exciting projects across the SSI teams. The role is full-time, available immediately, and fixed term for two years with the possibility of extension dependent on funding. 

The closing date is 16 November 2022, 5pm GMT. 

The successful applicant will be based at the University of Edinburgh, and work closely with SSI staff and collaborators to disseminate information, communicate with our community, develop our social media networks, and commission articles and news stories relating to the use and development of software within the research community.

For more details and to apply, please read the job advert. Questions about the position should be directed to the SSI Communications Lead, Selina Aragon.

Further information

Since 2010, the Software Sustainability Institute has facilitated the advancement of software in research by cultivating better, more sustainable, research software to enable world-class research (“Better software, better research”). It is a collaboration between the universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and Southampton. In 2018, we were awarded funding from all seven research councils. Our mission is to become the world-leading hub for research software practice. 

Founded at the University of Edinburgh in 1990, EPCC is a leading European centre of expertise in advanced research, technology transfer and the provision of supercomputer services. Staff have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects in a number of different areas. All these activities mesh closely together, enjoying significant mutual leverage. The variety of work gives all staff exciting opportunities to develop skills in a wide range of areas.

More information on EPCC and working at EPCC can be found at: https://www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/about

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