UK Biobank is a large prospective cohort study of 500,000 individuals from across the United Kingdom, recruited during 2006-2010. A rich variety of genetic, biochemical, lifestyle and health-related information is available on each participant, making the resource unprecedented in its size and scope. The study continues to collect extensive information about its participants, including data from questionnaires, physical measures, physical activity monitors, multimodal imaging and biomarker assays.
The resource provides researchers around the world with key data for studies to improve health.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a talented reporter to join UK Biobank to help us produce high quality, engaging content for a wide range of audiences.
The post holder will help manage the writing and distribution of news releases, including with communications teams within industry and academia, to maintain UK Biobank’s high profile and first class reputation.
Reporting to the Head of Communications they will also produce high quality, engaging content for the web site, internal communications, printed materials, twitter, public meetings and conferences. Audiences will include participants, the general public, scientists, funders, and UK Biobank staff.
UK Biobank’s challenge is keeping up with the fast-moving project to ensure participants, staff and funders feel valued and understand their role in the success of this project. To be successful in this role you will possess good reporting skills to produce high quality, engaging content for the web site, internal communications, printed materials, twitter, public meetings, conferences and the media. The role will work closely with the other members of the Communications Team in creating podcasts, video and animation to support UK Biobank’s communication activities.
To be considered for the role, you will need to demonstrate experience of the tasks below and be able to meet the essential criteria:
Full Time - Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)
UK Biobank, based at University of Oxford
Salary £30,000 to £35,000pa (depending on experience)
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18th February 2019 at 5:00pm.
UK Biobank operates to ISO9001:2015 and ISO27001:2013 regulations as well as UKAS 17025:2005 regulations