RESEARCH COORDINATOR, COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR FOR THE FINNGEN PROJECT

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the University of Helsinki. In the beginning of 2017 FIMM joined the University of Helsinki’s new life science research centre, Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE, as an operational unit. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof, promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalised health and medicine, individualised cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.

FIMM is currently seeking a

Research Coordinator (Communication Director for the FinnGen project)
for a 50% part-time, fixed-term position with a possibility of extension.

We are seeking a qualified and motivated Research Coordinator to lead and coordinate the communication activities of FinnGen, an international large-scale genomics public-private partnership research project led by Professor Aarno Palotie. The project brings together Finnish biobanks, universities, hospital districts and international pharmaceutical companies. Active engagement of the general public through proactive and transparent communication is critical for the project’s success.

The primary activities of the position include defining and developing a proactive communication strategy for the project in collaboration with all the partners, implementing the planned communication activities, disseminating project breakthroughs and engaging with the stakeholders. Coordinator will also follow the media coverage and perform social media monitoring about the topics related to the project.

Major day-to-day tasks include following the project progress, participating in project meetings, preparing press releases and articles, managing web page content and social media channels, making sure that the partner network uses shared key messages and visual identity, communicating with the partners, funders and stakeholders and assessing the need of additional communication campaigns and the use of an external communication agency.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree in genetics or a related discipline with minimum five-years working experience and have proven experience in communication, public relations or similar. Familiarity with the Finnish biobank network is highly desired. Experience with coordinator tasks at international level is appreciated. The candidate should have fluency in written and spoken Finnish and English, excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills, strong capability to work independently as well as cooperate harmoniously within a large partner network.

This is a 50% part-time position based in Biomedicum 2, Helsinki (www.biomedicum.fi), Finland. A contract will be offered initially until 15.8.2020. Extension beyond this is possible depending on the progress of the project. The employment may begin as soon as possible or as agreed.

Salary will be based on the University salary scheme for research and teaching staff. Scheme level depends on the candidate’s qualifications.

To apply for the position, please send your motivation letter and CV, including list of publications and contact information for two references, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

Please apply no later than October 15th. The employment may begin as soon as possible or as agreed.

For further information please visit our website at http://www.fimm.fi and/or contact professor aarno.palotie@helsinki.fi

Ap­ply link

https://rekry.helsinki.fi/sap/bc/erecruiting/posting_apply?param=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d...

Due date

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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