Research Liaison Officer

Versus Arthritis
Chesterfield, UK
22 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Chesterfield
Hours: Full-time
Salary: £28,500 pa + Benefits
Contract type: Fixed Term 12 months
Closing date: Midnight 31 May 2019


We're looking for an enthusiastic and talented Research Liaison Officer to help us bring our research to life, effectively conveying how our research improves the lives of those living with arthritis, and bringing the story of our successes to a wide range of audiences.

About the role

In this key role you will support Versus Arthritis to maximise the benefits of research for our patients, use our research impact and its future promise to secure further funding and support all charity staff to become effective advocates of our research, You will work extensively across the Charity, establishing yourself as a key research link and information source for other teams.

You will proactively produce content for our website, blog and internal communication channels and take responsibility for responding to information requests from across the organisation and externally. You will have skills in translating scientific research and its implications to a wide range of audiences working in partnership with teams including communications, policy and public affairs, strategic development, fundraising and social media. You will be a key player in supporting the charity's ambition to maximise the reach, visibility and impact of our research activities and will actively engage in cross organisational projects.

Key requirements

Our ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Educated to post-graduate degree level within science communication or biomedical/ biological sciences
  • Knowledge or experience of grant award processes
  • Experience preparing medical or scientific information for non-specialist audiences
  • Good information technology skills, including effective database/PubMed/internet search techniques and significant experience of using Microsoft Office package
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Highly interactive and able to operate across a wide range of teams and individuals at all levels within the charity
  • Efficient and well organised, with the ability to prioritise and meet demanding deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-sufficient, capable of target setting and monitoring.
  • Actively seeking information from internal or external sources as required, able to swiftly and effectively communicate updates to others.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

1. a concise, up-to-date CV

2. along with a completed supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification

Email your completed application by following the link on our website


Interviews are expected on 7 June 2019

About us

Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 17.8 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don't accept this.

We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We're reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we'll keep running, researching, influencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening. We won't stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about what we do, working for us and what we offer on our website.

Promoting Equality in the workplace

Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156

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