Farringdon, Greater London
£27,000.00 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

With over 20,000 members in 61 countries, the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the leading professional body for scientists, support staff and students in the field of biomedical science.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Science Communications Officer to create scientific content for our website publications and newsletters and to help promote biomedical science to the public. 

If you have a passion for delivering high-quality science communications, a degree in Life Sciences and experience of writing for different audiences please apply.

Applicants will be required to send their CV along with a two-page summary to outline how they fit the person specification, have a creative flare for writing and a positive can-do attitude. 


The Science Communications Officer will be responsible for preparing excellent content to promote the Institute of Biomedical Science and the profession, for our print publications, website, email newsletters and campaign activities.

As part of the Communications team, the postholder will be responsible for a regular output of high-quality scientific news articles, features and blogs, and engaging digital content such as infographics and videos for use on our website, eLearning resources and social media channels.

They will be responsible for ensuring the scientific accuracy of printed and online materials and assist the Institute to develop and maintain clear positions on health and science issues.

Main duties

  • To research, write and edit engaging copy for our website, print publications, email newsletters and social media channels that appeals to a range of audiences
  • To balance competing priorities and deliver communication projects to a high standard against tight deadlines
  • To keep up-to-date with developments across the Institute and profession, and propose and research ideas for news stories, features and case studies
  • To create engaging infographics about the Institute and the work of our members
  • To prepare and edit video interviews with members, scientists and wider staff
  • Under the direction of the Head of Communications oversee the production process for publications and digital projects
  • To develop strong working relationships with internal and external partners
  • Co-ordinate production of content with topic specialists.
  • Build up a network of specialist authors.
  • Monitor and keep abreast of major health, policy and practice developments, debates and issues relevant to biomedical science and laboratory medicines, and the positions taken by other organisations/commentators
  • Horizon-scan to ensure that the IBMS develops a clear position on all relevant health and science issues, in conjunction with relevant staff and Council members.
  • Critically review and evaluate consultation documents and draft responses, in conjunction with Council members and senior staff, that capture the issues and views pertinent to the Institute and biomedical science.
  • Maintain IBMS stakeholder list to ensure IBMS views are communicated and, where appropriate, influence the development of policy affecting biomedical science.


Refreshed on: 13 March 2020
Closed date: 18 March 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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