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Institut thématique Neurosciences, sciences cognitives, neurologie, psychiatrie

Science and Technology Journalist

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  • Type d'offre : CDD
  • Ville : Marseille (France)
  • Statut : Available
Date d'arrivée à l'ITMO : Vendredi 14 Janvier 2022

    Science and Technology Journalist





Texte de l'offre


This position is available at the Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (http://ins-amu.fr/), Aix-Marseille University, France, to support communication of the scientific achievements of the Human Brain Project in its final phase.


  • Writing of popular science articles, press releases, interviews and other formats
  • Contribute to print and digital media production to present HBP's work
  • Editing of texts from other team members about scientific topics
  • Identifying research and technology topics with potential for high reach in science and general public media to promote the HBP's results and achievements to broader audiences
  • Work as integral part of the central HBP and EBRAINS communication teams
  • Supporting scientists with media enquiries
  • Help expand the international press mailing list in different media categories
  • Assist with the organisation of large media events and press briefings

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of writing about life science or technology-related topics in an engaging manner for lay audiences as well as general knowledge of the main developments in either computing, AI and robotics or in the life sciences.

  • University degree (Master) in, e.g., computer sciences or other technology-related fields, natural sciences, medicine, journalism or related-fields
  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Several years of relevant professional experience in science and technology communication and/or journalism, working for media organizations, press departments of research institutions or other science-related organizations
  • Appealing, convincing and target-group specific writing style
  • An eye for detail and accuracy as well as the bigger picture
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Basic knowledge of image editing and design programmes beneficial
  • Experience in book editing beneficial

Applicants should submit three samples of their work (e.g., published articles, press releases).

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Type d'emploi

Autre - Other

Type de contrat

The contract is 1 year, renewable, with a salary based on experience.

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