[JOB OPPORTUNITY] Are You Ready For The Next Challenge? We Are Recruiting (Phd-, Md-, Mba) Students And Post-Doctoral Researchers!
Here at Science Innovation Union (www.science-union.org), formerly known as Oxford Biotech, we’re committed to inspire entrepreneurship among young scientists from any background, and to boost innovation by bridging the gap between industry, government and academia with the aim of translating innovative science into disruptive business. We are a young and exciting organization, and we have big plans for this year.
In our first year, we managed to run 19 separate stimulating events, with more than 2500 registered attendees, 16 000+ interactions and various consulting projects in. Furthermore, we attracted more than 120 full-time scientists to our training and educational program, OB360.
SIU is expanding as never before, and has major plans for 2016-2017. We will introduce new ventures and we are forming regional Divisions in Cambridge and London. We work towards building a world-leading brand and we’re inviting you to build it with us.
You do not need to be an expert, or have prior business experience to suit a particular role perfectly. Specific skills can be taught, but personality match and commitment are required from the very beginning. We believe that Commitment, Ambition and Flexibility are worth more than a certificate!
The benefits of working with us:
- Joining our team is the perfect way to connect to the scientific entrepreneurship and wider world
- You will gain deeper perspectives and understanding of the underlying mechanics and interplays of industry, government, policy, academia and public engagement
- You do not need experience, or existing business skills – just a passion to learn and a desire to do good work
- Involvement is a career accelerator (contacts, insight, skills, leadership, initiative & achievement)
- What you ultimately get out of SIU depends on what you pour in!
- The roles are on a volunteer basis and require 10-15 hours per week, flexible, depending on seniority, and a 12-month commitment (subject to extension upon review)
- We have a lot to celebrate, and what better way to finish off those perfect days than with a classy dinner and a cocktail, or few!
Head of Division: [SUOX1-Oxford, SUCAM1- Cambridge, SULON1- London]The Head of Division will be supervising the Editorial, Events, Education and Marketing & Communications Leads. The role of this position is to lead, communicate, develop and motivate the staff to ensure best performance to meet the organisation’s needs. In addition, the Head of Division will work closely with the Head of Division of other cities, and report to the Central Team. The Head of Division should have excellent analytical, interpersonal, project, organisational and team management skills and build relationships with the Head of Division of other regions.
Editorial Lead: [SUOX2 – Oxford, SUCAM2 – Cambridge, SULON2- London] The Editorial team’s publications became very popular over the last year. The Editorial Lead will curate and edit articles from Divisional Editorial sources. The Editorial Lead will be an excellent science communicator with a broad industrial, academic and societal awareness. The role of the Editoral Lead will include delivering the Newsletter and identifying key subjects for interview and hot/up-and-coming topics for media coverage, keep consistent communication and organisation with the team members as well as ensuring the quality and consistency of content produced. The Editorial Lead will mirror the our Events, Consulting & Education with appropriate articles, internal or outsourced, to relay to the Marketing & E-Marketing Teams. The Editorial Lead role is a unique opportunity to simultaneously demonstrate and develop writing, leadership and organisational skills.
Education Lead: [SUOX3-Oxford, SUCAM3-Cambridge, SULON3-London]Our Education programmes, such as OB360 program, have been very successful the past year. The Education Lead will develop a comprehensive syllabus to deliver invaluable courses of educational lectures, seminars and workshops to aspiring bio-entrepreneurs. The Education Lead will develop a keen awareness of the science-to-business pipeline and be capable of establishing divisional education programmes. The Education Lead will track divisional budgets, monitor the progress and success of divisional programmes and strive for continual improvement of the Science Union.
Marketing and Communications Lead: [SUOX4-Oxford, SUCAM4-Cambridge, SULON4- London]The Marketing and Communications Lead will be responsible to supervise workflow of advertising, marketing, public relations by collaborating interdepartmental communications and managing external communications. The post holder will be responsible for the development of marketing goals and promotional activities, and directing the creation of internal communications press releases, newsletters as well as social media.
Events Lead: [SUOX5-Oxford, SUCAM5-Cambridge, SULON5-London]Our Events are known to be some of the best quality globally. The Events Lead will be responsible for building and delivering the organisation’s events. The post holder will work on a variety of projects whilst maintaining high standards and will possess excellent communication, organisational, marketing and attention to detail skills. This position is perfect for someone that enjoys to communicate with other people and trouble-shoot on the spot.
Application Deadline: 10 June, 2016 17:00
APPLICATION PROCESS :
Submit your CV, alongside a brief covering paragraph explaining your suitability to, and motivation for the role (150-word limit), to Hitesh Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include the position reference code in the subject line (e.g. [SUOXYZ])
We hope that you’re excited and motivated by our 2016 forecast! Remember, we are in a unique situation
– located in the centre of the Golden Triangle, in the heart of a biotech mega-cluster and we’ve caught the attention of investors, decision makers and the leaders of our Universities. Let’s piece this puzzle together and see what we can create!
– The Central Team
We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.