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Learning and Outreach Officer - QMUL24638

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £27,742 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL24638
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 14-Apr-2021
Closing date: 13-May-2021

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Centre of the Cell is an informal biomedical science education centre and outreach project located in Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets. It is the first science education centre in the world to be located within medical research laboratories, part of Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London.

We have two unique learning spaces embedded within the Blizard Institute: our award-winning digital interactive STEM Pod launched in September 2009; and more recently, Neuron Pod, a dedicated learning space used to deliver our onsite workshops and shows.

We seek to have a positive impact on the educational, career and health choices of the children, young people and families we work with.

Applications are invited for the post of Learning & Outreach Officer at the Centre of the Cell. The postholder will be responsible for the development and delivery of a workshop on ‘Air Pollution’, to be delivered to primary school children in Cental London and Luton. This will be the fourth year of a multi-year study investigating the impact of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on children’s respiratory and mental health. A key element of this project is the interactive education workshop which accompanies research team visits to 85 participating schools in central London and Luton. The educational sessions are coordinated by Centre of the Cell, in collaboration with the Centre for Primary Care and Mental Health.

Candidates must have a degree in a science subject or relevant appropriate experience, have experience working in a public facing role, experience of developing educational resources, be able to organise a varied workload, and communicate effectively with a diverse range of organisations, groups and individuals. Excellent presentation and communications skills are essential. Candidates must be willing to be flexible on hours of work on a regular basis.

The post is full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months, starting as soon as possible. Salary will be £27,742 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Holly Casey at

Details about Centre of the Cell can be found at

Details about the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health can be found at

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment at

The closing date for applications is 13 May 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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