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[SA_scat] Project Manager for the International Year ofCrystallography 2014

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] Project Manager for the International Year ofCrystallography 2014
  • From: <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:36:10 +0000
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Whilst small-angle scatterers may not often consider themselves 'crystallographers', the IUCr does! IYCr2014 will be an excellent opportunity to highlight the contribution of SAS techniques to the wider economic and social contributions of crystallography.

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Company:                         International Union of Crystallography
Location:                          Chester
Highly competitive salary:  £40K minimum
Term:                                Fixed term (2 years)

Closing date:                     2 December 2012


The UN General Assembly has designated 2014 as the International Year of Crystallography. As part of IYCr2014, the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), which is a scientific union and publisher of several leading scientific journals, is developing a wide-ranging agenda for publicly oriented events across the globe and is looking to appoint an ambitious person for IYCr2014 events management and delivery.

You will be responsible for fund-raising and sponsorship activities for the IYCr, helping to publicize the economic and social contributions that crystallography makes by submitting articles to the press and to magazines, promoting poster and museum exhibitions highlighting the usefulness of crystallography, assisting with the development of the IYCr2014 web site, and interacting with the regional and national crystallographic
organisations in formulating global sets of events.

You will act as the focal point for IYCr2014 and work with all potential partners to make the international year a global success reaching out to schools, colleges and the general public. You will help to assemble a team of enthusiasts to inspire and coordinate worldwide activities. You will be supported by, and will be expected to work with, the various IUCr committees that will oversee the IYCr2014 activities. In addition, we are in the process of appointing a Business Development Executive with primary responsibility for publications development for IYCr2014, and you will work closely with him/her.

You will ideally be a graduate with a knowledge of crystallography and experience of writing scientific articles for the general public. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and prior experience
of raising funds from industrial and private sponsors. Experience with media and journalistic media will be a major advantage. Ability to communicate in any other major language will also be beneficial. In return, the IUCr offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and a unique working environment.You will be primarily based in Chester, UK, with some travel opportunities.

To be considered for the position please send a CV and covering letter to Carol Cook (cc@iucr.org<mailto:cc@iucr.org>) by 2 December 2012.

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