Dissemination Officer

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Dissemination Officer

Closing Date

Sunday, 31 December, 2017

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 500 staff from 44 countries.

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Context and Mission

We are looking for a native English speaker (or equivalent) to work on the dissemination of European collaborative research projects and other dissemination-related activities. The chosen candidate will work within the BSC’s project dissemination unit within the Research, Support and Technology Transfer and Dissemination Department, collaborating with other member of the team, researchers and with external partners. The mission of the role will be to create communication actions regarding relevant research activities and results achieved to the scientific community, industry and general public.


Key Duties

  • Organization of project events (conferences, summer schools, networking events, etc.)
  • Maintain close contact with project management team/researchers through regular meetings and teleconferences
  • Scientific result identification and dissemination
  • Creation of content for dissemination materials (website, social media, newsletters, press releases, videos, magazines, posters, leaflets) and ensure these are distributed at appropriate venues
  • Identify suitable fora in which disseminate the projects, develop and extend press strategies
  • Coordinate the work of multiple partners
  • Establish and monitor Key Performance Indicators
  • Compilation of reporting information, drafting and editing of project reports
  • Liaise with relevant representatives from funding bodies and related projects
  • Represent BSC and its projects in meetings (including project reviews)



  • Education
    • Preferably Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or related fields. Otherwise, Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, English or related fields (marketing, advertising, public relations etc.)
    • Master’s degree in scientific communication or similar and specific courses a plus


  • Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • At least 2 years’ experience in science communication, or management of research projects, or science degree holders with interest/experience in communication
    • English native or equivalent
    • Willingness to travel in Europe


  • Competences

In order to be successful in this role the candidate should have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including good editorial skills
  • Ability to take the initiative, prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and to coordinate closely with a team
  • Outgoing personality
  • Ability to understand scientific messages and effectively transmit them to a variety of different audiences
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • Capacity to interact and build strong relations with a diverse member/stakeholder/staff base.
  • Creativity and the ability generate innovative communication tools (print/online)



  • The position will be located at BSC within the Dissemination Unit
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: asap



Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A motivation letter with a statement of interest, including two contacts for further references
  • A full CV including contact details



The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.


Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

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