New Centres of Excellence of Canada in Brain Development Seeking KT Officer

Now recruiting a Knowledge Translation Officer for a new Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada in Brain Development. The position will be located in either Saskatoon or Vancouver.

This staff member will direct knowledge transfer and exchange activities, developing plain language documents (in print and online) to disseminate knowledge and findings from NeuroDevNet, and initiating connections with external stakeholders, in person, in print, and online using the NeuroDevNet website and other social media. S/he will assist with planning and implementing the annual conference, quarterly brainstorming sessions, and other communication items as required.

Together with the Communications Officer, the position will be involved in the planning, development and the dissemination of internal and external communications items, including the website.

S/he will also build and support collaborations, both between internal members of NeuroDevNet who are widely dispersed, so as to create a learning community, and with external stakeholder partners, building longer-term and mutually beneficially relationships, with both commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

Other activities will include developing and offering KT methods training opportunities for NeuroDevNet scientists and trainees, coordinating workshops with science communicators, and communications internships organized through several media outlets and academic journals. S/he will also coordinate training opportunities through our partnership with Knowledge Translation Canada’s STIHR training program. Frequent travel in Canada will be required.

The KTE Officer will require masters-level training and specialized expertise in KTE, community building, networking, communications and media relations. The incumbent will have considerable experience working in a university research setting, with large, interdisciplinary teams, and managing complex projects. Experience in neuroscience or basic health sciences will be considered an asset.

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