JIVE Science Communications Officer Position Available

Published on 19 January 2023
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JIVE invites applications for the position of JIVE Science Communications Officer. Deadline for application is 1 March 2023.

Job Description

Principal responsibilities of the JIVE Science Communications Officer include (but are not limited to):

  • advising JIVE staff and management on communication;
  • measuring the deployment and effect of the communication efforts: analyses the data; evaluates the efforts on the basis of the set frameworks, makes proposals for improvement and implements them;
  • contributing to the drafting, development, updating and implementation of communication policy and resulting guidelines and procedures;
  • coordinating the dissemination of VLBI science results with the international partners, to the European community at large and the press;
  • producing written material describing JIVE and the EVN as an excellent European research infrastructure;
  • coordinating the production of diverse reports, the JIVE Annual Report and the EVN Newsletter;
  • overseeing the production of advertising material aimed at policy makers, scientists and the general public;
  • contributing to the on-line presence of the EVN and JIVE by collecting material for websites and social media;
  • In exceptional cases this position can be extended with additional responsibilities in policy development or web site development.

Job Requirements

  • an academic level of education, preferably MSc or higher in a science background;
  • an education and/or 2+ years’ experience in science communication;
  • a flawless command of written and spoken English is essential;
  • Knowledge of Drupal CMS will also be an advantage for the consideration of the applicant.

We offer:

  • A fulltime temporary appointment in the service of the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I) for the duration of two years in first instance, which can be extended for a total duration of three years based on good performance (part-time can be negotiated);
  • A gross monthly salary in scale 10 (WVOI), level depending on relevant experience;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.33% of the gross annual salary;
  • A solid pension scheme (ABP);
  • 42 vacation days per year on a full time basis;
  • An excellent package of secondary benefits, including relocation expenses, an opportunity to participate in the collective healthcare insurance and parental leave;
  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement Research Institutions (WVOI).

JIVE is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants of any nationality/citizenship are eligible to apply.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact the HR department (hr@astron.nl). For additional enquiries please contact drs. Aukelien van den Poll (poll@jive.eu).


Applications should contain a CV including examples of previous works. Please forward application materials to hr@astron.nl, mentioning reference number JIVE2022/11. Please arrange for up to three letters of reference to be sent separately to the same address. All application materials should arrive by 1 March 2023.

All the information above is also available on the job advertisement page.