Policy Officer Placement 2021
This is an exciting new opportunity to join the established Policy Team at the Wellcome Sanger Institute as a Policy Officer.
About the role
As Policy Officer you will support and assist the work of the Wellcome Sanger Institute Policy team on projects relating to the Institute’s missions to use genomes and biodata to improve global health.
You will provide support that will include coordinating projects and the opportunity to lead small scale projects, writing policy positions, preparing recommendations and responding to inquiries and consultations, scoping, research, evidence gathering, and event organisation.
A particular focus of the role will be supporting the newly initiated project on Research Culture.
You will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the Policy Team’s work and participate in a range of activities.
This position would be ideally suited for recent graduates and recent MSc or PhD graduates. We welcome applications from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and those with a strong interest in science and society
- Demonstrable interest in, and understanding of, science policy
- Demonstrable understanding of the role of science and evidence within policy
- Graduate qualification, preferably in science or equivalent experience
- Excellent written and oral communication and reporting skills
- Good analytical and critical thinking abilities
- Experience or awareness of ethical and policy issues arising from genomics
- Confident and enthusiastic presenter
COVID-19 notice: People remain at the centre of everything that we do, and that includes our response to COVID-19. The Wellcome Genome Campus is closed to all but essential functions and facilities. Our Campus Incident Management Team are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and advice from PHE and central government.
We are conducting all interviews virtually until further notice. You will be provided with further details at interview selection and should expect to be fully supported through this process. Thank you for your understanding during this time.
Successful candidates should expect to be fully supported through remote on-boarding and working from home until the Campus re-opens to all staff. This approach may vary for individuals located overseas and/or where a visa is required and starting will be based on a number of factors, we will be able to provide specialist advice to those affected candidates.
Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role using the criteria set out above and in the job description.