University of Southampton -Web & Internet Science

Location: Highfield Campus

Salary: £27,578 to £33,884

Full Time Fixed Term

Closing Date: Sunday 13 January 2013

Reference: 175612FP

We are seeking a talented communicator with a passion for research.

The successful applicant will investigate the policy, environment, attitudes,
use and successes of software across a wide range of research disciplines;
determine effective ways of disseminating the results of these investigations;
and then prepare communications for websites, social media, press and printed

The position requires a person with excellent communication skills, an ability
to quickly understand issues from a wide range of disciplines and a passion
for making complex issues understandable. The successful applicant will be a
lateral thinker who will relish working in an environment where their novel
ideas will be implemented.

The Software Sustainability Institute is a national facility for cultivating
world-class research through software. The Institute is based at the
universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and Southampton. It is a cross-
disciplinary organisation that has worked with research fields as diverse as
climate change and nuclear fusion.

The successful applicant will join the Institute's newly formed policy team,
and will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the long-term
direction of this national organisation.

The position will be based at the University of Southampton in the Faculty of
Physical and Applied Sciences. The salary will range from £27,578 to £33,884
dependent on experience.

For more information please contact Simon Hettrick on [log in to unmask]

The closing date for this post is 13th January 2013. Please apply online
through This should detail relevant
experience and include a full CV, together with contact details of at least
two referees. Please quote vacancy reference number
175612FP on all correspondence.

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all
sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will
not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert

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