Research Assistant/Scientific Writer [Temporary Cover]

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

Applications are invited for a scientific writer to provide temporary assistance to an Academic with writing journals, proof reading draft reports and papers, formatting documents and turning sketches into figures for papers or PowerPoint presentations.

Candidates should have a degree in a scientific subject (preferably, in physics, chemistry or materials science), a flair for creating scientific prose and excellent communication skills. A track record in publishing or journalistic writing would be an advantage.

The position is available on a temporary basis until 31st January 2024, but may be extended. We also welcome applications from candidates looking to work less than full time.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Please quote reference KA39499 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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