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Subject: Marine biodiversity communication position available

scientific outreach, education and press officer for a marine biodiversity project Start date: Immediate Duration: Initially 12 months with possible extension to February 2008 Salary: €30,000 38,000 - depending on experience Position based in Dublin Closing date: December 16th 2005 Ecological Consultancy Services Limited requires a suitable person to develop outreach, educational and media related activities for the European project MarBEF. MarBEF is a European Union funded Sixth Framework network of excellence on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning with over 50 partners across Europe. For more details please see the website - www.marbef.org . The position would suit a biology or environmental sciences graduate with a broad knowledge of European marine biodiversity issues and experience and interests in scientific education, communication, science writing, and public awareness. EcoServe is a Dublin based Irish company, providing consultancy and research in marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems. Tasks include * Develop of a publication strategy for the network * Develop outreach material including: * biannual newsletters * brochures * web-based outreach and educational material * display material. * Develop a European wide network of organisations and individuals interested in marine biodiversity education and awareness * Develop communications with the European press * Travel to project meetings, workshops and conferences across Europe Required qualifications * Relevant degree or post graduate degree * 1-3 years of relevent experience * Excellent communication skills * Good writing skills * Editing experience * Relevant experience in scientific public awareness and education * Experience in communicating with the press * Ability to collate, analyse and report on scientific data * Good computer skills * Good organisational skills and ability to work on own initiative and as a team * Full clean driving licence Desired qualifications * Good knowledge of European languages How to apply Please send your CV and covering letter to: Anne O' Leary Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd Unit B19 KCR Industrial Estate Kimmage Dublin 12 Email: anne@ecoserve.ie Fax: 01-4925694 Ecological Consultancy Services Limited is an equal opportunities employer. The MARBEF network has a policy of equal opportunities employment

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