Retina International: Science Communications Officer

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Retina International

Science Communications Officer

Retina International is seeking a highly motivated professional to join our Dublin based team. This post holder must have a passion for science communications and will play a key role in supporting the implementation of the organisation’s engagement strategies which will contribute to the achievement of Retina International’s strategic goals: Educate, Participate, Innovate.

About Retina International

Retina International is a global umbrella organisation for patient-led charities and foundations who support research into rare, genetically inherited and age-related retinal conditions. RI believes that education leading to participation is a key driver in successful innovation.

Role Overview

Employment Type: One-year full time contract
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Salary: Competitive

Main duties:

  • Develop and disseminate communications materials such as newsletters, surveys, press releases, blog posts, publications, web pages and scientific literature
  • Contribute to in-house production of multimedia content: podcasts, webinars, graphics, infographics, video clips
  • Plan and conduct interviews with industry professionals to aid in content development
  • Manage Retina International social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) by regularly collecting and analysing performance, developing and implementing a social media strategy, and posting and sharing social media content
  • Contribute to the delivery and promotion of capacity-building and educational resources and events, including webinars
  • Manage the Retina International websites, suggesting communications improvements accordingly
  • Manage and update content on Retina International websites, in line with WCAG 2.1 guidelines
  • Represent RI when required at international conferences and events.

Person specification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Communications, Health Promotion or related field
  • Experience running social media accounts in a professional capacity
  • Familiarity with software and platforms such as MS Office, WordPress, Canva, MailChimp, YouTube, Survey Monkey
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and tact
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (native or near-native speaker); a second language is an asset.
  • Ability to manage online meetings and webinars via platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom
  • Skilled multi-tasker who values high-quality delivery of outputs
  • Team player with strong multicultural skills; experience working in an NGO or membership organisation is an asset.
  • Interest in and understanding of the mission and values of Retina International

Retina International offers:

  • The opportunity to work in an international environment with a dynamic team
  • An interesting role that intersects international policy, cutting-edge research, and patient engagement
  • Hybrid working model
  • Competitive salary

To apply:

Closing date for applications is Friday, September 30th. To apply, please email CV and cover letter to Ms. Fiona Waters, Education & Engagement Manager –

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
21st Sep, 2022
Expiry Date
30th Sep, 2022