Research Strategy & Communication Officer position available at the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget), Milan, Italy

Research Strategy and Communication Officer (SR-Tiget, Milan)

A Research Strategy and Communication Officer position is available at the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget), Milan, Italy.

The Institute. SR-Tiget is a joint venture between the Ospedale San Raffaele (OSR) and Fondazione Telethon, founded in 1996 with the mission to perform cutting-edge research on gene and cell therapy and translate its results into therapeutic advances for rare genetic diseases. The Institute is located within the OSR campus, which includes a large multi-disciplinary research hospital, a biomedical research center, a university and also hosts several biotechnologies companies. SR-Tiget has gained worldwide recognition as a leading center of excellence in the field of cell and gene therapy, and has implemented several successful gene therapy clinical trials, which have already treated >120 patients and led to the filing and approval of 2 novel advanced therapy medicines.

The position. The Research Strategy and Communication Office supports the SR-Tiget Director in a variety of strategic and operational activities, including strategic planning, reporting, internal and external communication. The Research Strategy and Communication Officer, reporting to the Research Strategy and Communication Manager, will provide highly organized and efficient support to the Office operations with a specific focus on the production of scientific content and documents, and organization of scientific events.

Main tasks

  • -  Collecting and compiling information and data on SR-Tiget scientific activities and achievements, as a basis for the production of accurate and engaging content

  • -  Contributing to and supporting the production of SR-Tiget institutional documents and reports, including annual reports, strategic plan and others

  • -  Drafting and finalizing communication material for a variety of audiences and channels (i.e. presentations, leaflets, brochure, webpages, newsletter, induction manual)

  • -  Liaising with the Fondazione Telethon and OSR Communication departments to ensure accuracy of scientific editorial content and effective sharing of information

  • -  Drafting and editing internal procedures and institutional research policies

  • -  Writing reports and minutes of internal and external meetings as required

  • -  Supporting the drafting of non-scientific sections of institutional grant applications

  • -  Following scientific developments at SR-Tiget and networking with staff, particularly in the area of

    Experimental Research

  • -  Supporting the organization of institutional Retreats, Scientific Advisory Board meetings, scientific

    training events and other scientific meetings

    Qualifications and skills

  • -  PhD in life sciences and experience in research

  • -  Experience in research-related project management, science management or scientific communication

    is a strong plus

  • -  Excellent writing skills with ability to quickly synthesize complex concepts and communicate them

    effectively to different target audiences

Via Olgettina, 60 20132 Milano, Italia - Tel. 02 26 431 - -

  • -  An excellent command of spoken and written English is necessary

  • -  Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (the candidate is expected to be an advanced user

    of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint). Knowledge of data visualization software is an asset.


  • -  Can-do attitude and willingness to learn new things

  • -  Demonstrated ability to work with flexibility, efficiency and diplomacy both individually and as part of a

    complex team effort

  • -  Ability to work effectively to deadlines, prioritize and establish effective workflows to streamline


  • -  Excellent analytical skills and strong attention to detail

    We offer

    • -  A dynamic environment and a chance to give a contribution to an Institute leader in the field of innovative therapies

    • -  Training opportunities

    • -  Salary and contract depending on qualifications and experience

      Applications, including a CV and a cover letter clearly explaining the interest and motivation for the position, should be sent by e-mail to Aida Paniccia ( Evaluation of applications/interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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