Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most pressing global issues of our time with increased political support and attention worldwide. As such, AMR must be approached using the One Health model that encompasses animal, environment, and human health dimensions.
The Canadian Anti-infective Innovation Network (CAIN) is a grassroots organization representing researchers in Canada working to address the AMR crisis.
The AMR Network project
AMR is inherently complicated to operationalize as it is beyond the reach of any existing science-based entity, government portfolio, or social organization. The goal of project is to address this coordination gap by identifying sustainable, effective model(s) for a pan-Canadian AMR Network.
CAIN and the AMR Network project are looking to hire a communications expert that will support the marketing and communications efforts of these projects.
In accordance with the AMR Network project mandate, the Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) at McMaster University is seeking a highly motivated and self-directed individual to work collaboratively with the project directors to:
Create, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive communications strategy for the AMR Network that both promotes its strategic goals and raises its national profile. Define the project stakeholders and populate a stakeholder registry / distribution list Develop and maintain an engaging project website that securely supports stakeholder communication and the internal management of their various projects Track stakeholder connections via Salesforce (a client relationship management tool) Draft and distribute regular project updates with stakeholders Set up and manage social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn) Create and distribute regular Newsletters and post them to the website Create and distribute stakeholder surveys Consult on marketing materials and other visualizations (i.e. graphics, infographics) on an adhoc basis Remain current on AMR regulations and legislations, guidelines, and research objectives Remain current with frequent developments in social media platforms, technology, and trends in the communication field Assist with multiple writing projects and related duties as required. Conduct database and web searches to locate documents and articles that can be used for reference in marketing tools Simplify complex scientific material for dissemination to broad audiences Provide recommendations on the future development of the AMR Network’s communication strategy, structure, function, and activity
Qualifications: Minimum, an undergraduate degree in a scientific discipline, Master’s preferred Experience in writing and editing of scientific documents Minimum, 3 years of research experience in a similar role preferred Experience with various social media platforms and proficient in website management and online analytics
Assets: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally, visually, and in writing Ability to manage time and multiple projects efficiently.