A cool job has come up with TechNyou for those wanting to see a bit of rural Australia and get into some public engagement work


Communication and outreach officer – 3 positions

Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute / TechNyou
Faculty of Science

Salary: $59,954 - $68,259 p.a. (pro rata) plus 9% superannuation

We are seeking three highly motivated and enthusiastic science communicators to serve as a Communications and Outreach Officers (COO) to engage rural Australia on the science and applications of emerging technologies.

You will work with the manager of TechNyou and relevant Bio21 staff to develop and deliver interactive and engaging presentations and outreach programs in line with the TechNyou communications and outreach strategy. The outreach activities will focus on secondary teachers and students, and community groups, though other opportunities to engage with the general public will be considered. Applicants must have experience in education and outreach activities and be able to effectively develop and deliver appropriate programs.

Three positions are available, one for each state: NSW, WA and QLD. The positions are externally funded with a specific purpose to deliver on the objectives of the TechNyou program. Appropriate travel funding is attached to the position.

Close date: 28 November 2012

Position description, selection criteria can be downloaded from here






Jason Major




1800 631 276

03 903 58904

Twitter: @technyou

Facebook: www.facebook/talkingtechnology


Location: Bio21 Institute, 30 Flemington Road, Parkville, 3010

Postal: PO Box 4455, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3052