Research Communications Group Member

What You'll Do: 

As a member of the Research Communications Group, you will be:

  • Reading through research papers and writing short, simple summaries that we can use in communications with our community
  • Writing other small pieces, such as entries to the glossary of research terms on our website.
  • Meeting with other members of the group and the MDUK Research team annually to share ideas on how we can best communicate research developments to people living with muscle-wasting conditions
     

Time commitment:
We expect each member of the group to write 3-4 summaries or other small pieces per year. This can be done at times that suit you. There will also be one annual meeting via video call.

Why You'll Love It: 

It's a great opportunity to gain valuable experience communicating complex scientific concepts to those living with a muscle-wasting condition, as well as to our supporters and wider audience. You'll be helping individuals and families affected by neuromuscular conditions understand the latest developments in research into their condition, providing much needed hope for the future. 

What You'll Learn: 

You'll learn much about current research into neuromuscular conditions, and how best to communicate this to a lay audience. You'll be supported throughout by our Research team. 

What We're Looking For: 

Volunteers will need a biological sciences or medical research background - this would ideally be at Masters level but our priority is that you are able to understand and explain scientific research papers. Other than that, we're looking for people with a passion for communicating science to a lay audience and an interest in the work of MDUK!

Summary
Volunteering
Writer
Disability
Health
London
United Kingdom
0 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Research
Written Communication
Communication
Skills you should possess: 
Research
Advanced
Science
Advanced
Languages you should know: 
English
Native or bilingual
Relevant interests: 
Charity / Nonprofit
Research
Requirements: 
Over 18 years old
Phone Interview
These documents must be completed: 

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