Outreach Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to lead our outreach efforts. 

As Reactome Outreach Coordinator, you will lead our community outreach activities, strengthening existing collaborations and developing initiatives to foster new ones. Working with the software and curatorial teams, you will coordinate Reactome communications, including conference presentations, workshops, scientific and lay papers, and social media. You will develop education and training materials for in person and online learning and will contribute to the documentation on the Reactome web site.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other communication opportunities
  • Planning and delivering training workshops on Reactome web interface, tools and application programming interfaces (APIs) and their use in large-scale data analysis. This responsibility will involve multiple public presentations per year as well as international travel
  • Promotion of Reactome and communication of Reactome news through social media channels like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook
  • Creating and maintaining documentation and e-learning materials on our advanced tools and APIs, and their application in bioinformatic analysis
  • Direct support via email and tracker of user queries on using our APIs and advanced tools
  • Direct interaction with our development teams to fix bugs identified by users and find solutions to user problems
  • Supporting usability testing of tools and APIs

Required Qualifications:

We are seeking a self-reliant, resourceful team player comfortable with multitasking who is open to cooperation and collaboration both within our group and in the larger bioinformatics community.

  • You have a Master’s or PhD degree or equivalent experience in life sciences, preferably in bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer research or a related field
  • In addition to your academic training, you have at least 2 years of relevant job experience related to bioinformatics, pathway databases, analysis of biological data sets or similar. Knowledge of cancer genomics is helpful but not required
  • Significant experience in teaching, training, public outreach, online help and/or event planning events is essential
  • You should be comfortable speaking persuasively to large audiences as well as conducting teaching and tutorials in small group settings, both online and in person
  • You have excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal, to facilitate effective communications with other team members and to communicate with external collaborators and users

Working hours can be negotiated to fit the needs of the applicant and the project. A part-time renewable contract or full-time permanent position can be considered, or a Professional Services Agreement for those candidates out of province.

To apply, please see the full posting here.

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