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Communications Consultant for the Quadram Institute

20 August 2018

It is critical to our success that all key stakeholders are made aware of the purpose and vision of the QI via an intense campaign through autumn/winter 2018/19 followed by a longer-term continuous communication plan for the next four years. 
Working with our Communications Team, it is estimated that this project will require a commitment of 1-2 days per week for approximately four months starting in late September. 


The Quadram Institute is a new £multi-million state-of-the-art food and health research and endoscopy centre that will open in late 2018. It will be at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and healthy ageing.


Quadram Institute will be engaged in fundamental and translational research, alongside clinical studies and one of Europe’s largest endoscopy centres, all under one roof. It will work with industry to become a leading international hub for food and health science, combining scientific excellence and clinical expertise, to deliver better patient care whilst accelerating innovation.

The Quadram Institute (QI) will open following the relocation into the new building of Quadram Institute Biosciences (QIB), the former Institute of Food Research, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals’ endoscopy department and a new Clinical Research Facility.

QIB must complete the transition from an organisation working in food research to a biomedical-based operation at the interface between food and medicine. This means working with a new industry sector and establishing networks with new academic collaborators. QI and QIB also needs to be able to attract top talent from around the world.

QIB wishes to ensure that there is a well-developed communication strategy for QI and QIB and a delivery plan for 2018/19 that optimises the opportunities afforded by the opening of the new building and the new scientific strategy. It is critical to our success that all key stakeholders are made aware of the purpose and vision of the QI via an intense campaign through autumn/winter 2018/19 followed by a longer-term continuous communication plan for the next four years.

Our Requirements:

During this intense period QIB needs the support of a strategic communications consultant who is experienced in the biomedical sector. The focus of this project will be to help develop and deliver an innovative communications strategy to enable QI and QIB to achieve its vision. This strategy will need to meet with the approval of QIB and the QI partners and be supported by QIB’s scientists. 

Working with QIB’s Communications Team, it is estimated that this project will require a commitment of 1-2 days per week for approximately four months starting in September.

For further information or to arrange a discussion please contact:
Mrs Julia Best, 01603 255119,Julia.best@quadram.ac.uk


The closing date for applications is Friday 7th September 2018.