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Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of the most amazing and versatile substances available to mankind. It is the lightest and thinnest compound known, yet remarkably strong, transparent, yet electrically conducting and impermeable to even the smallest molecules. The largest EU research initiative ever, the Graphene Flagship, led by Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden was started to coordinate the research and innovation around this substance. Its task? Bring academic and industrial researchers together in order to take graphene from the realm of academia to European society in the space of ten years, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities.

Our communications officer is moving on and we need to replace her. The person we are looking for is excellent with words, graphics and media, self-driven and eager. You must have very good language skills, excellent written English is compulsory, and additional languages appreciated. Previous experience from similar positions is a must, since you will be in charge of communications strategies, handling press inquiries, upholding our brand profile etc. The work is sometimes hectic, so you need to be able to perform under pressure.

Among the tasks are:
- Channel responsibility for external web, press contacts, and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo etc.)
- Developing and maintaining the brand profile, including graphics, templates and so on
- Developing, updating and enforcing the communications strategy
- Tools responsibility for newsletters, image database, media monitoring, Google Analytics
- Co-editing the external and internal websites in SharePoint
- Co-developing the intranet together with SharePoint expert and management team
- Collaborate with the dissemination team of the Graphene Flagship in Gothenburg and Cambridge, UK
- Authoring press releases as well as internal and external news items

Job description and position summary
This is a full-time position (100%) which starts with a six months’ probation period. Expected start time as soon as possible. The position is placed at the Department of Physics, at Campus Johanneberg. Some travel within Europe is expected.

The successful applicant holds a degree in communications or similar, with several years of experience in leading roles in communication. Well-documented knowledge of English is essential. Strong experience working with creative and media agencies and skills within social media are necessary. Previous experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is desirable.

You have a professional, service-minded conduct and work in a structured manner, with the ability to prioritise and plan your own work and keep deadlines. As a person you are positive, responsible and self-motivating. You must be outgoing and easy to collaborate with, since much of the work is carried out in close collaboration with colleagues and partners in the Flagship and Chalmers.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure 
The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20170660 and be attached as PDF files, as below:


Personal letter

• 1-2 pages 

Other documents (optional): 
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two r eferences that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview. 

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 31st of January 2018

For questions, please contact:
Katarina Boustedt
+46 31 772 32 15

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!