SCIENCE COMMUNICATION OFFICER

Catalyze   Amsterdam-Duivendrecht   University   Fulltime
For more than 10 years we have been changing the world for the better, by supporting innovative life sciences academics and entrepreneurs in Healthcare, Biotechnology, and Agri, Food and Bioeconomy to reach their full potential. Catalyze is an international market leader in obtaining funding for innovative companies and leading researchers for their ambitious R&D projects, from pre-clinical research up to clinical stage development and market entry. In addition, Catalyze provides strategic and business consulting to companies (start-up, small and medium-sized (SMEs), research institutions, and (start-up) campuses, empowering their research and innovation. Catalyze helps their clients to speed up, remain focused, get financed, create value and make impact.
Driven by the motto "for entrepreneurs by intrapreneurs", Catalyze values a commercial and collaborative mindset. This means that we regard our clients as co-development partners and that we approach the stakeholders within our projects with positivity and transparency. We pride ourselves for our dedication, characterized by a supportive and service-oriented point of view. We foster a can-do mentality and think in opportunities and challenges. Catalyze values team players that show initiative, creativity and ownership. To expand our Project Management team we are looking for a:


Science Communication Officer
(as part of the Project Management and Science Communication Department)


What are you going to do:
We are looking for a Science Communicator!
The Project Management department within Catalyze is a fast-growing department with a large and diverse portfolio of EU projects. We manage, monitor and provide expertise to our clients and ensure projects achieve maximum success and make impact. Alongside our Project Management service, we deliver Science Communication and EU Dissemination services to our clients, focusing on communication, stakeholder engagement and dissemination of key project results. The Science Communication Officer is a role in a growing unit within the Project Management department. We currently support and work with multiple EU consortia as well as patient organizations and life science SMEs.
The main objective of the Science Communication Officer is to deliver on the Science Communication & EU Dissemination management for the Project Management team’s portfolio of research projects. Furthermore you will support on the communication and engagement strategies for patient organizations. The current portfolio is mostly funded by the European Commission and made up of projects from the Horizon2020 Program.
As Science Communication Officer you are responsible supporting a range of EU funded projects as well as patient organizations and form the central point of contact for these clients’ science communication activities. You will work closely with other Science Communication specialists and Strategy Innovation consultants in delivering the communication, dissemination and engagement activities.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Setting up and executing communication,dissemination and engagement strategies for EU projects and patient organizations.
  • Developing and implementing content strategies
  • Managing newsletters and writing copy for quarterly newsletters
  • Developing, managing and writing copy for websites
  • Developing posts, visuals and videos for social media
  • Coordinating communication updates and meetings
  • Working with project managers on internal and external communication materials
  • Assisting project managers in project management activities


The projects for which Catalyze carries out the science communication and EU dissemination activities are all of a biomedical, life science and / or biotechnology and sustainability nature. Knowledge of this (or a similar) fields is therefore an absolute advantage. All European subsidy projects, in which Catalyze plays a role, are state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary (universities, SMEs and research organizations) and contribute to innovation in healthcare and life science at an international level.

Main Activities:
  • To research, write and edit engaging copy for a range of EU projects - including project websites, publications, newsletters and social media channels that engage a range of different stakeholders
  • To keep in close touch with developments within specific projects, and propose and research ideas for news stories, features and case studies
  • To create engaging animations and infographics and lead on animation design for new and existing projects – involving patients and stakeholders (i.e., health care professionals, KOLs, and policy makers, etc.) from the start
  • To develop strong working relationships with internal and external partners
  • Recruit, manage and lead project specific Patient Advisory Board or End-User Advisory Boards and perform secretariat functions when necessary
  • Monitor and keep abreast of major health, policy and practice developments, debates and issues relevant to specific EU projects in your portfolio and the positions taken by other organisations/commentators



Requirements / profile
  • Masters Degree in Science Communication (with a focus on life sciences / green and sustainable innovation/ bio medical sciences / health sciences).
  • Experience with delivery of science communication and / or patient engagement is desirable.
  • Experience with science writing and editing for different stakeholders
  • Communication experience including producing marketing and website material and managing social media accounts.
  • Demonstrable ability to understand new areas of scientific research in a short time frame
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A good team player.
  • A good networker.


What can you expect from Catalyze
  • A professional and dynamic organization
  • Possibility to travel internationally for the projects
  • Space for independence, entrepreneurship, development and growth
  • A young and enthusiastic team
  • A competitive salary with good working conditions
  • Prospects of permanent employment
  • Work from home allowance



At Catalyze, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally protected characteristic.

How to apply for this career opportunity?
We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates by submitting your application by using our Online Application Form. For questions and more information about the SCIENCE COMMUNICATION OFFICER vacancy, please contact Wijna Bekker (International Recruiter) on phone number 020-7234452.

Company Policy

Our organization focuses on enabling innovative medical technologies and is committed to improving overall health. For this reason, our organization is pro-vaccination regarding Covid-19.

At Catalyze, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally protected characteristic.


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Catalyze
Joop Geesinkweg 167 1114 AB  Amsterdam-Duivendrecht
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International Recruiter
Wijna Bekker
020-7234452