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ICG SEPnet Outreach Officer

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth in collaboration with the South East Physics Network (SEPNet) intends to appoint an astronomy outreach officer. A PhD and relevant experience is required. The post is initially for 6 months with an extension depending on further funding, starting as soon as possible, ideally by mid-July 2012. The successful candidate will work on developing and implementing astronomy based outreach content to support the outreach goals of ICG and SEPNet. This may include developing content for and using (1) The SEPNet Astrodomes, and (2) Zooteach and Galaxy Zoo Interactive (new tools for using Galaxy Zoo and other Zooniverse projects in the classroom). In addition the candidate will help in the tracking of impact via public engagement, and in the running of major public engagement events. There will be a large amount of travelling and evening work, occasional weekend work and the possibility of travel away from home involving overnight stay(s). A CRB check and a driving licence will be required. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Karen Masters (Karen.Masters@port.ac.uk), or by calling +44 (0)23 9284 3137 Applications (an application form, CV, the names of 2 referees together with supporting material showing an example of an outreach activity planned by the candidate, or a proposed lesson plan using Galaxy Zoo as a basis) should be sent by email to jobs@port.ac.uk and copied to icg-admin@port.ac.uk. Applications should be received by 12 Noon on Friday 29 June 2012. Late applications may be considered until the post has been filled. For more details see [http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/research/vacancytitle,157072,en.html here]