It's a great opportunity to gain valuable experience communicating complex scientific concepts to those living with a muscle-wasting condition, as well as to our supporters and wider audience. Whether you are a PhD student looking to build experience in scientific communications, or if you have a scientific background and are passionate about communicating new research developments, we encourage you to apply.
As a member of the Research Communications Group, you will be:
- Reading through research papers and writing short, simple summaries that we can use in communications with our community
- Writing other small pieces, such as entries to the glossary of research terms on our website.
- Meeting with other members of the group and the MDUK Research team annually to share ideas on how we can best communicate research developments to people living with muscle-wasting conditions
We expect each member of the group to write 3-4 summaries or other small pieces per year. This can be done at times that suit you. There will also be one annual meeting via video call.
Your skills and experience:
Volunteers will need a biological sciences or medical research background - this would ideally be at Masters level but our priority is that you are able to understand and explain scientific research papers. Other than that, we're looking for people with a passion for communicating science to a lay audience and an interest in the work of MDUK!
In order to apply, please fill out this application form.