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Research Communications Group Member

Are you passionate about communicating science? Do you have scientific research experience? We are currently looking for volunteers to join our Research Communications Group to help us raise awareness of the importance of ongoing research and clinical trials for muscle wasting conditions.

Why volunteer?

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

Time commitment:
We expect each member of the group to write 2-3 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 and email to