LI-EPO - Senior Outreach Coordinator (Stationed at IUCAA)

Salary: Consolidated salary of Rs. 40,000/- p.m.

No. of Post(s): 01 (One) - Unreserved

Age Limit: 35 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms)

Duration of Contract: One Year, extendable to 3-years (Subject to availability of funds)

Qualification & Experience:
(i) Masters in Science, Education or Communication
(ii) Bachelors in Physics/Maths/Astronomy/Engineering, Computer Science or related areas from a recognised University (Ph.D. degree will carry further weightage)

Desirable:
(i) Outreach in astronomy and science popularisation
(ii) Project management and media relations
(iii) Working with the scientific community
(iii) Conducting large scale educational events
(iv) Working in government organisation

Skills (Desirable):
(i) Computer skills including office software, web development, internet based tools, social media
(ii) Proficiency in English, Hindi, Marathi for science communication
(iii) Knowledge of basic astronomy
(iv) Adaptability to urban/rural environment as required for science popularisation
(v) Proactive and social nature, efficient management skills


Job Description & Responsibilities:
Ensure promotion of LIGO-India via media, social media, newsletters as well as supervision of EPO activities near LIGO-India site
Ensure project participation in national/international exhibitions/events, supervise organisation of large-scale educational events and programmes for skill-development of engineering/science graduates
Liaise with national LISC/LI institutes and international LVK community, coordinate preparation and dissemination of press releases with national and local press adhering to community guidelines
Initiate and oversee production and distribution of resource material (posters, exhibits etc.)
Maintain documentation of EPO activities and compile reports routinely, carry out ancillary administrative procedures such as purchasing for supporting EPO activities
Provide technical support for EPO activities such as:
- Maintaining & backing up website
- Designing and modifying web pages as required
- Creating and maintaining a repository of data including regular backup of EPO material
- Monitor official email


Last Date of Application: July 05, 2023