Communications Manager
University of Basel

Communications Manager

(80%-100%) - Ref.: IOB091

The Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) is seeking a highly motivated Communications Manager.

IOB is a research institute combining basic and clinical research. Its mission is to drive innovations in understanding vision and its diseases and develop new therapies for vision loss. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your abilities challenged, and your knowledge expanded.

As our Communications Manager, you ensure the execution of IOB's internal and external communication strategy. You interact with key stakeholders across IOB to translate the communication needs into tailored communication plans and implement them. You liaise with relevant media and agency contacts as necessary.

Your position

  • Support initiatives and provide specialist knowledge to consistently disseminate content to the public via social media, web, press releases, interviews, events as well as other activities.
  • Revise, conceptualize and implement changes to IOB's internet presence, ensuring audience-focused information and simple maintenance
  • Implement and maintain a communication plan ensuring a steady news flow in social media and other channels
  • Answer and process media inquiries
  • Build a relationship with internal and external key stakeholders and support them in day-to-day operational communication matters
  • Conduct analyses, interpret results of communication programs, and make recommendations to establish an effective internal and external communication in line with IOB's goals
  • Plan, organize and implement public relations events or activities.

Your profile

  • University degree in communication, journalism, public relations or another relevant field, a scientific background is a plus
  • Several years of experience in communications, preferably related to science, and in utilizing various media channels
  • Digital and tech-savvy with organizational and project management skills and a precise work approach
  • Confident communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German and the ability to develop clear, concise, consistent, and engaging messaging
  • Agile, hands-on mentality, team-player

We offer you

  • A broad range of responsibilities in a dynamic and international research community in Basel
  • Opportunity to grow your expertise and strategic communication skills in a smaller-sized organization with international outreach and a startup mentality
  • IOB is an equal opportunity employer with family-friendly work policies
Application / Contact

Please submit your application on our online portal or following this link: Recruitment and selection will be done on an ongoing basis. For further information, please visit our website or reply to the confirmation mail that you will receive after your application.

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