Science Communication & Training Technical Officer / Researcher


The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) is looking for candidates who can support its strategic activities related to integrated data science and collaborative, integrated modeling on the semantic web. The selected candidates will contribute to the ARIES (ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services) project powered by the k.LAB software stack, a semantic web infrastructure that uses artificial intelligence to build computational solutions to environment, policy and sustainability problems.

Excellent science needs excellent design. As such, we are seeking for a creative communication and training officer (predoctoral or postdoctoral) position specialized in content strategy, branded entertainment and creation of new generation formats. A figure that deals with the conception, development and management of communication and training products. The candidate collaborates in defining the content strategy, monitoring and improving the results and performance of individual packages.


Key responsibilities:

  • Analysis, research and benchmarking activities;
  • Creation and evolution of editorial plans;
  • Text editing of various types;
  • Creation of project presentations;
  • Creation of briefs and editorial guidelines;
  • Coordination and supervision of video editing;
  • Coordination and supervision during video productions;
  • Planning and coordination of live productions and coverage of events;
  • Meetings and discussions with software users;
  • Management of ARIES and IM social networks and websites.

Main requirements:

  • The applicant must have a degree in journalism, communication, digital humanities or other fields of relevance to the research in progress. A very strong background in science communication and familiarity with innovative storytelling methods.
  • Ability to interpret users’ requests with respect to the research community of reference, knowing how to identify trends and best practices and translating them into projects and creative proposals;
  • Curiosity, constantly updated with the state of the art of editorial content, television formats and digital communications campaigns and in the evolution of social media and online trends;
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills and formalization of a creative idea together with attention to details, and precision in project review;
  • Aptitude for problem solving and constructive dialogue with colleagues and software users; professional attitude to represent the project in different areas; enthusiasm, desire to learn and to get involved in the project vision;
  • In-depth knowledge of social media in the professional field;
  • New Data and Science Visualization Skills (interactive Scientific Posters, amimations, infographics, digital artworks, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Linux/Windows/Apple OS operating systems and productivity tools; Familiarity with WordPress or other content management systems; Familiarity with the MOOC building process; Knowledge of light production tools (e.g. smartphone / DLR camera); knowledge of Photoshop / Illustrator; knowledge of video post-production softwares.


What we offer:

  • A labour contract in line with the candidate’s skills and experiences, including full social benefits.
  • A stimulating work environment in the context of the innovative Integrated Modelling research line within BC3.
  • 30 days of vacations per year beyond festivities.
  • Flexible working hours and partial teleworking.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • The thriving urban environment of Bilbao and the spectacular nature of the Basque Country.


Term of contract

1 year with option to renew upon mutual satisfaction


The position will carry competitive salary, matching the academic and professional profile of the applicant, and excellent work conditions.


Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Biscay (Spain).

As a HR Excellence awarded institution, BC3 is committed to conciliate research-academic requirements and family duties. BC3 is particularly concerned with creating equality opportunities for women and men. Women with relevant qualifications are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter, in English, by electronic mail to us ( noting in the subject of the message “Science Communication & Training”.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Ferdinando Villa (, and Stefano Balbi ( All information received during this process will be handled confidentially.


February 17, 2020

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