Now Hiring: Science Communications Associate

Are you passionate about scientific research? Do you have a unique ability to distill complex ideas into engaging content? Are you ready to join a dedicated team working to leverage scientific excellence for economic impact?

“Scientific excellence is at the core of our work at Amii, and we’re excited to bring on this new role of Science Communications Associate to our already stellar team of marketing and communications professionals. It’s an opportunity to work closely with our research teams and scientists to share our leading-edge research in AI and machine learning with new audiences. I’m looking for a collaborative individual who is passionately curious about technology and scientific impact and who has a knack for bringing complex topics down to earth.

Amii is working to inspire world-changing machine intelligence for good and for all – if you’re interested in joining us on our journey, I encourage you to reach out!”

- Spencer Murray, Director of Marketing & Communications

About Amii

One of Canada’s three main institutes for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, our world-renowned researchers drive fundamental and applied research at the University of Alberta (and other academic institutions), training some of the world’s top scientific talent. Our cross-functional teams work collaboratively with Alberta-based businesses and organizations to build AI capacity and translate scientific advancement into industry adoption and economic impact.

Job Purpose & Accountabilities

Reporting to the Director, Communications and Public Relations, the Science Communications Associate executes strategies, frameworks, and plans through a variety of tactics.

Acting as a team member with a varied and powerful toolkit of skills, the Science Communications Associate is vital for the success of the accountabilities of the Marketing and Communications Team, with a dedicated focus on

  • Communicating Thought Leadership and Scientific Excellence

As part of the role, the Science Communications Associate will work to explain the latest scientific findings and discoveries, cover conferences, interview scientists, and be called upon to translate highly technical research papers into general English for mass consumption by the public. In addition, the work of the Science Communications Associate will focus on raising the public profile of Amii researchers and the science community, supporting the recruitment of researchers and students into the Alberta AI ecosystem, and proactively identifying opportunities to showcase and share the connection between real-world examples of applied AI to fundamental research.

In addition, the Science Communications Associate undertakes specific, but limited, planning and advisory roles when opportunities arise that are aligned with their skillset and growth plans.


  • 3+ years of experience in communications, marketing and, public relations or journalism
  • 2+years of hands-on experience in social media management, content management systems
  • Post-secondary degree in communications, public relations or journalism (or in other related areas with an after degree/diploma in communications, public relations or journalism)
  • Demonstrated experience in science communication translating technical knowledge into general English, or a post-secondary degree in science, technology or science communication.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of communications best practices

Attributes & Expectations

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills for effective interactions with internal departments and external stakeholders. Operates with the highest standards of integrity and trust
  • Exemplifies excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A passion for science and technology

What you'll love about us

  • A professional yet casual work environment that encourages the growth and development of your skills.
  • A chance to learn from amazing teammates who support one another to succeed.
  • Competitive compensation including paid time off and flexible health benefits.
  • A modern office located in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, then please don’t wait to apply! To apply, please send your resume and cover letter indicating why you think you'd be a fit for Amii through the listing on Indeed by July 30, 2021.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada at the time of application

Amii is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and excellent workforce.

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