The MSCL positions itself at the interface between science, science communication practice and science communication research. At the center of its work is the topic of planetary health. The MSCL brings together communication science, practice, and planetary health researchers to create space for an experimental approach to science communication. Our research aims not only to advance the academic debate, but also to provide and develop tools and resources for evaluating science communication. In terms of transparent quality management, it is important to define clear goals and target groups in the conception and planning of science communication formats and to collect meaningful data in order to be able to validly measure and analyze effects.
Job Description: As an Evaluation Coordinator, you will be part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists working on science communication in the context of global warming, habitability change, and planetary health. You will ensure the quality of the MSCL’s experiments and studies by coordinating our summative or formative evaluation and, in some cases, planning, conducting, and evaluating them yourself. For this purpose, you will use methods of empirical social research. In addition, you will be responsible for developing standardized, ethically sound, and scalable evaluation concepts as a basis for various formats of science communication.
The scope of duties includes:
- Teaching evaluation methods to science communicators and compiling appropriate teaching and practice material for workshops.
- Guiding the whole evaluation process (planning, implementation, evaluation, publication) of science communication activities in a team with experts in science communication practice, planetary health researchers, and other science communication stakeholders.
- Coordination and implementation of the evaluation and support of the responsible persons to ensure efficient, valid, and reliable data collection.
- Evaluating the data and advising the participants on how to interpret the results.
- Cooperation with the communication science research team in further developing evaluation methods and in the scientific publication of the findings.