Open position for a Science Communicator to join the VPHi communication team in Bologna

Application deadline: ASAP

The Virtual Physiological Human Institute, in short VPH Institute, is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in Belgium, whose mission is to ensure that the Virtual Physiological Human is fully realised, universally adopted, and effectively used both in research and clinic. The Virtual Physiological Human (VPH), also identified with the word “in silico medicine”, is the field that uses patient-specific computer modeling and simulation to assist and improve all aspects of healthcare, ranging from prevention, over diagnosis and prognostic assessment to treatment, including the design and development of biomedical products.

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Over the coming 2.5 years, the VPHi will take the lead in building an ecosystem for digital twins in healthcare by actively engaging with all stakeholders (industry, regulators, healthcare professionals, patients), contributing to relevant regulatory guidances and policies, developing a roadmap towards the integrated human digital twin and compiling a compendium of online training materials. In order to develop the stakeholder outreach activities and training offer, we are looking for a motivated science communicator to join our team in Bologna. We offer a very dynamic work environment in an international setting at the forefront of in silico medicine. After a period of training, you will be expected to contribute to and possibly take the lead in the development of one or more of the aforementioned activities – always in concertation with the rest of the team.

Main duties:

  • Translate scientific advancement in laymen terms for communication to stakeholders using a variety of platforms and media
  • Co-design communication campaigns targeting different (non-scientific) audiences
  • Work with scientists to develop training materials for different stakeholders


  • Master Degree (As this position requires aptitudes in both communication and science at the interface between engineering and the life sciences, we seek either someone with a degree in communication and a proven interest in science communication OR someone with a scientific background (biomedical engineering, digital health, computer modeling) and a proven interest in communication.)
  • Highly desired: expertise in science communication

Required skills:

  • professional English,
  • highly independent,
  • being able to work in an international environment and to interact with different stakeholders

Salary: up to 50k p.a. depending on experience – the contract will be on consultancy basis

Application deadline: as soon as possible

How to apply:

Send a CV, cover letter (detailing your relevant experience) and contact details of 2 references to Martina Contin ( and Liesbet Geris ( using ‘VPHi communication vacancy’ as title of the email.


If you are intrigued by this topic, but would like to use your technical skills in translational in silico medicine, check out our other vacancies for scientific collaborators

Date: 14/10/2022 | Tag: | News: 1370 of 1391
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