One cell at a time: Bringing together communities, patients and researchers to build the Human Cell Atlas
The Human Cell Atlas (HCA) is a pioneering, multidisciplinary global research project that aims to map the function of all 37 trillion cells in the human body, paving the way for new understanding and treatment of disease. This international consortium involves over 1,000 researchers from over 50 countries.
The Public Engagement project aims to improve the value and trust people place in research, with a consequent impact on public willingness to donate tissue for research and share their data. It will also help identify areas of unmet need that the HCA could tackle. The project is entitled “One cell at a time: Bringing together communities, patients and researchers to build the Human Cell Atlas” and aims to explore fundamental questions embedded within the HCA research. These questions include “What is it to be normal?” and “What influences peoples’ value and trust in research involving tissue donation and open access data?”
Situated at the nexus of art and science, the project provides a powerful opportunity to catalyze new thinking, knowledge and ways of working between artists, scientists and diverse communities located across four areas of England: Newcastle, London, Cambridge, Oxford, between October 2020 and December 2021.
Role: Freelance Community Engagement Producer, Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract: Part-time freelance contract
Timescale: 1 October 2020 – 31 December 2021 (the start date may be subject to change due to COVID-19)
We anticipate that some travel will be required to locations within Newcastle, particularly areas like North Shields to meet with relevant community partners.
Reporting to: The role will report to the HCA Public Engagement Project Manager, Suzy O’Hara who is responsible for the curation, development and delivery of the project.
Deadline: Friday 14 August 2020, 12pm.
How to apply: If you would like to apply, please contact Suzy O’Hara on firstname.lastname@example.org for a full application pack.