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Audio Visual Technician and Production Support

  1. Date: 2.6.2017
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisboa, Portugal
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Technical
  6. Application start: 2.6.2017            

  7. Champalimaud Research (CR), a basic science research programme based in the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), is seeking to fill a new position providing audio and visual technical and production support to the CR research community. The position is a part of the CR Support Units (CRSU), a group of professional staff that supports the research, education and scientific outreach efforts of the unit. This newly created full-time position will support audio and visual needs for internal and external events as well as providing audio and visual production support for CR, working closely with the Science Communication and Events teams. Candidates for this position should be meticulous, self-motivated, creative and willing to work in a dynamic research environment.

    The primary responsibilities for this position are managing the audio and visual (AV) needs of CR. These include:

    ¨ Equipment management
    ¨ Purchasing, maintenance, testing, managing repairs, and troubleshooting AV and related computer equipment;
    ¨ Setup inventory and tracking of internal use of equipment, managing equipment availability resource calendars;
    ¨ AV committee coordination including monitoring, equipment utilization, budgeting and long term planning.
    ¨ Event support: AV setup and operation for internal events including seminars, lab meetings, video conferencing, and internal science communication events.
    ¨ Production support: Audio recording, production and media management of audio files for internal use and science communication (podcasts, seminar recordings, etc);
    ¨ Video recording, production and media management for video files for internal use and science communication (videocasts, seminar videos, videos of experiments, videos for conferences, etc);
    ¨ Use, support and training for AV software (iMovie and Final Cut Pro or Premier or similar video production software; GarageBand and Logic Pro or Ableton Live or similar audio production software);
    ¨ Photography – take photos of events, CR members and groups, of spaces and equipment, edit and organize files using photography software (Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or similar).

    ~ Undergraduate degree (BSc or Lic.) in a relevant field;
    ~ Some experience in audio visual production (please submit some sample work);
    ~ Good command of written and spoken English;
    ~ Excellent organizational and time management skills;
    ~ Flexible schedule, including working occasional evenings and weekends for events.

    ~ Ability to read and write in Portuguese;
    ~ Some experience working in a research environment;
    ~ Interest in learning technology-related skills is relevant.

    Gather a brief motivation letter, a 2-page CV, and a portfolio (with examples of previous experience in production support). All files should be sent in English. Include also the names and contact information of two referees, and send everything to careers@research.fchampalimaud.org with “AVTech [your last name]” in the subject line. If you do not wish that we contact current or past employers, please state so and explain the reason in your motivation letter. Selected applicants will be called for an interview. You must be willing to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal and start up to 5 weeks after your interview date. Positions will remain open until filled. You should not expect to hear from us within the first two weeks following your application.

    About Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
    Research is at the heart of the CCU, a modern research and clinical facility situated on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal. CR comprises a team of over 300 scientists from around the world with foci in neuroscience and cancer. English is the official language of the Centre. Lisbon’s warm and sunny climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work.

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