Career profile: engagement officer

In this career profile, Sam describes their role as a Community Engagement Officer. This is one of a series of career profiles exploring lots of different jobs in genomics.

About me:

Name: Sam Shingles

Job title: Science Engagement Officer (Public and Communities)

What do I do: I work with communities across the UK, sharing and discussing innovative research with the public through various events and activities.


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Skills I use in my job:


Facilitating discussions about genomics and listening to lots different perspectives.


Working as part of a team to deliver fun and engaging events and activities for our various audiences.

Problem solving

No day is ever the same and so being able to think of solutions quickly and adapt is always important.


Speaking to lots of different audiences about genomics.

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