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International Science Communication Manager (m/f/d)

Working at RISE — Join us!

We are expanding our team and looking for an International Science Communication Manager who will join us and contribute to driving new solutions for socially relevant problems forward and helping launch innovative business ideas.


Locations: Zagreb or Split

Research and Innovation Services d.o.o. (RISE) is a research and innovation-driven company committed to fostering innovation culture in the EU13 countries. We empower the innovation ecosystem by promoting scientific excellence and facilitating collaborations between research organizations, academia, and industry to create innovative solutions and enhance competitiveness. RISE provides comprehensive support for planning, initiating, and implementing international research and innovation projects. As part of our multi-layered innovation ecosystem, we work with a large number of partners from universities, research institutions, and companies worldwide. Our project portfolio, in the areas of health and climate protection, for example, covers a broad spectrum of thematic focal points and research initiatives of varying technology/market maturity. RISE’s commitment to excellence encompasses every aspect of our work, from research and innovation support to intellectual property management.

Become a member of our communications team and make an important contribution to driving new solutions for socially relevant problems forward and helping launch innovative business ideas.


  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing communication and marketing measures for multiple R&I projects and thematic project portfolios
  • Preparing and adapting research and innovation topics for the broader public
  • Creating and revising text material/content, primarily in English (e.g., web content, print material, audio-visual material)
  • Supporting the development of corporate identity and corporate design concepts for European/international initiatives and projects
  • Communicating with relevant target groups (including strategic stakeholder management, social media management, and supporting press and media work)
  • Liaising with associations and interest groups, e.g., in the health sector
  • Developing and implementing RISE corporate communications measures


  • Very good command of Croatian and English, including excellent text comprehension, a good ‘feel’ for languages, and convincing presentation skills
  • Academic degree, for instance, in communications, language studies or Business studies with a focus on marketing or similar is an advantage
  • Professional experience in public relations/marketing or science communication, ideally in an agency or association, is desirable
  • Work experience in the context of international projects is a bonus


  • Communication allrounder with a sound general education level and an interest in scientific and economic topics
  • Strong communicative and conceptual skills
  • Customer- and goal-oriented thinking, as well as an engaging and professional manner when communicating with external partners; good negotiation skills
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly and to work independently, in a structured manner and attentive to detail
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Keen to travel

YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Our various communication projects offer challenging tasks where professional experience is a plus. However, they are also attractive opportunities for graduates.


  • An open, friendly and inspiring working environment in the field of research & innovation as part of a committed team
  • Competitive salary and attractive benefits such as Multisport card, additional health insurance after 1 year of employment, holiday and Christmas bonus
  • Flexible working hours, part-time options, and the option to work from home
  • Training opportunities and team events

YOUR APPLICATION: Have we caught your interest? We are looking forward to hearing from you! For us to consider your application, we ask you to submit the following in a single PDF file: curriculum vitae, references, and further diplomas or certificates. Name the e-mail subject: COMMUNICATION MANAGER – RISE – Zagreb/Split (please state your preferred work location – Zagreb or Split).

Send your application by e-mail until 21 June 2024 to:

For specific questions, please address them exclusively in writing to: