NERC recruitment

Chair of NERC's Science and Innovation Strategy Board

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is seeking to appoint a new Chair of its Science and Innovation Strategy Board (SISB), to commence from April 2012, and is inviting applications from interested parties.

SISB is the key source of advice to Council on science and innovation matters. It is responsible, amongst other things, for:

  •     developing NERC's integrated science strategy
  •     advising on the balance of the science portfolio
  •     advising on the strategic priority of funding new programmes and initiatives
  •     assessing and advising on what is going on in UK environmental science, including research and training opportunities, challenges, monitoring and survey, managing scientific data and making the most of our research and training investments

Further information and an application pack are available on the NERC website

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th February 2012 and interviews will be held in London on 7th and 9th March 2012.

NERC/DEFRA Policy placement secondment opportunity

Applications are invited for a new 18 months, part time (25-30%), policy placement secondment opportunity to work with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on its Atmosphere and Local Environment Programme (ALE) in London.  
This secondment is offered as part of NERC's policy placement fellowship scheme which allows researchers and other staff involved in environmental science research to work closely with policy-makers within government and other public and third sector organisations in the UK.
The purpose of this policy placement is to provide a technical lead for air quality modelling.  The Atmosphere and Local Environment (ALE) Programme in Defra has recently undertaken a review of it atmospheric modelling portfolio lead by an independent steering group. Building on the recommendations from the review, Defra is now developing a strategy for atmospheric modelling. The strategy will ensure future evidence needs for policy development are met through activities which will need implementing and managing in the short, medium and long term.
Further details are available on the NERC website
Please see “fellowship placement current opportunities” PDF

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 08 February 2012.


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