NERC – the Natural Environment Research Council – is the driving force of investment in environmental science in the UK. NERC advances the frontier of environmental science by commissioning new research, infrastructure and training that delivers valuable scientific breakthroughs. We do this because understanding our changing planet is vital for our wellbeing and economic prosperity. NERC is part of UK Research & Innovation (https://www.ukri.org/). UKRI aims to maximise the contribution of each of its component parts, working individually and collectively.
UKRI-NERC invites applications from across the NERC science remit to join its Science Committee. Science Committee members should have a broad strategic perspective and expertise to support the development and delivery of the UKRI-NERC strategic priorities, investments and policies. Science Committee is the key source of advice to the UKRI-NERC Executive and Council on science related issues.
This is a great opportunity to develop and apply your skills and experience to support an excellent and sustainable UK environmental science community that seizes opportunities in UKRI and international contexts and provides recommendations for new NERC investment.
NERC is looking to appoint four members with research experience (as set out in the person specification section in the application pack, link below).
The appointment is for a period of two years in the first instance, with a possible two-year extension subject to annual performance review.
The closing date for the receipt of all applications is 16:00 on 25 September 2020.
The shortlisting is scheduled to take place 22 October 2020
The interviews will be held on 10 & 11 November 2020
The successful candidates will be expected to attend their first meeting on 3 & 4 February 2021.
Details of how to apply (including the application form which must be completed) can be found on the vacancies page via the weblink below.
The total time commitment for Science Committee members is expected to be up to 20 days pa. An attendance allowance of £170 per day (if eligible) together with reasonable travel and subsistence costs will be paid.
UKRI-NERC is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all. Applications from women, those with a disability, members of minority ethnic groups, and groups currently under-represented at senior levels in the research and innovation community, are therefore especially encouraged.
Please ensure you have visited the above vacancies page. If you have any questions, please contact:
Governance Manager; Science Committee
- Experience Level Manager
- Twitter Handle @NERCscience