Opportunity to join the Science Committee

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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).

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.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found in the application pack below.

Link to application pack (PDF, 169KB)

Link to application form (Word, 89KB)

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.


If you are interested in applying and have any questions, please contact:

Gemma Davies
Science Committee Secretariat Officer
01793 411742

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