EPSRC is looking for theme experts to join its Strategic Advisory Teams

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EPSRC is seeking applications from industrialists, academics and individuals working in the third sector and government organisations to join Strategic Advisory Teams (SATs), across the range of EPSRC's Themes.

We are looking for suitable individuals to guide and advise as theme experts across a range of EPSRC's current key themes. We seek the widest participation: you can be full-time or part-time, on sabbatical or a career break, academic or researcher, based in academe, industry, the third sector or government organisation. You will not be required to act as representative of your own organisation but rather as someone with an expert command of a particular theme that is free of bias.

Strategic Advisory Teams provide Theme Leaders at EPSRC with strategic advice to help develop their theme. The Energy Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC) and the Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board (PAB) have the same role for the cross-Research Council Programmes. SATs operate flexibly, and draw on a range of perspectives from across our key stakeholder groups.

This year, we have also added a new way to become a SAT member if you are from a business, industry, the third sector or government organisation and your role is focused on the managing the use of academic research to deliver innovation, economic growth or societal change. You will be applying to be a general member on a SAT rather than to a particular subject specific vacancy and as a result the process will have a slightly different set of requirements under the role and person specification.

Further information and terms of reference can be found on the EPSRC website. Further information on the Energy SAC and the Digital Economy PAB can be found on the UK Research and Innovation website.

Please visit the Strategic Advisory Boards Membership page for further information on vacancies and how to apply. The closing date is 01 July 2016.