Recruitment of EPSRC Science, Engineering and Technology Board (SETB)

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EPSRC are recruiting members to the new Science, Engineering and Technology Board (SETB). SETB will use scientific and technological insight to identify and champion bold new research challenges at the cutting edge of engineering and physical sciences for future investment. EPSRC is recruiting up to ten members in this exercise, applications are encouraged from across EPSRC’s stakeholder groups including academia, business and the third sector to encourage a diverse mix of individuals and backgrounds, to provide advice and guidance on the scientific, engineering, and technology aspects of the portfolio.

Responsibilities of the Board will include:

  • providing advice and scientific guidance to the EPSRC Executive regarding critical mass investments such as, Centres of Excellence and Institutes
  • maintaining an overview of and contributing to the pipeline of ideas to identify strategic opportunities for additional funding streams
  • working with EPSRC Executive and other EPSRC advisory bodies to make the case for fundamental, discovery research, helping to identify and publicise scientific breakthroughs in the engineering and physical sciences domain

Formal SETB meetings take place up to four times a year. In addition, the SETB works flexibly with EPSRC throughout the year to provide advice as requested by the Executive. It is expected that SETB members will need to commit between 4 and 10 days to SETB work per year. Every effort will be made to support remote participation to SETB activities where appropriate, and to take into account part-time working.

EPSRC has developed guidelines to highlight the support available to researchers with caring responsibilities. Members are paid a fee for each activity they are involved with and, when attending physical meetings, are reimbursed for travel and subsistence expenses.

For further information please see the vacancies webpage.