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Members sought for new BGS committee

A new British Geological Survey (BGS) Science Advisory Committee is looking for members.

The role of the new committee will include advising the BGS CEO and the director of science and technology on the development and delivery of the overall science strategy for the BGS; funding and impact opportunities; and the development and implementation of a process for evaluating the quality of BGS’s research.

Skills and experience that applicants will need to demonstrate include research leadership in earth science and environmental science; strong research track record; industrial experience in geological investigation and research; and experience in the management and use of environmental science data for socio-economic benefit.

Successful applicants will be able to claim travel and subsistence expenses as well as an attendance fee of £170 (£230 for the chair) per meeting, in accordance with NERC policy.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12pm on 29 August 2018.

Interviews will be held in London on 8 and 9 October 2018, with the inaugural Science Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Friday 16 November at the BGS offices in Keyworth near Nottingham.

Under new governance and funding arrangements with UK Research & Innovation - through NERC – The BGS will able to diversify and attract more external funding.

For more information on the committee visit the BGS website.

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