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Current opportunities to join an advisory committee, panel or network.

UKRI Talent Panel College (TPC)

Closing date
8 February 2023 4:00pm UK time
Time commitment
Up to 4 days of meetings (2 days per sift panel, 2 days per interview panel) per funding round, if your expertise is required
Remuneration
£160 per day plus any travel and subsistence incurred for panel attendance
Outcomes communicated date
Mid-February 2023

We are looking for business panel members who are industry-leading experts in their fields, to join the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Talent Panel College.

Panel assessment of applications is a cornerstone of UKRI peer review. As we are seeking to fund more researchers and innovators based in business, we are also looking to grow our pool of members from the industrial sectors to support our panel assessment process.

Our business panel members are often leaders in their sectors, having developed new innovations, processes or research projects, and are often based in organisations within the UK’s innovation ecosystem.

UKRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee

Closing date
12 February 2023
Number of positions
3
Length of term
3 years
Time commitment
Attendance of 2 meetings per year plus a time commitment of 3 to 5 days per year to complete and review supporting paperwork between each meeting
Remuneration
Please note this is not a salaried position, although reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be paid in accordance with the UKRI travel and subsistence policy.
Interview date
To be confirmed
Outcomes communicated date
March 2023

UKRI is seeking up to 3 members from across UKRI’s stakeholder groups to join the Infrastructure Advisory Committee which provides advice and guidance on long term infrastructure investment priorities and prioritisation of investments.

We are seeking senior level expert members with a strong interest and experience in research and innovation infrastructure planning or delivery, deep expertise in their professional area, and an ability to think strategically beyond their discipline.

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a background in arts and social sciences, innovation, international infrastructure prioritisation, or those from groups currently under-represented at senior levels in the research and innovation community.


Applied Global Health Research Board Chair

Closing date
12 January 2023 4:00pm UK time
Number of positions
1
Length of term
2 years
Time commitment
2 days per week
Remuneration
Board chairs will receive an annual stipend and their employer will be remunerated in recognition of the time spent on MRC business.

Travel and subsistence expenses (including family care costs) will be reimbursed.

Interview date
End of February 2023
Outcomes communicated date
March 2023

We are looking for a chair of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Applied Global Health Research Board.

Candidates should have experience of leading a major research portfolio or equivalent and be proven strategic thinkers. They will have a track record of top-quality research in an area of science relevant to the research board’s remit. They should have substantial experience of conducting research in a low or middle income country.


EPSRC representative to the CECAM council

Closing date
10 January 2023 4pm UK time
Number of positions
1
Length of term
5 years
Time commitment
2 days per quarter
Remuneration
£160 per day, travel and subsistence as appropriate
Outcomes communicated date
After January 2023

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is inviting applications to become the EPSRC academic representative to the council for Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM). We are looking for an expert in computational physical sciences.

CECAM is a pan-European organisation based in Lausanne and focused on the promotion of cross-disciplinary advanced computational methods and their applications.

The EPSRC CECAM representative provides UK representation to the council and works with EPSRC portfolio managers to publicise opportunities arising from CECAM activities within the UK.


Expanding Excellence in England (E3) independent assessment panel

Closing date
3 January 2023 12:00 midday UK time
Number of positions
6
Length of term
2 panel meetings in 2023
Time commitment
Maximum of 6 days
Remuneration
£170 per day
Outcomes communicated date
Early February 2023

Research England is seeking applications for expert panel members for its E3 fund’s independent assessment panel.

Panel members will advise on funding decisions arising from the second round of E3 funding (academic year 2024 to 2025 to academic year 2028 to 2029). They will consider the submission criteria and evidence required, making funding recommendations to Research England’s Executive Chair.

We aim to secure panel members with a diverse range of experiences and expertise that provide a comprehensive range of knowledge to support funding recommendations. We actively welcome and encourage applications from under-represented groups.


NERC Future Leaders Council chair and members

Closing date
16 December 2022 11:55pm UK time
Number of positions
8 including a chair
Length of term
2 years with an option to extend for 1 year
Time commitment
The chair should allow up to 20 days per year
Members should allow 5 to 10 days per year
Remuneration
The chair will receive £230 per meeting and up to 2 days preparation time per meeting
Members will receive £200 per meeting and 1 day preparation time per meeting
Travel and subsistence as appropriate
Interview date
27 February 2023 (chair)
7 to 9 March 2023 (members)
Outcomes communicated date
The chair will be informed in early March 2023 and members after mid-March 2023 with a start date of April 2023 and the first meeting on 22 May 2023

The Future Leaders Council (FLC) will advise and inform the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) executive. It will enhance the advice provided by NERC Council, while also offering the opportunity for future leaders to gain committee member experience in a complex organisation.

The FLC will have a specific remit to advise NERC on the following areas:

  • digital
  • sustainability
  • public engagement
  • diversity and inclusion
  • wider strategic questions

We are seeking individuals who have experience and skills related to those specific areas, noting that previous experience of advisory or governance bodies is not a requirement.


BBSRC People and Talent Strategy Advisory Panel: chair vacancy

Closing date
8 December 2022 4pm UK time
Number of positions
1
Length of term
3 years standard term (initially 1 year, extended to a full term if mutually agreed).

The term can be extended further in exceptional circumstances, up to a maximum of 6 years.

Time commitment
Maximum 10 to 12 days per year (generally less).

Including at least 2 strategy advisory panel meetings per year of 1 to 2 days each, with a maximum of 5 to 6 days for preparation, and a maximum of 5 to 6 days for additional responsibilities (ad hoc strategic advice for UKRI and BBSRC, attendance for the UKRI Talent and Skills Advisory Group and the BBSRC annual strategic workshop).

Remuneration
Travel and subsistence will be paid, along with an attendance fee per meeting.
Outcomes communicated date
Late March 2023

We are inviting expressions of interest to join the People and Talent Strategy Advisory Panel as a chair.

BBSRC’s Strategy Advisory Panels play a key role in delivering BBSRC’s mission. The panels provide expert input and advice that:

  • helps shape and develop our strategy
  • ensures that our investment decisions are supported by expert knowledge and insight from members of the scientific research and innovation community, including those with broad experience between and across disciplines

The panels are made up of 6 to 8 members, supplemented as appropriate with additional invited experts according to business need.

We aim to better reflect the diversity and experience across the breadth of the bioscience community, spanning academia, industry and policy.


BBSRC Strategy Advisory Panels: member vacancies

Closing date
8 December 2022 4pm UK time
Number of positions
2 for Bioscience for Advanced Manufacturing and Clean Growth Strategy Advisory Panel
1 for Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health Strategy Advisory Panel
Length of term
Standard term length is 3 years (1 year in the first instance with an anticipated extension if mutually 3 years standard term (initially 1 year, extended to a full term if mutually agreed).

The term can be extended further in exceptional circumstances, up to a maximum of 6 years.

Time commitment
Maximum 10 to 12 days per year (generally less).

Including at least 2 strategy advisory panel meetings per year of 1 to 2 days each, with a maximum of 5 to 6 days for preparation, and a maximum of 5 to 6 days for additional responsibilities (ad hoc strategic advice for UKRI and BBSRC).

Remuneration
Travel and subsistence will be paid, along with an attendance fee per meeting.
Outcomes communicated date
Late March 2023

For this opportunity, we are inviting expressions of interest to join a Strategy Advisory Panel as a member for:

  • Bioscience for Advanced Manufacturing and Clean Growth
  • Bioscience for an Integrated Understanding of Health

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) Strategy Advisory Panels play a key role in delivering BBSRC’s mission. The panels provide expert input and advice that:

  • helps shape and develop our strategy
  • ensures that our investment decisions are supported by expert knowledge and insight from members of the scientific research and innovation community, including those with broad experience between and across disciplines

The panels are made up of 6 to 8 members, supplemented as appropriate with additional invited experts according to business need.

We aim to better reflect the diversity and experience across the breadth of the bioscience community, spanning academia, industry and policy.


Museums, Galleries and Collections Fund review 2023 panel

Closing date
28 November 2022 12:00 midday UK time
Number of positions
6
Length of term
1 year (course of the review)
Time commitment
6 days
Remuneration
£170 per day
Interview date
No interviews will be conducted. Panel members will be selected from the applications received
Outcomes communicated date
January 2023

Higher education museums and galleries funding supports universities with:

  • museums
  • galleries
  • collections

The fund provides support to universities for additional costs incurred by making these important resources available to the wider research community.

These museums and galleries provide distinctive benefits to the sector nationally and deliver world-leading or internationally excellent research outcomes.

This fund will be reviewed in 2023. The review will set priorities and future funding levels for the new 5-year funding period beginning in August 2024 to July 2025. Higher education museums, galleries and collections in England will be invited to apply for funding for this 5-year period.


UKRI NICER Programme: Strategic Advisory Group membership vacancies

Closing date
27 July 2022 at 4pm UK time
Outcomes communicated
End of August 2022
Time commitment
3 meetings per year (half day), occasional contact between for specific topics or issues, opportunity to be voluntarily involved in sub groups (for example, monitoring and evaluation steering group)
Number of positions
12
Length of service
Until end of programme, December 2024

We are seeking applications from industrialists, academics, and individuals working in third sector and government organisations to join the Strategic Advisory Group for the UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) programme, a 4-year, £30 million investment.

We are looking for individuals, with experience relevant to research or implementation of circular economy principals to guide and advise as theme or subject experts. The group is to have representation and expertise from across the breadth of UKRI remit.


People and Talent Strategy Advisory Panel (PAT SAP) Researcher Subgroup vacancies

Closing date
25 July 2022 5pm UK time
Time commitment
4 meetings per year plus reading time, attend PAT SAP group as needed
Number of positions
5
Length of service
1 year minimum, 3 years maximum

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are looking to appoint members to the People and Talent Strategy Advisory Panel (PAT SAP) Researcher Subgroup.

The subgroup is an excellent opportunity for those interested in:

  • providing strategic and scientific advice to influence future funding calls and other BBSRC activities
  • benefitting the researcher community by helping shape BBSRC strategy for researchers
  • providing a representative voice for researcher communities generally, as well as within your scientific field, sector or organisation
  • gaining experience for your own career development, particularly in communication, negotiation and persuasion
  • being an ambassador for BBSRC amongst your organisation and colleagues
  • gaining insight into BBSRC’s ways of working through first-hand experience

BBSRC welcome applications from researchers across the community, but we particularly welcome applications from men as well as researchers working in industry and BBSRC strategically funded institutes, due to their current underrepresentation on the panel.


NERC UK Geoenergy Observatories Project Science Advisory Group (GSAG)

Closing date
7 June 2022 4pm UK time
Outcomes communicated
27 June 2022
Time commitment
2 to 4 meetings per year, plus reading time
Number of positions
Up to 5
Length of service
15 months for the first term

Applications are sought from individuals with any expertise relevant to the facility, but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in:

  • geothermal energy
  • heat networks, geophysics (specifically near-surface imaging and groundwater systems)
  • data management
  • subsurface fluid flow

NERC invites applications from any sector including academia, policy, regulation and industry.


BBSRC Pool of Experts and Follow-on Fund Committee

Closing date
25 May 2022, 4pm UK time
Outcomes communicated
Mid December 2022
Time commitment
Up to 3 meetings per year for the Pool of Experts and up to 2 meetings per year for the Follow-on Fund Committee
Number of positions
100 for the Pool of Experts and 6 for the Follow-on Fund Committee
Length of service
Up to 3 years
Member induction and training
January or February 2023 (to be confirmed)

Members of our Pool of Experts and Follow-on Fund Committee provide expert knowledge and insight to ensure that we invest in important and high-quality research, innovation and training in the biosciences.

Through these roles, members also gain insight into the future direction of bioscience research and innovation.

As part of this programme, we aspire to better reflect the diversity and experience across the breadth of the bioscience community, spanning academia, industry and policy.

Travel and subsistence will be paid for both committees, along with an attendance fee of £170 per meeting.


NERC Digital Research Infrastructure Investment Board (DRIIB)

Closing date
25 April 2022, 4pm UK time
Panel and interview date
Week commencing 16 May 2022
Time commitment
2 to 4 meetings per year, plus reading time
Number of positions
4
Length of service
3 years
Start date
Late May 2022

DRIIB is a new governance group of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It provides the NERC Executive with independent advice and recommendations on the strategic direction and investments associated with NERC’s digital research infrastructure portfolio.

NERC is currently seeking applicants with scientific, technical and digital infrastructure expertise to join DRIIB.


Early Career Researcher Forum

Closing date
N/A – always open
Time commitment
Up to the individual
Number of positions
Unlimited

Our Early Career Researcher Forum will allow you to connect with other researchers and have your say on what matters to you.

By joining, you will become part of a community that:

  • lets you input into UKRI’s strategy, policy development and decision making
  • connects you with UKRI and our partners
  • allows you to interact and build relationships with your peers, connecting you with people from a diverse range of backgrounds

Last updated: 24 January 2023

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