Call for Applications and Nominations to STFC's Science Board, Committees and Peer Review Panels, 2019

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Every year, a number of vacancies become available on STFC's advisory bodies and peer review panels. These bodies perform a vital function for STFC, providing advice and guidance that aids our strategic direction and supports our decision-making processes.

Members of our advisory bodies and panels have the opportunity to influence STFC’s strategy, policies, and funding decisions, as well as guiding STFC to most effectively develop the societal impact of our investments and best support our research and innovation communities. Members will also expand their professional networks and explore a wide range of challenges related to investment in UK science and engineering.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunities, in line with our diversity and inclusion strategy. As part of our commitment to increasing our diversity of panel membership, we aspire to improve the gender balance of our panels to at least 30%, or more, of female membership. Therefore, applications from women, those with a disability, or members of minority ethnic groups are especially welcome.

We are also highlighting the opportunity for early career candidates to apply to fill certain vacancies. This has been clearly indicated in the text for specific panels. We believe this will further help us improve the diversity of membership. As general guidance, an early career researcher will have completed their highest level of academic qualification within the last ten years (not including any career breaks).

STFC is committed to the principles of fair and transparent decision-making. Appointments to our boards, committees and panels will be assessed via an appropriate review process, according to the requirements listed by each programme area that focus on an applicant’s qualifications, skills, experiences, behaviours, and personal characteristics.

We are seeking applications from academic, industrial and ‘third sector’ communities relevant to STFC’s grant programmes, and from the communities supported by STFC facilities. Submissions from scientists who are STFC employees are also welcome. Irrespective of career stage, members of STFC advisory panels and peer review bodies are expected to have in-depth knowledge of their disciplinary remits, a clear track record of achievement, and a good understanding of the wider UK and international context in their field.

This is an annual call and, as a result, membership may commence at different times. For all committees, members will be appointed for three years unless otherwise stated. Please note, you can make a self-application or can be nominated by someone. If nominating, please ensure that the nominee is aware of, and agrees to, the nomination.

Nomination / application form is available here

The closing date is Tuesday 30 April 2019.

If you require any further information, please contact Natalia Sengkudduvan.

Additional information

We are committed to help you with the application and appointment processes, and have tried to make the information clear and accessible. Therefore, please view our Handbook for members of STFC's advisory bodies which will help you to understand our expectations of a panel member. The handbook also includes useful information on other topics such as equality and diversity, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and our policy on travel, subsistence and meeting fees.

We will be grateful to hear your feedback and ideas. Please send your comments on the membership call application process to Natalia Sengkudduvan.

Full list of all STFC panels which have available vacancies in the 2019 call

The Advisory Panel for Public Engagement
Astronomy Grants Panel (AGP)

Computing Advisory Panel
DiRAC Oversight Committee
DiRAC RAC (Resource Allocation Committee)
Education, Training and Careers Committee (ETCC)
Fellowships Panel
Industry and Business Partnership Board
Industrial CASE Studentships Panel
Innovation Board
Innovation Partnership Scheme Panel
ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Facility Access Panels (FAPs)
Life Sciences and Soft Materials Advisory Panel
Nuclear Physics Advisory Panel
Particle Astrophysics Advisory Panel
Particle Physics Advisory Panel (PPAP)
Particle Physics Grants Panel Theory and Experiment (PPGP)
Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel
Projects Peer Review Panel
Solar System Advisory Panel
e-MERLIN Steering Committee
UK ALMA Oversight Committee
Science Board

Sub-set of panels with vacancies suitable for early career applicants:

The Advisory Panel for Public Engagement
Astronomy Grants Panel (AGP)
Computing Advisory Panel
DiRAC RAC (Resource Allocation Committee)
Life Sciences and Soft Materials Advisory Panel
Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel

Sub-set of panels with vacancies suitable for applicants from industry

The Advisory Panel for Public Engagement
Computing Advisory Panel
DiRAC Oversight Committee
DiRAC RAC (Resource Allocation Committee)
Education, Training and Careers Committee (ETCC)
Industry and Business Partnership Board
Industrial CASE Studentships Panel
Innovation Board
Innovation Partnership Scheme Panel
Life Sciences and Soft Materials Advisory Panel
Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel
Projects Peer Review Panel

Available vacancies on the STFC panels in 2019:

The Advisory Panel for Public Engagement

The Panel provides advice to Council and the STFC Executive on strategy, policies and programme balance for public engagement with STFC's science and technology, and provides new ideas for programme development. The work of the Panel covers the full STFC public engagement programme, delivered between STFC’s national laboratories and the Council’s head office in Swindon.

This year, there are two vacancies on the Panel. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates working in industry, science centres, policy bodies, professional societies, or from non-STFC research laboratories and institutes. We welcome applications from candidates across all career stages, subject to demonstration of the required expertise.

Members of the Advisory Panel for Public Engagement should demonstrate expertise in the strategy, planning, delivery, and evaluation of a range of public engagement programmes. Members with appropriate public engagement experience are welcomed from all disciplinary backgrounds, but will understand the UK landscape of public engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Panel operates via facilitated group working and problem-solving so enthusiasm for, and experience of, such methods is desirable.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunities. Appointments to the Advisory Panel are made on merit. However, we are keen to maintain diversity in its membership. Applications from women, those with a disability or members of minority ethnic groups are therefore especially welcome. We will use diversity of membership as part of our selection criteria where we have two or more candidates that are equally qualified / appointable.

Membership will begin at the October 2019 meeting of the Advisory Panel, and appointments will initially be for 3 years. The Panel meets twice a year, usually in May and October, and meetings are typically two days long including an overnight stay at venues across the UK.

The Astronomy Grants Panel (AGP)

The Astronomy Grants Panel (AGP) comprises of 4 sub panels: Astronomy Observation and Astronomy Theory covering observation, theory, modelling, simulation and related software development, experiment and new technology research relevant to all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics beyond the solar system.

Solar Studies and Planetary Studies covering observation, theory, modelling, simulation and related software development, experiment and new technology research, relevant to all aspects of solar system science.

Vacancies are likely to arise in the next 12 months with appointments usually commencing in January. Appointments are initially for 1 year although are expected to be extended for a further 2 years. We welcome applications from candidates across all career stages, subject to demonstration of the required expertise.

The Astronomy Grants Panel - Astronomy Observation (AO) and Astronomy Theory (AT) subpanels

These sub panels cover all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics beyond the solar system. Applicants should have technical, subject-specific knowledge and expertise in following areas:

  • Stellar physics, including star formation and extra-solar planetary systems (studies of the sun as part of a programme of stellar physics may fit here)
  • Studies of transient phenomena
  • The interstellar medium and galactic astronomy
  • Extra-galactic astronomy and cosmology
  • The astrophysical aspects of particle astrophysics, including dark matter, cosmic rays and gravity
  • Blue skies technology/instrumentation development applicable to the above areas
  • Laboratory astrophysics, including software development, relevant to the above programmes.
  • Technology expertise in the above areas.

The Astronomy Grants Panel - Solar Studies (SS) and Planetary Studies (PS) subpanels

These sub panels cover theory, including modelling, simulation and related software development, observation, experiment and new technology research, relevant to all aspects of solar system science.

Applicants should have technical, subject-specific knowledge and expertise in following areas:

  • Solar physics and heliospherics
  • Space-based terrestrial magnetospheric science and fundamental space plasma
  • physics (excluding the impact on the Earth's neutral atmosphere)
  • Planetary science, including atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres of the solar system bodies other than the Earth
  • Studies of other solar system bodies including comets, asteroids, meteorites, etc.
  • Laboratory studies of solar system material such as meteorites, returned samples, solar system analogues and related software development
  • Blue skies technology/instrumentation development applicable to the above areas.
  • Technology expertise in the above areas.

Computing Advisory Panel

There are currently three vacancies available on the Computing Advisory Panel. The Committee will meet as needed, but at least twice a year. Each member will be appointed for one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal. Membership will begin in April 2019.

The purpose of the Computing Advisory Panel (CAP) is to advise the STFC Executive on the strategy for, and management of, provision for computing resources (including data handling, data storage, software and hard provisions, skills, and developments in high performance and high throughput computing) in support of programmes either funded or delivered by STFC.

The main duties of the Computing Advisory Panel will be to provide advice on:

The existing status of, and future requirements in, computing resources for the science communities and programme supported by STFC:

  • Future STFC computational strategy
  • Strategies to coordinate scientific computing provision across STFC, and for coordinating e-science and HPC developments with the other UK Research Councils and other relevant national and international activities
  • The development of STFC’s requirements for next generation computing facilities
  • Priorities for funding to support the highest quality, high impact programmes
  • Provide appropriate inputs to the STFC’s agreed programme priorities through the STFC programmatic review process or undertake other reviews, as required.

Opportunities for dissemination and synergies with other programmes.

Nominations are invited across all areas of Computing Science. Prior experience of working on similar panels is desirable. However, we welcome early career academics, providing they can demonstrate suitable expertise. Members of the CAP should demonstrate expertise in Computational Science.

DiRAC Oversight Committee

The role of the DiRAC Oversight Committee is to advise STFC on how best to ensure that the Facility delivers appropriate computing support to the STFC research community, and delivers the approved science programme in the most effective and timely fashion.

The Committee is independent of the DiRAC Facility Collaboration and internal arrangements for the ongoing management of the project. The Committee has no managerial responsibility within the project and is not part of the internal management structure. The Committee is expected to monitor the project in sufficient detail to enable STFC to intervene if necessary and to recommend an appropriate course of action that STFC, or the project itself needs to take. The Committee receives written input at each of its meetings from the DiRAC Collaboration.

There is one vacancy available on the DiRAC Oversight Committee. The candidate for this post requires to have the project management and technology industry expertise.

The members of the DiRAC Oversight Committee are required to:

  • Attend meetings of the Oversight Committee at least twice each year
  • Monitor and comment on the progress and control of the DiRAC HPC facility within the agreed budget and time scales. This will include oversight of infrastructure procurement as and when necessary
  • Receive and examine reports from the DiRAC Project Board on progress and technical developments
  • Report to STFC on any material change in scope proposed by the Facility
  • Report to STFC on any other issues that may materially affect the ability of the Facility to realise its scientific aims
  • Identify issues pertinent to the success of the Facility and recommend appropriate high-level action
  • Report on progress in meeting objectives to the STFC Executive and, where appropriate, to the Computing Advisory Panel.

DiRAC RAC (Resource Allocation Committee)

DiRAC is the integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modelling and HPC-based research in particle physics, and astrophysics, cosmology, and nuclear physics, all areas in which the UK is world-leading. DiRAC RAC makes an annual Call for Proposals to gain time on DiRAC, the Resource Allocation Committee (RAC) was established by the STFC to review proposals and oversee time allocation. The RAC has two sub-panels, one for Particle Physics & Nuclear Physics and one for Astronomy and Cosmology, each of which consider the proposals within their respective remits.

There is one vacancy available on the DiRAC RAC – Particle Physics / Nuclear Theory Sub-Panel. Membership will begin on 01 October 2019 for three years.

Nominations are invited across all areas of Particle Physics & Nuclear Physics for the Particle Physics/Nuclear Theory Sub-Panel only. Prior experience of working on similar panels and expertise in Lattice QCD is desirable. However, we welcome early career academics, providing they can demonstrate suitable expertise.

The DiRAC RAC will:

  • Assess applications for time allocations on the DiRAC facility, taking appropriate account of advice from external reviewers, and make recommendations to the STFC Executive
  • Aim to achieve the optimal use of DiRAC resources, taking into account the RAC assessment criteria, STFC strategic priorities and the need to balance resources across the different science areas, and the technical capabilities of the machines
  • Advise the STFC Executive on any issues related to DiRAC resource allocation policy and practice.

Members of the DiRAC RAC should demonstrate expertise in Astronomy, Cosmology, Particle Physics and Nuclear Theory.

Education, Training and Careers Committee (ETCC)

The Committee provides advice to the STFC Council and the STFC Executive on strategy, policies and programme balance for all aspects of education and training relevant to the STFC core programme including; Studentships, Fellowships, equality issues and career development of early career researchers. The Committee oversees the allocation of STFC doctoral training partnership studentships, the peer review and award of fellowships and industrial CASE studentships and the quality of training provided by these programmes. The Committee meets three times a year and members usually serve on the Fellowships panel at some point during their term.

We particularly welcome applications in the areas of astronomy and particle physics and from industry.

There are three vacancies available on the Education, Training and Careers Committee. Membership would begin in September 2019, with appointments for three years.

The committee members are required to:

  • Demonstrate expertise in the strategy, policies, and programme balance, including evaluation of education, training and career development of the STFC core programmes
  • Adhere and contribute to Equality Impact Assessments of STFC policies and procedures, STFC equality and diversity strategy, including identifying barriers, finding solutions to broaden and maintain inclusion of underrepresented groups in STFC activities
  • Participate in statistical monitoring and highlight any equality issues amongst underrepresented groups, including those who received allocated funding if required
  • Understand the current national and international aspects of education, training and career development in STEM and relevant programmes to the STFC
  • Comment on and/or make recommendations regarding any policies on Education, Training and Careers
  • Participate in peer review of Studentship and Fellowship awards.
  • Desirable skills include team-working: understanding and applying effective communication to problem-solving, listening; participating and balancing views, arguments, and interests of other participants, providing constructive resolutions; to be able to acknowledge contributions and suggestions of others
  • Liaise with other panel members or advisory panels if / when appropriate

Prior experience of similar panel work is desirable.

The Fellowships Panel

The Fellowships Panel oversees the peer review of applications for STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships. Members will be expected to take part in the peer review of the applications and be available for one sifting meeting. A sub-group of the membership is also required the for fellowship applicant interviews.

Vacancies on the Fellowships Panel are likely to arise in the next 12 months with appointments usually commencing in September 2019. Appointments are initially for 1 year although are expected to be extended for a further two years. We welcome applications from candidates from all of the STFC core areas, subject to demonstration of the required expertise.

The panel members are required to:

  • Understand the current national and international aspects of education, training and career development in STEM and relevant programmes to the STFC
  • Oversee and participate in the peer review of Fellowships
  • Liaise with other panel members when appropriate
  • Desirable skills include team-working: understanding and applying effective communication to problem-solving, listening; participating and balancing views, arguments, and interests of other participants, providing constructive resolutions; to be able to acknowledge contributions and suggestions of others
  • Be skilled in interviewing.

Prior experience of similar panel work is desirable.

Industrial CASE Studentships Panel

The Education, Training and Careers Committee oversees the peer review of applications for STFC Industrial CASE studentships. Panel members assess the applications on an annual basis.

Vacancies on the Industrial CASE Studentships Panel are likely to arise in the next 12 months with appointments usually commencing in August 2019. Appointments are initially for 1 year although are expected to be extended for a further two years. We welcome applications from candidates from all of the STFC core areas, including academia, technology, innovations, and industry, subject to demonstration of the required expertise.

The panel members are required to:

  • Understand the current national and international aspects of education, training and career development in STEM and relevant programmes to the STFC
  • Oversee, comment on and/or make recommendations regarding the peer review of applications for STFC Industrial CASE studentships.
  • Desirable skills include team-working: understanding and applying effective communication to problem-solving, listening; participating and balancing views, arguments, and interests of other participants, providing constructive resolutions; to be able to acknowledge contributions and suggestions of others
  • Liaise with other panel members when appropriate.

Prior experience of similar panel work is desirable.

Innovation Partnership Scheme Panel

The STFC Programmes Directorate runs a range of funding schemes supporting the commercialisation of STFC funded science. The Innovations Partnership Scheme (IPS) has three main strands:

IPS is designed to transfer technology and expertise developed through STFC funding to the marketplace in partnership with industry and other academic disciplines. IPS projects can run from one to a maximum of three years.

Follow on Funding is intended to provide financial support, at the very early or pre-seed stage of supporting proof of concept following on from STFC funded research, and last for a maximum of one year.

IPS fellows are engaged in developing an institution’s capacity for knowledge exchange and commercialisation from STFC-funded research lasting four years.

Further information on the schemes can be found through the STFC website.

There are currently three vacancies, for those with industrial or governmental experience, available to become a panel member on IPS. The duration of the membership is for three years.

If you are interested in applying to become a panel member please follow this link

Innovation Board

The newly launched Innovation Board is looking to recruit advisory panel members. There are up to eight independent, non-executive positions available. Applications are invited from candidates with substantial experience of research led, or industry led innovation and delivering new business derived at the intersection of academia and industry.

The Innovation Board has its own application and selection process. The call applications for this board will be opened on 28 February 2019. The closing date is midnight GMT Sunday 31st March 2019.

Industry and Business Partnership Board

The newly launched Industry & Business Partnership Board is looking to recruit advisory panel members. The Industry and Business Partnership Board aims to bring together leaders of major partners in industry to build and further strengthen the connections of STFC to businesses. Industry led, it will provide advice to STFC on growing and enhancing the industrial research use of the facilities.

There are up to ten vacancies available with the term of membership for two years commencing June 2019. The Industry and Business Partnership Board has its own application and selection process. The call applications for this board is opened now. The closing date is midnight GMT Sunday 07 April 2019.

ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Facility Access Panels (FAPs)

ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Facility Access Panels (FAPs) have their own selection process. More information and the online form to apply to be in the pool from which FAP members are selected can be found at the ISIS facility access panels page. There are current vacancies across all nine FAPs, and the closing date to submit the FAP member form is 13 March 2019.

Life Sciences and Soft Materials Advisory Panel

The purpose of the Facility Advisory Panels is to provide a link between Science Board and the community, and represent the needs of the community to STFC. There are two advisory panels in the facilities area, the other being the Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel.
Call for nominations

STFC is looking to recruit panel members for the Life Sciences and Soft Materials Advisory Panel. There are up to five vacancies. The term of membership would be for three years commencing 1 September 2019. There is a minimum of one panel meeting each year.

Nominations are encouraged from members of the life sciences and soft materials community who can demonstrate the following:

  • Familiarity with STFC’s national and international facilities (CLF, Diamond Light Source, ELI, ESRF, ESS, ILL, ISIS, XFEL) in the context of the life sciences and soft materials subject area
  • Ideally a user of more than one facility and capable of maintaining a broad vision across all STFC facilities
  • The ability to think strategically about long-term facility needs.

Nominees can be:

  • From either academia or industry
  • From any career stage, including early career
  • From across the life sciences and soft materials community, but we are particularly keen to recruit representatives in the area of neutron research.

Nuclear Physics Advisory Panel

The panel also covers: technology development, theory, high performance computing, and data curation issues within its area.

There are 2 vacancies available with the membership start in mid-2019, with appointments for three years. Note that we aim to keep the call broad and will hold good candidates for a period for 12 months until an appropriate vacancy arises e.g. an applicant might be perfect except someone is already on the panel from their institution or with their expertise.

Nominations are invited across all areas of nuclear physics but we would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in nuclear structure. Prior experience of working on similar panels is desirable but not essential.

Members of the NPAP should demonstrate expertise in the strategy, planning, and evaluation of research programmes, and understand the UK and international landscape of nuclear physics. They should have significant technical and subject-specific knowledge in their area of research.

Particle Astrophysics Advisory Panel

The STFC Advisory Panels report to Science Board, providing a route for consultation and interaction with the community, whilst representing the needs of the community to STFC.

There are three vacancies available. Membership will begin from mid-2019, with appointments for three years.

Members of the PAAP should demonstrate expertise in the strategy, planning, and evaluation of research programmes, and understand the UK and international landscape of particle physics. They should have significant technical and subject-specific knowledge in their area of research.

Nominations are invited across all areas of particle astrophysics. Prior experience of working on similar panels is desirable but not essential.

Particle Physics Advisory Panel (PPAP)

The STFC Advisory Panels report to Science Board, providing a route for consultation and interaction with the community. The panels draft and maintain a roadmap describing current and future research opportunities in their areas and provide input to strategic reviews when required.

There are currently three vacancies available. Membership will begin in October 2019, with appointments for three years.

Nominations are invited across all areas of particle physics but we would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in energy frontier and neutrinos. Prior experience of working on similar panels is desirable.

Members of the PPAP should demonstrate expertise in the strategy, planning, and evaluation of research programmes, and understand the UK and international landscape of particle physics.

Particle Physics Grants Panel Theory and Experiment (PPGP)

The Particle Physics Grants Panel (PPGP) is responsible for assessing and making recommendations to the STFC Executive on research grant applications in particle physics, which includes scientific exploitation of facilities and projects, ‘blue skies’ technology research, theory, modelling and data handling.

There are currently four vacancies available. Membership will begin in October 2019, for an initial period of three years to include the next experiment grant review in 2021.

Nominations are welcome for both experiment and theory, but this year we are particularly keen to receive applications for membership from individuals in all areas of particle physics experiment (energy frontier, flavour, neutrinos, and non-accelerator physics, including particle astrophysics).

Members of the PPGP should demonstrate expertise in the strategy, planning, delivery, and evaluation of research programmes, and understand the UK and international landscape of particle physics and particle astrophysics. Prior experience of working on similar panels is desirable.

Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel

The purpose of the Facility Advisory Panels is to provide a link between Science Board and the community, and represent the needs of the community to STFC. There are two advisory panels in the facilities area, the other being the Life Sciences and Soft Materials Advisory Panel.

STFC is looking to recruit panel members for the Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel. There are up to eight vacancies. The term of membership would be for three years commencing 1 September 2019. There is a minimum of one panel meeting each year.

Nominations are encouraged from members of the physical sciences and engineering community who can demonstrate the following:

  • Familiarity with STFC’s national and international facilities (CLF, Diamond Light Source, ELI, ESRF, ESS, ILL, ISIS, XFEL) in the context of the physical sciences and engineering subject area
  • Ideally a user of more than one facility and capable of maintaining a broad vision across all STFC facilities
  • The ability to think strategically about long-term facility needs.

Nominees can be:

  • From either academia or industry
  • From any career stage, including early career

Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP)

The Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) is responsible for the assessment of projects that are considered to have significant scientific priority across all of STFC’s Science Areas – particle physics, nuclear physics, accelerator physics, computing, astronomy and particle astrophysics. The PPRP currently has 30 members, a subset of whom attend each PPRP meeting. PPRP meetings are held 4-5 times a year. In addition Visiting Panel meetings to provide additional scrutiny are held with around 3 PPRP members for every large proposal considered by the Panel.

Available Vacancies

The PPRP assesses large and/or complex projects from across STFC’s remit. As a result it employs a membership across these areas and seeks to achieve a balance of expertise across disciplines and institutions. In addition to assessing technical details of the proposal and the scientific and impact case, PPRP also assesses the financial and project management aspects of proposals. Therefore PPRP also includes members who are project management experts and can assess proposals from this perspective. Details of the current membership are available here PPRP memberships

The PPRP welcomes high quality applications across the following areas:

  • Particle Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Accelerator Physics
  • Computing
  • Astronomy
  • Particle Astrophysics
  • Project Management

There is expected to be a minimum of 5 vacancies on PPRP commencing January 2020. New members may be appointed over and above the available vacancies where applications of sufficient quality are received. The duration of membership is initially for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal. Members of PPRP are entitled to receive travelling expenses and a daily fee of £170.00 when attending meetings. Members of PPRP are expected to be able attend a reasonable level of the annually scheduled meetings (minimum 2 a year), though they may not be requested to.

Whilst the PPRP invites applications across all of the above disciplines, applications from those with expertise in astronomy, nuclear physics, particle astrophysics and project management are particularly welcomed to apply for upcoming vacancies in Panel coverage of these areas. Suitable applicants are not limited to academia and those from other sectors who meet the below criteria are also invited to apply, especially in relation to project management. Applications are also particularly welcomed from academics based at non-Russell Group institutions who meet the below criteria in order to balance out representation on the Panel. Early Career Researchers need not apply.

Overseas applicants are welcome to apply.

Solar System Advisory Panel

The UKRI - STFC Advisory Panels report to STFC Science Board, providing a route for consultation and interaction with the community. The panels draft and maintain a roadmap describing current and future research opportunities in their areas. More information regarding the SSAP is available at the following link: https://stfc.ukri.org/about-us/how-we-are-governed/advisory-boards/solar-system-advisory-panel/

A number of vacancies will be arising in the next 12 months. We welcome applications covering all aspects of solar system science and in particular from those with planetary and asteroids / comets / small bodies expertise. Applicants should also have an understanding of the national and international contexts relating to this field and be able to demonstrate skills in communication, team-working and strategic thinking. The membership term is nominally a three-year appointment.

All applications will be assessed based on UKRI-STFC panel recruitment guidelines and in consultation with the Panel Chair.

e-MERLIN Steering Committee

This Committee provides oversight to UKRI - STFC on e-MERLIN /VLBI National Facility operations and the delivery of the science programme. We particularly welcome applications from facility users and those with technical / operational expertise. Applicants should also have an understanding of the national and international contexts relating to this facility and be able to demonstrate skills in communication, team-working and strategic thinking. The membership term is nominally a three-year appointment.

All applications will be assessed based on UKRI-STFC panel recruitment guidelines and in consultation with the Steering Committee Chair.

UK ALMA Oversight Committee

This Committee provides oversight to UKRI - STFC on the UK ALMA programme, including activities at the UK ALMA Regional Centre (ARC). We particularly welcome applications from facility users. Applicants should also have an understanding of the national and international contexts relating to this facility and be able to demonstrate skills in communication, team-working and strategic thinking. The membership term is nominally a three-year appointment.

All applications will be assessed based on UKRI-STFC panel recruitment guidelines and in consultation with the Oversight Committee Chair.

Science Board

Science Board provides the STFC with a strategic scientific overview and assessment of, and science advice on, all programmes supported by STFC.

We would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in any of the following - observational cosmology, dark matter, exoplanets, high energy collider physics, neutrino physics, theory, artificial intelligence, x-ray and neutron diffraction, and materials science.

There are four or five vacancies available. Membership would begin in August 2019, with appointments for three years, in the first instance.

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