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Specialist roles – policy impact opportunities


The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is recruiting for 2 Committee Specialists to support their work. The Committee is currently working on issues relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, Net Zero, space and satellites and the role of research, innovation and technology in the recovery from Covid-19.  Committee specialists advise on, arrange and lead committee inquiries, and provide written and oral briefing to support committee hearings and produce reports to communicate committee findings. Committee specialists will work closely with the MPs who chair and sit on the committee, as well as engaging with high-profile individuals and organisations in the public, private and third sectors within the committee’s areas of interest. Deadline for applications is Sunday 23 May 2021.

The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee is inviting applications from individuals for the role of Specialist Adviser to the Women and Equalities Committee for its inquiry into The Rights of Cohabiting Partners. The post will run from the beginning of July for up to 6 months. There is more information about the inquiry into The Rights of Cohabiting Partners here.  Deadline for applications is Friday 28 May 2021. 

If you would like to apply please discuss this with your Faculty and the BU Policy team (for support) prior to application.

Medical Research Council ‘Career Inspirations’ podcasts

The Medical Research Council have a series of ‘career inspirations’ podcasts, released on the first Wednesday of every month, where they ask a scientist to share their career highlights, what makes them tick, and their advice for forging a career in medical research.

This month’s comes from a technology specialist, however in the last 3 months they have also released podcasts from a clinical psychologist, a nutrition scientist and a stem cell scientist.

You can find the series here, which contains a link to iTunes where you can subscribe to the podcasts on your iPhone or iPad.

Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP) DEADLINE: 7/11/17

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) External Innovations are running a Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP) to aid with the commercialisation of STFC research in key global challenge areas within the healthcare sector.

Key Priority areas include:

  • Informatics and Computing for Physical and Mental Health
  • Early diagnosis and disease detection
  • Remote patient monitoring
  • Cancer Treatment

Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are working closely with industry and clinicians as well as prepare a full business plan.  Please note, lead applicants must be employed within a Research Organisation group previously or currently funded by the STFC core Science Programme.

The closing date for outline applications will be at 16:00 on 7 November 2017.

For those wishing to prepare an application to this funding call please contact your relevant faculty Funding Development Officer.

 

 

The ceremonial landscapes and funerary monuments of southern Britain

Following a successful application to the Fusion Investment Fund I have been awarded a period of Study Leave, to move on a body of research to publication. Under the umbrella title of ‘ The ceremonial landscapes and funerary monuments of southern Britain’ I will be bringing together material from seven seasons of archaeological field work focussed upon the later Neolithic and Early Bronze Age monuments found in the Allen Valley on Cranborne Chase in east Dorset. The cluster of henge monuments at Knowlton and a dense concentration of round barrows associated with them have been an important factor associated with my research interests since 1994. This grouping of broadly contemporary archaeological monuments has up until recently been under explored even though the importance of the group it can be argued is on a par with better known ceremonial complexes such as  those at Stonehenge, Avebury and Orkney.

Amongst the discoveries made during the fieldwork was the discovery of a late Neolithic house, one of the most complete examples thus far discovered in the UK and an unusual mortuary complex which offers important and exciting new insights into the burial ritual and practices at the beginning of the 2nd millennia BC.

The study leave period will be starting in the late summer and I am very much looking forward to the dedicated space and time so necessay to bring together this large body of work.

Excavations at High Lea Farm 2007 ( Early Bronze Age Barrow and later Saxon cemetery)