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Call for BBSRC Strategy Panels and Pool of Experts

Call for BBSRC Strategy Panels and Pool of Experts - 30 May 2013. iStockphoto Thinkstock

BBSRC funds basic and strategic biological research, supports postgraduate training, promotes knowledge transfer and public engagement with science.

We are looking to appoint high-calibre, committed individuals from academic and industrial sectors to fill a number of vacancies on our Strategy Panels (Bioscience for Industry, Bioscience for Society, Bioscience Skills and Careers), Strategy Advisory Panels (Basic Bioscience Underpinning Health, Food Security), Follow-on Funding Panel and the Pool of Experts

The Panels play leading roles in the development and implementation of the Council's strategies, policies and priorities.

Specifically, we are looking for the following expertise:

Bioscience for Industry Strategy Panel

Bioscience for Society Strategy Panel

Bioscience Skills and Careers Strategy Panel

Basic Bioscience Underpinning Health Strategy Advisory Panel

Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel

Follow-on Funding Panel

Pool of experts

We are keen to obtain more diversity in appointments to BBSRC Panels and Committees which enable us to reflect all the communities we serve. We would therefore welcome a diverse range of candidates irrespective of gender, race, age, transgender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Appointments will be for one year initially, with anticipated extension for a further two years.

Eligible members will receive an attendance fee of £170 per day, and have their reasonable travelling expenses reimbursed, for attending meetings of the Panel or Committee. Where applicable, BBSRC will consider the reimbursement of reasonable childcare or other carer costs and the reimbursement of reasonable additional expenses of disabled people as the direct result of attendance at a BBSRC meeting or other BBSRC approved business.

How to apply

Please complete the expression of interest form and equal opportunities form (see 'Application and guidance downloads' section below) and send the completed forms to

Also see the guidance downloads for completing the expression of interest form and guidance for applying to Strategy Panels, Strategy Advisory Panels and the Pool of Experts.

Application and guidance downloads

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3 July 2013.