Ice Sheet Stability
Expert Group Invitation
NERC is inviting applications from individuals interested in joining the Expert Groups for the Ice Sheet Stability Research Programme.
The Ice Sheet Stability Research Programme is made up of 2 components - Ice Sheet Response and Ocean Forcing - and there will be an Expert Group to represent each component.
Each Expert Group will support the development of their component in the Science and Implementation plans which will form the basis of an Announcement of Opportunity for the Programme.
Individuals can only apply to join one of the two Expert Groups. However, to support the integration of the two components of the programme where possible the Chair of each Expert Group will be selected from the membership of the other group. Individuals can indicate if they would like to be considered as a chair on the application form.
Full details of the application process are outlined in the full Announcement of Opportunity documents for each group.
Deadline for applications is 16:00 on 12 May 2010.
Guidance for applicants
Applications from UK-based individuals - in both the public and private sector - with relevant research backgrounds and who are able to make the necessary commitment to the Ice Sheet Stability Research Programme are welcome.
Individuals can only apply to join one of the two Expert Groups.
NERC will cover all reasonable travel and subsistence costs incurred through Expert Group membership responsibilities.
Governance & Performance Management
Management, reporting and monitoring procedures will be in line with NERC policy.
The final choice of Group membership will be made by NERC and will be based on the following criteria (not in priority order):
- balance of representation across academic, stakeholder, international and co-funder communities
- relevant expertise
- cross-community knowledge
- contacts and links
- track record
NERC reserves the right to appoint members of the Group to achieve the balance of representation required.
The timetable is as follows:
- closing date 16:00 12 May 2010
- Expert Group members will be invited by 21 May 2010
The application will consist of completion of the application form in 12 point Times New Roman or Arial.
Applicants may attach a brief CV (no more than 2 sides A4) in support of their application.
How to submit
Application must be submitted as email attachments to Jessica Batchelor by 16:00 on Wednesday 12 May 2010.
Initial queries should be directed to:
Tel: 01793 442831