Recruitment to the RCUK Energy Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC)

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4th August 2017 at 16:00.

The Research Councils UK Energy Programme aims to position the UK to meet its energy and environmental targets and policy goals through world-class research and training. Led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Energy Programme brings together the work of EPSRC and that of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

We have seven total vacancies in the following areas:

•              Heat systems 

•              Bioenergy

•              Energy networks

•              Solar technology

•              Hydrogen and alternative energy vectors

•              Socioeconomics of energy

•              Natural environment and energy

•              Fuel cells (industrial experience)

•              Combustion technologies in energy

The Research Councils UK Energy Programme Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has representatives drawn from the providers and users of research who have an interest in ensuring that we have access to pertinent advice and comment to inform decision making. Advice from the SAC helps us to define the Programme’s approach to supporting research and training.

The SAC meets at least three times a year to advise the participating Research Councils on the strategic direction, scientific content and coordination of the programme and monitor progress.

In addition the Committee has input into the evaluation of the achievements of the programme and advises on the transfer of the outcomes of the research to the user community, including industry and other stakeholders.

We are looking for suitable individuals to guide and advise. We seek the widest participation: you can be full-time or part-time, on sabbatical or a career break, academic or researcher, based in academia, industry, the third sector or government organisation. You will not be required to act as representative of your own organisation but rather as someone with an expert command of a particular theme that is free of bias.

For the role and person specification and further information please see