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GSE Opportunities: Vacancies in vehicle engineering, modelling, and scientific advice

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This blog post is a collection of vacancies, events and learning and development opportunities for people working in Government Science and Engineering.

Vacancies: Senior Science Advisers (SEO), Department for Transport

DfT Office for Science are recruiting two permanent Senior Science Advisers. The posts will help deliver the team’s flagship work including the Future of Mobility study, Transport Research & Innovation Board, engagement with the UK’s universities and DfT’s Science Advisory Council, as well as helping deal with the routine emerging technology issues of the day like hyperloop, flying cars, robotic construction, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and supporting DfT’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Prof Phil Blythe.

Closing date: 11 September 2017

CS Jobs Reference: 1552781

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Vacancies: Engineer (HEO) and Senior Engineer (SEO) roles, Department for Transport

DfT’s International Vehicle Standards division has several vacancies at both SEO (Senior Engineer) and HEO (Engineer).

Do you have a technical mind-set and able to manage complex issues? Do you have a background in engineering or science, and want to make a positive difference to the safety and environmental impact of vehicles? Would you like the chance to be a valued technical expert within the DfT?

The International Vehicle Standards (IVS) division is offering a unique opportunity for enthusiastic engineers to drive forward the development and delivery of UK government policy for safer, cleaner and quieter road vehicles.

Closing date: 12 September 2017

CS Jobs Reference: 1549006

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Vacancy: SSO Scenario Modelling and Spatial Analysis, Natural England

The post will lead on the spatial analysis and scenarios modelling to help inform Defra policy decisions related to EU Exit. This will include assessing the impact of different approaches on particular species and habitats and on the wider landscape as well as understanding the related costs, socio-economic impacts etc.

Closing date: 20 September 2017

CS Jobs Reference: 1549147

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Vacancy: Grade 6 Head of Research, Analysis & Development (RAD), Deptarment for Transport

This is an exciting, science-based role at the heart of the national security S&T agenda, with responsibility for delivering evidence and advice for transport security policy. The RAD team is a highly motivated and high performing team of professionals with a track record of delivering real impact within government, and internationally.

Closing date: 21 September 2017

CS Jobs Reference: 1553688

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Vacancy: Grade 6 Chief Scientific Adviser's Office (CSAO), Head of Programme Office and Strategy Team, Defra

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced environment at the heart of science in Defra, supporting the Chief Scientific Adviser and Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser in advising ministers and senior officials across Defra’s policy portfolio.
The post holder will report to Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Dr Iain Williams, but work closely (on a daily basis) to the CSA, Professor Ian Boyd.

Closing date: 21 September 2017

CS Jobs Reference: 1555301

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Vacancy: Senior Scientific Officer post in Chief Scientific Adviser’s Team, Food Standards Agency

This SSO post offers a challenging and exciting role at the heart of FSA’s science programmes.  You will join the Chief Scientific Advisor’s Team, which develops FSA’s strategic science programmes and networks and ensures science is integrated across FSA. We work to break down silos and improve science impact, develop engagement with external scientific partners, and help to ensure FSA’s science work draws on wider work and insights and is communicated and used effectively.

Closing date: 22 September 2017

CS Jobs Reference: 1555221

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