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GSE Opportunities: Dstl, Natural England and Public Health England Vacancies

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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.

Vacancy: GIS Project Scientist (HEO) – Public Health England

As a GIS Project Scientist at PHE you’ll provide expertise in supporting the use of GIS to reduce public health inequality and to improve public health. You’ll be experienced in enterprise and desktop GIS solutions and comfortable engaging with internal/external stakeholders to integrate GIS into areas such as public health emergency response, outbreak investigation and surveillance. Good spatial data management skills are required as well as an enthusiasm for delivering GIS training.

A proactive and flexible approach to organising your work is essential and you will need excellent communication skills to deliver innovative spatial solutions for public health problems.

To apply for this vacancy please visit the NHS Jobs website:

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Closing date: 16 October  2017

Vacancies: Natural England Board Members; including a Chair for the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

We are looking for exceptional people who are able to provide strategic leadership to this large organisation, including a qualified accountant with the ability to Chair the Audit and Risk Committee. There is also a need for people with expertise and knowledge of rural and land management, business, or ecological, environmental or marine sciences. Applications are welcomed from any candidate who meets the essential criteria for the two roles. You can find more information about the roles and how to apply below:

Closing date: 23 October 2017

Vacancies: Committee Members- Committee on Climate Change

The Committee is recuriting 2 vacancies for one Power Sector specialist and a Climate Scientist. The Committee comprises eight members: a Chair and seven independent members.

As a Committee member you will be responsible for developing the work of the Committee on Climate Change, determining its strategic direction and providing impartial input into the Committee’s work. The Members will be required to work up to 2 days per month plus maintain sufficient flexibility to respond to additional ad hoc duties.

Closin date: 3 November 2017

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Vacancies: Defence Science & Technology Laboratory

Cyber and Information Systems Graduate

Are you finishing your Engineering or Computer Science degree and looking for an exciting and unusual first role?

This is not a stereotypical ‘computer hacker’ role – it takes an incredible variety of people to achieve our goals. Here you’ll use your computer skills to advance the tools, techniques and tradecrafts required to ensure the UK is able to establish a world-class cyber capability, including the ability to counter-attack in cyberspace.

Closing date: 5 November 2017

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Counter Terrorism and Security Graduate

From working with forensics and radars to animal behaviour and explosives, we’ve an exciting range of opportunities for you.

Our Counter Terrorism and Security Division is looking for graduates who want to develop their expertise while delivering high-risk, high-reward research to help protect the UK from current and future threats. Quite simply, this is work that you cannot do anywhere else.

If your degree is in Chemistry, Animal Behaviour, Electronic or Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Communications Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Machine Intelligence, Forensic Science or Information Science then we’d like to hear from you.

Closing date: 5 November 2017

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Defence and Security Analysis Graduate

We develop innovative analytical tools and techniques to take advantage of new advances in science and technology, and provide experienced human and social science advice to maximise the performance of whole systems across the Ministry of Defence and government.

Our Defence and Security Analysis Division supports the Ministry of Defence and other government departments to ensure intelligent decision making is at the heart of the UK Defence and Security. We work with partners in industry, academia and internationally to develop and provide a broad range of impartial, innovative, evidence-based analysis and human science advice to support high-priority decision making on critical policies and capabilities.

We’re seeking graduates with a background in psychology, ergonomics, human and social sciences, sociology, maths or data science.

Closing date: 5 November 2017

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Platform Systems Graduate

Are you interested in delivering highly rewarding research to help protect the UK and our armed forces from real world threats?

Our Platform Systems Division supports the Ministry of Defence and other government departments in a broad range of groundbreaking technical research areas. We respond to current and future demands ensuring that the UK retains a battle-winning advantage.

We strengthen and protect our armed forces through groundbreaking technical research. It means safeguarding armoured vehicles, warships and aircraft against the harshest combat environments and providing the most advanced weapon capabilities. Crucially, we ensure that all of this technology and equipment across the military operates together seamlessly.

If you have or are working towards a degree in Engineering, Maths, Physics or Computer Science then this is the role for you.

Closing date: 5 November 2017

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Spacecraft and Space Operations Engineer/Scientist

Can you work as part of a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team applying state of the art science and technology to help protect the UK Armed Forces and our international allies? Are you passionate about using your skills for design and development of future on-orbit space based systems for the UK MOD?

Working closely with other members of our Space and Sensing System Group (SSSG), you will contribute to, and lead, core space related research activities, as well as being a domain expert, providing support across, and influencing the direction, of Dstl’s Space Programme activities.

Closing date: 31 October 2017

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