NERC/DEFRA Policy placement secondment opportunity

Applications are invited for a new, six month, part time (25-30%), policy placement secondment opportunity, to work with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on its Atmosphere and Local Environment Programme (ALE) in London.

This secondment is offered as part of NERC’s policy placement fellowship scheme which allows researchers and other staff involved in environmental science research to work closely with policy-makers within government and other public and third sector organisations in the UK.

The purpose of this policy placement is to lead a strategic review of the Atmosphere and Local Environment Programme’s portfolio of recent and current research on the impacts of air pollution on ecosystems. This will ensure that future evidence needs for national and international policy development are met as well as strengthening science to policy processes between Defra and NERC.

Further details.

Please see “fellowship placement current opportunities” PDF.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st August 2010.