NERC/SEPA Policy placement secondment opportunity

Applications are invited for a new, six month, policy placement secondment opportunity to work with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Science and Strategy Directorate based in Stirling.

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. Such placements have proved valuable in significantly enhancing links between NERC science and science evidence and policy teams in government and regulatory bodies, enabling improved science evidence for UK policy.

The purpose of this policy placement is, in conjunction with SEPA’s Human Health Working Group, to promote SEPA’s understanding of the Environment and Human Health research ‘landscape’ in the UK, including the dissemination of research outputs and translation of evidence into robust environmental policy & regulatory practice.

Further details are available here.

Please see “fellowship placement current opportunities” PDF for additional information.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 November 2010.