Chief Scientific Adviser

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Circa £120,000 per annum
Posted
11 Apr 2017
Closes
11 May 2017
Ref
1537652
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is recruiting for a Chief Scientific Advisor.

The Department for International Trade (DIT), established by the Prime Minister following the EU referendum, has overall responsibility for developing, coordinating and delivering a new trade and investment policy for the UK. This will include preparing for and negotiating Free Trade Agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries. DIT will work side by side with the Department for Exiting the EU, which will negotiate the UK’s new relationship with the EU.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the department in this newly created post, which is suitable for an exceptional and highly motivated individual. You will be able to forge the links between science and technology, business and trade and understand how to commercialise research and development. 

As the Chief Scientific Adviser you will ensure that science and technology continue to be central to DIT’s policies especially in relation to: 
• Technical aspects of trade deals; 
• The engagement of the UK’s research, development and academic communities in the promotion of the economy and trade; 
• The protection and capitalisation of intellectual property generated in the UK.

The successful candidate will be a highly-credible scientist, engineer or technologist, with an academic and industrial background relevant to the work of DIT.   

Please see candidate information pack for further details on responsibilities and skills required for this role. 

Closing: 09.00am, Friday 09th May 2017