[ES_JOBS_NET] Senior Science & Innovation Officer, British Consulate-General, Atlanta GA (USA)

Victoria.Lee at fco.gov.uk Victoria.Lee at fco.gov.uk
Tue Jul 29 13:48:25 MDT 2014

Senior Science & Innovation Officer

The Senior Science and Innovation (S&I) Officer, based at the British Consulate-General, Atlanta, is part of a network of S&I officers throughout the US lead by the Head of Science and Innovation Network in the British Embassy in Washington, DC. The objectives of the global S&I network are:

  *   Influence science and innovation policies of governments, industry and academia to benefit the UK
  *   Improve UK policy based on international experience and emerging opportunities and challenges
  *   Stimulate strategic science collaborations to benefit the UK and deliver wider policy goals
  *   Harness international technology partnerships and investment to grow UK

The core objective of this job is to represent UK science and innovation interests in the Atlanta and Miami Consulate districts. This Officer reports to the Deputy Director, Science and Innovation (Boston-based) and will work closely with fellow S&I Officers across the US and colleagues from other British government departments (e.g. UK Trade & Investment, Press & Public Affairs, and UK science and research funding bodies).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  *   Responsibility for covering a broad range of science in Georgia and neighbouring states
  *   Providing detailed information on S&I policy and best practice for UK stakeholders
  *   Compiling and contributing to reports for stakeholders, including: senior UK scientists, learned societies, UK policy maker, Government Ministers and Parliament
  *   Supporting high-level visits relating to science and innovation
  *   Horizon-scanning developments in science, technology and policy
  *   Managing projects (such as workshops and visit programmes)to successful completion
  *   Supporting broader Consulate initiatives in support of UK prosperity

Minimum Qualifications:

  *   Bachelor's Degree in science or related field with 6-8 years experience in the research and development base within the Consulate district
  *   Advanced degrees (Masters or PhD level) preferred
  *   A demonstrated enthusiasm for Science, Science Policy and the Internationalisation of Science
  *   Proven ability to work independently to develop a wide range of high-level contacts within industry, academia, and research bodies
  *   Ability to identify emerging technologies in the US that align with UK priorities and establish technology partnerships, research collaborations, etc.
  *   Strong interpersonal skills, capable of effectively interacting with members of the public, science community, and senior government officials
  *   Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to produce clear, concise reports, and to present effectively to a range of audiences
  *   Knowledge of UK science and innovation strengths and capabilities is a plus
  *   Highly motivated, organised, and resourceful
  *   Self-starter capable of working independently with little guidance and oversight
  *   Effective team player
  *   Reliable, positive and open to new ways of working

The target salary for this position is $53,500 annualized. Salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment.
Applications will be accepted until 6 August 2014. Click here<https://careers-britishembassy.icims.com/jobs/1428/senior-science-%26-innovation-officer/job> to apply.

Victoria E. Lee, Ph.D.
Head of Science & Innovation
British Consulate-General, San Francisco
1 Sansome Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104
victoria.lee at fco.gov.uk<mailto:victoria.lee at fco.gov.uk>
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Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
vlee at ldeo.columbia.edu<mailto:vlee at ldeo.columbia.edu>

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