[ES_JOBS_NET] Senior Science & Innovation Officer, British Consulate-General, Boston

Victoria.Lee at fco.gov.uk Victoria.Lee at fco.gov.uk
Mon Aug 24 15:29:32 MDT 2015

Apply at https://careers-britishgovernment-northamerica.icims.com/jobs/1787/senior-science-%26-innovation-officer/job

Closing date: 10 Sept 2015.

Senior Science & Innovation Officer
British Consulate-General, Boston

The Senior Science and Innovation (S&I) Officer, based at the British Consulate-General, Boston, 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 Boston Consulate districts. This Officer reports to the East Coast Director of 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).


  *   Responsibility for covering a broad range of science in the Northeast US
  *   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 makers, 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


  *   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

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa<http://www.gov.uk/government/world/usa>. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts.

Salary and Benefits:
The salary for this position is $58,200 annualized. Salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment. Individuals who are Green Card holders, UK/US dual citizens, and non US taxpaying citizens will be paid a net salary based on a simulated US tax status.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local US employment law.

To Apply:
Resume and a cover letter with salary history should be submitted by 10 September 2015. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Internal candidates must address their resumes through their Head of Group before applying.
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Consulate is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other category protected by law.

Victoria E. Lee, Ph.D.
Head of Science & Innovation
British Consulate-General, San Francisco
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