Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Call with NERC

Opportunity Code:


Closing Date:

12 September 2017, 16:00

Interview Date:

4 October 2017, Harwell (TBC)


Along with NERC, we would like to invite Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship proposals that address environmental issues and challenges, and explore how the use of satellite technology (Earth observation, positioning navigation and timing, and communications) can help. The issues should consider urban leaders, governmental organisations, and planners or businesses in towns and cities. The KE Fellow will work with both public and private sector organisations working in towns and city areas in the UK or in developing economies on the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation & Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list.

The KE Fellow will enable us to accelerate access to UK environmental science, data and expertise for uptake by a range of end-users, including businesses and public bodies. The fellow’s core role will be to act as an ambassador for both organisations, identifying opportunities to pull through and link science within the NERC remit and information generated from satellites to address urban challenges.

The role does not require a technical knowledge of satellite capabilities as you will work with our experts to understand what satellite technology can be used, and where they can be enhanced by NERC funded science.

Applications are welcomed on a full or part time basis (between 50% and 80% full time equivalent. Ideally the fellowship will commence November 2017 with duration of two years. This KE Fellowship will be paid at 80% full economic cost and there is a budget of £60,000 for salary costs and up to £8,000 for travel and subsistence per annum. Any career stage and salary level may apply, with the expectations of achievement adjusted accordingly.

Supporting Documents and Application

For more information and the supporting documents for this opportunity, please visit the NERC website.

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