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Researchers to support DEFRA's Chief Scientific Advisor

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Sectors Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 23/07/2013
Company Name Defra
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Directory Entry : Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs.
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Defra has a rare opportunity for two policy placement secondments, one in environment (NERC remit) and another in agriculture and food (BBSRC remit), to work in direct support of the Department’s Chief Scientific Advisor and the Strategic Evidence and Analysis team. 

Applications are invited from researchers who are in the early stages of their career, ideally with 2-3 years post-PhD experience. The secondments based at Defra offices in London will be up to one year on a full time or part-time basis (60% FTE minimum).  This is an exciting opportunity to gain  valuable experience of working at the heart of a Government Department in a fast paced environment, an understanding of the science-policy interface and an in depth knowledge of a range of Defra policy areas. 

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