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Recruitment of Chair of AHRC Liaison Group and Chair of BBSRC Liaison Group - available with immediate effect

(15 May 2020)

We are recruiting to both the AHRC and BBSRC groups. Both positions are available immediately. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record of engagement with the Council; for example via grants awarded, peer review duties or strategic linkages. Applications should be submitted via your Head of Department / School to receive their endorsement and should consist of a two page CV and a two page (maximum) supporting statement that outlines your interest in the position, your experience with the funder and some initial ideas for increasing University engagement with the funder. The Chair is usually held for a three year term. The deadline for applications is Monday 1 June 2020. Applications should be submitted to

The UKRI Liaison Groups are internal groups established to initiate, support and follow up engagement activity, share feedback and disseminate opportunities and "intelligence" appropriately across the University. Each Group, with an academic Chair, has a small membership of nominated academics who have established strategic links with the funder and is supported by named contacts from the Research Development and Research Operations Teams.

The Liaison Groups meet four times a year, and share information more frequently via email. Many LGs are also involved in the peer review process for the individual councils.

Queries about the process can be directed to me at, by mobile phone or via Teams.

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