GFS Analyst and Review Writer

BBSRC - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Hours: Full Time (Part Time/Secondment's will also be considered)

About us:

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the principal UK public funder of research on underlying processes in bioscience, covering plant and animal and microbial sciences. The research we fund enhances our understanding and quality of life – from the design of low carbon fuels and renewable chemicals including new drugs and therapies, through improvements in livestock and crop breeding, to food technology.

A vacancy has arisen within the Global Food Security (GFS) team for an Analyst and Review Writer with the ability to show personal initiative and judgement within given constraints to help us deliver the GFS Insight series and other Global Food Security programme activities.

The Analyst and Review Writer leads on the GFS Insight 'practice and policy note' series, which aims to synthesise current knowledge in key food security areas and provide this in an easily accessible format for use by policy-makers and practitioners. You will also work with the Associate Director of the GFS Programme to develop and deliver new work streams, workshops and reports to help meet GFS strategic aims. You will be responsible for managing the Science Advisory Group and its horizon scanning activities, whilst also representing GFS at external meetings and delivering presentations on the work of the programme.

The GFS programme aims to help meet the challenge of providing the world’s growing population with access to safe, affordable and nutritious food, all of the time and in ways the planet can sustain into the future.

Further details on the programme can be found on our website

About you:

You will have a degree or masters in a science-related subject or previous relevant experience.

It is essential that you have good organisational skills, with the ability to progress multiple work streams at the same time, prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines as well as being proactivity and having an ability to work on your own initiative.

You must deliver a range of communication skills to an internal and external audience and have the ability to convey key messages in a clear and concise way.

You will work closely with colleagues to ensure work is delivered on time (and budget) and be able to provide support to colleagues and work flexibly.

A broad understanding and interest in research areas covered by the Global Food Security programme is also essential for this position as well as an understanding of the UK research landscape and the role of Research Councils, Government Departments, Devolved Administrations and Innovate UK.

How to apply:

Applications are handled by UKSBS Ltd; for further details about this post and to apply please visit our job board at Please submit your CV detailing your educational and professional background and a covering letter (no more than two pages) outlining how your experience meets the criteria described within this advertisement with your reasons for applying to BBSRC.  If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 01793 867000 quoting reference IRC243386.

Closing date:  7th January 2018

BBSRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening

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