Science advisor position

By Grant Jacobs 29/07/2011

The newly-formed Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) has advertised for a Science Advisor, who

will be a unique position in that 50% of the role will report to and work closely with the MSI Chief Science Advisor [Dr. Prue Williams] and be responsible for contributing expert independent advice on the science system to MSI including analysing information, preparing documents and liaising with others on issues of priority. The remaining 50% will be responsible for providing direct support services to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. This will include attending meetings, liaising with other departments and preparing written material.

It seems to me that this is an interesting and possibly influential role for someone. (Of course, the Minister of Science and Innovation will have a whole other level of clout, but there is something for this being more hands-on.)

If you know someone that might serve New Zealand’s science community well, I’d be letting them know and perhaps encouraging them a little. It’d be nice to see good people in these positions.

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