Eminent scientists are sought to fill three positions on the Marsden Fund Council. The Marsden Fund Council recommends the allocation of over $52 million annually to support excellent research and researchers.
The three positions convene the following Marsden Fund panels:
- Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour
- Earth Sciences and Astronomy
- Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences
More detailed descriptions of the subject areas covered by each panel are shown on the Royal Society’s website
These three positions will commence from 1 December 2012 and are for a three-year term. The appointment are made by the Minister of Science and Innovation. The Minister is seeking high-calibre applicants for the positions. In particular, the Minister is seeking applications from people with the following qualities:
- A deep understanding of the New Zealand research, science, and technology sector and an ability to take a broad view of sector needs,
- Demonstrated strategic leadership skills,
- Knowledge of evaluation methodologies,
- Knowledge of human capital formation,
- Innovation vision and passion for the New Zealand research, science and technology sector,
- A Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand or similar standing in the research, science, and technology sector.
Council members convene the assessment panels. In addition to the qualities above, candidates should also have specialist knowledge within the area covered by the panel they convene.
Please send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5.00 pm on Friday 21 September 2012. Nominations should include: the completed nomination form, a curriculum vitae, and a completed Cabinet form CAB 50/01.
You should confirm that any person nominated is available and consents to being nominated, and is not planning to submit a funding bid to the council.