UK SKA Science Committee Membership Vacancies

December 17, 2019, from Sian Giles-Titcombe

UK SKA Science Committee Membership Vacancies

The UK SKA Science Committee is looking for new members to serve from the 1st February 2020 for two years following the end of its previous membership cycle. Eight positions are currently available.

The committee meets approximately once every six weeks via teleconference, with additional meetings organised as and when required. The meetings offer a chance for members to hear the latest updates regarding progress on the SKA project and to feed this news back to their respective communities.

They also provide an opportunity for members to lend input into how STFC and the SKA Organisation (SKAO) might facilitate closer engagement with the scientific community and better share information regarding SKA science to the public in the interests of boosting return on investment to the UK.

The positions on the committee would be ideally suited for researchers, at any stage of their career, in the radio astronomy or related fields with links to the UK scientific community. In the interests of maximising inclusivity, we ask for no more than one member per University. The following universities are already represented: Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Portsmouth and South Wales. If you are located anywhere outside these universities, we would encourage you to nominate yourself, or one of your colleagues, for this role. Please do so by sending a paragraph of text outlining why you, or your nominated colleague, would be appropriate for the committee.

For further information or to register your interest, please contact Hugh Alabaster on by Thursday the 16th of January 2020.