EPSRC is currently recruiting new members for our Strategic Advisory Teams. The deadline for applications is 17.00 Hours on 15 November 2017: Applications will be via an online form.

Appointments for SAT members will begin from 01 January 2018 and will be for three years, with the possibility of extension for up to a further three years. Members are paid a fee for each activity they are involved with and are reimbursed for travel and subsistence expenses when attending meetings. Members are required to adhere to the Seven Principles of Public Life (Annex 1)

As well as our standard vacancies, EPSRC is looking to appoint non-academic members from a business, industry, the third sector or government organisation whose role is focused on the managing the use of academic research to deliver innovation, economic growth or societal change onto each of its Strategic Advisory Teams.

The Engineering theme have produced a booklet on what the role of a SAT member is. Please see the Resources section below. Please also refer to the Strategic Advisory Bodies membership page.

We are looking to fill vacancies across the following EPSRC Themes through this exercise:

Fusion Advisory Board

  • Plasma Physics (Academic and Non Academic)
  • ITER and DEMO (Academic and Non Academic)
  • Plasma / material interaction (Academic and Non Academic)
  • Laser Fusion (Academic and Non Academic)
  • Fusion engineering (Academic and Non Academic)

Research Infrastructure: Capital

  • Facilities User (Academic and Non Academic)
  • Experience of strategic management of capital at an institutional scale (Academic and Non Academic)


EPSRC is committed to a policy of equal opportunities. Appointments to the Strategic Advisory Teams are made on merit. However, we are keen to obtain greater diversity in SAT membership. Applications from women, those with a disability, members of minority ethnic groups and other groups, who are currently under-represented on the SATs, are therefore especially welcome.

We would particularly hope to continue improving the gender balance of the Strategic Advisory Teams in keeping with EPSRC's overall goal of achieving at least 30% participation of women (as the underrepresented group) in EPSRC bodies.