EPSRC is currently recruiting new members for our Strategic Advisory Teams. The deadline for applications is 04 August 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:

Digital Economy

  • Open Vacancies (Academic and Non Academic)


  • Open Vacancies in the following areas: Heat systems, Bioenergy , Energy networks, Solar technology, Hydrogen and alternative energy vectors, Socioeconomics of energy, Natural environment and energy , Fuel cells (industrial experience), Combustion technology in energy (Academic and Non Academic)


  • Medical Engineering (Academic and Non Academic)
  • Manufacturing/Production Engineering (Non-Academic)
  • Robotics (Academic and Non Academic)
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering (e.g. sensors, power electronics or electromechanical systems) (Academic and Non Academic)

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)

Healthcare Technologies

  • Open Vacancies (Academic and Non Academic)

Information and Communication Technologies

  • Visual or Multimodal computing (Academic and Non Academic)
  • Software engineering and systems (Academic and Non Academic)
  • Quantum Technologies for ICT (Academic and Non Academic)

Manufacturing the Future

  • Early Career Academic (Academic)
  • Open Industrial Vacancies (Non-Academic)

Mathematical Sciences

  • Pure Maths (Academic)
  • Applied Maths/User (Academic and Non Academic)

Physical Sciences

  • Computational Physical Scientist (Academic)
  • Industrial Scientist with Experience of Pharmaceutical or Agrichemical Sectors (Non-Academic)
  • Industrial Scientists with Expertise on the use of Soft Matter in an Industrial Setting (Non-Academic)
  • Scientist with Experience of Working at or with Large Facilities (Academic and Non Academic)
  • A Physical Scientist with Experience of links between Physical Sciences and EPSRC's Resilient Nation Outcome (Academic)

Research Infrastructure: Capital

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

Research Infrastructure: e-Infrastructure

  • Person with extensive knowledge of e-infrastructure from an industrial user perspective (Non-Academic)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics/Engineering e-infrastructure user (Academic and Non Academic)
  • Person with extensive knowledge of e-infrastructure/HPC from a service provider perspective (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.