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Careers working for UK Research Councils/European Commission

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In the UK, there are seven Research Councils, which are the funding bodies responsible for investing UK public money in research and related training schemes, infrastructures and research centres. Come along and find out about the variety of careers available at the Research Councils in the UK, as well as at their overseas office in Brussels, China, India and the USA . There are around 1,200 staff working at the Research Council headquarters in Swindon and many more at their institutes and centres across the UK and further afield. Together they support over 50,000 researchers.

Jo will also talk about her experiences working both in the UK and at the Research Council’s Office in Brussels (UKRO) on research funding and policy. Jo has spent over ten years working for the UK Research Councils. Jo worked at the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for 3 years as a Science Programmes Officer. She was involved in designing and managing peer review processes, and working together with the other UK Research Councils on various projects. Jo then spent 7 years working at the UK Research Office (UKRO) in Brussels, undertaking policy work related to EU research funding with the UK Government and EU, as well as advising researchers and research support staff at research centres and universities.

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