If you’re wondering how to impress your boss, check out our advert for scientists to join one of our expert advisory committees. I met with the Chairs of our nine advisory committees last week and asked them what they saw as the advantages of being a member.
First, all scientists need to review and critique information. Our committee members clock other scientists’ research, and look critically at the information that Agency scientists pull together to support policy and risk assessment. Second, scientists are increasingly expected not just to be undertaking research, but also to know how this translates into policy.
Finally, it’s a good opportunity to network, which always goes down well with the boss. If you’ve got any comments on how we use science, post them to this blog.