MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is looking for new members. The panel, which was established in 2006, is an industry led group which advises government and informs academia and industry on the commercial exploitation of R&D and science & technology in Northern Ireland.
One of its primary aims is to champion the role of science and technology as one of the key drivers of economic growth in Northern Ireland.
Panellists can come from any science & technology based sector, but applications are particularly welcomed from those working in the following sectors:
- Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Engineering
- Life & Health Sciences
- Renewable Energy
- Advanced Construction
- Digital ICT
Applications are also particularly welcomed from women, who are currently under-represented on the panel.
If you have at least a degree or equivalent qualification in a STEM subject and have a minimum of 3 year’s experience working at a senior level in the private sector in either science, R&D, engineering or technology, you are eligible to apply. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate good experience of working on the commercialisation of science, engineering, technology, R&D, and in the field of new innovations.
The closing date for applications is the 31st October, with interviews being held in November and the new panellists terms will begin on January 1st 2019.
Full details on how to apply are available at the links below. Suitably qualified candidates may apply to be considered as a panellist and/or Chair.
The MATRIX panel meets quarterly to review progress on research, hear from stakeholders and receive updates on their recommendations.
Welcoming the launch of the recruitment process, Interim Chair Dr. Rob Grundy said, “MATRIX produces highly regarded reports which identify future opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses and influence government policies in a very tangible way. Being a MATRIX panellist gives you the opportunity to represent your sector at the highest level, to share and develop ideas with leaders in other technology sectors and to help shape the future of science & technology sectors in Northern Ireland.
“I look forward to welcoming a new cohort of panellists who will bring their own unique insights and ideas from their sectors and help us maintain and develop this invaluable means of direct communication between industry, government and academia.”