British Secret Service Looking for Tech Genius
The responsibilities of the newly established role, as stated in the official job application, include "developing and owning a clear science, technology, and innovation strategy for the Security Service," ensuring decisions based on science are sound, and "acting as Head of Profession for the Security Service's scientists and engineers."
While not explicitly stated, Fox News implies that it's very likely that the role will involve developing new technologies to help fight and prevent terrorism, from biological attacks to suicide bombers. A British government official spoke with the news agency anonymously, stating, "threat equals the capability of your enemy and their intention. What we've seen over the years is terror cells transferring both knowledge and technology. The intention is limitless."
If you think you have the scientific chops to take on such a hot job, head on over to MI5's official website and check out the full job description. And yes, you have to be British. [From: Fox News]