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Chief scientist will also be director general for science, technology, analysis, research and strategy
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Departure comes as PM seeks new leadership for merged Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Diplomat will oversee merger with DfID but will not lead FCDO long term, sources say
Candidate sought to deliver "significant and real step change in performance and outcomes"
Union warns of "huge uncertainty and unease for DfID staff" as David Cameron calls the move a "mistake"
Scrapping of aid department follows appointment of joint ministers in February, widely seen as a soft merger