Bridging the gap
Mr Muldoon, who served in the Scottish Parliament for two terms, will take up the post in September. The former Labour MSP for Livingston will act as a bridge on scientific issues between Holyrood, West-minster and the European parliaments.
He has a BSc (Hons) in chemistry from Strathclyde University and a BA (Hons) from the Open University, and served for more than five years as convener of transport and the environment, and local government and transport.
Mr Muldoon served as a non-executive director of the Scottish Schools Equipment Research Centre, and has worked on projects for the Scottish Executive Education Department on CPD provision for science teachers and technicians.