Development Officer for European Marine Biological Infrastructures vacancy

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The Context: The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) is an EU project funded to enhance the strategic links between the Research Infrastructures (RI) of 12 marine biological stations to improve, harmonise and enhance access for the benefit of European and worldwide students, researchers and industry in marine biology. (see EMBRC is in its Preparatory Phase (2012-2014) and is made up of 12 work packages (WP), of which WP4 is focussed on developing an inventory of existing and planned RI in marine biology (buildings, labs, instrumentation, vessels, ecosystems, keyspecies…).WP4 has already conducted a questionnaire-based survey of RIs. These will underpin visits to partners across Europe planned in 2012/13 to verify, cost and euro-harmonise the planned RIs into the EMBRC construction roadmap.

A science (marine biology) graduate or MSc with recent experience of project administration or the management of marine research facilities or buildings (quantity surveys) is required to assist WP4 coordinator (Prof R F C Mantoura, Plymouth) in this last task.

The Job Profile:

+ Recently qualified person in marine or related science, with experience in project or facilities management, presentation.
+ Operational experience with Databases Project Reporting & Road mapping

+ Familiarity with French, German or other European Language an advantage

Fixed Term Contract Duration (12 months minimum) starting April / May 2012

The post will be based in Plymouth with European travel as required.

The post will be an employee of the Marine Biological Association (MBA)

Salary: UCEA Grade III, £25K to £31K plus USS Pension Application

Please send a full CV, covering letter and references to:

Dr Charlotte Davies

Marine Biological Association of the UK

The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PB UK

The Tasks:

To produce an integrated and validated database of existing, locally-planned and EMBRC-envisioned Research Infrastructures at the 12 partners of ppEMBRC from data captured in the WP4 questionnaires and associated spreadsheets.
To collaborate with WP6 (Finance) to harmonise and cost out units of access for EMBRC services at all stations
To collaborate with WP2 (Science Strategy) to translate gaps in technical services and in prioritised visions into an EMBRC roadmap of costed Research Infrastructure plans for the construction phase of EMBRC (Report D4.3, Feb 2013).
To update-refine Reports D4.1 and D4.2 as appropriate
To assist WP4 coordinator at EMBRC meetings, site visits, reporting and coordination of WP4 members and with EMBRC Management Team.

For further information please contact Prof R Fauzi C Mantoura PhD FRSC

Plymouth office :Marine Biological Association of the UKThe Laboratory,Citadel Hill, Plymouth, DevonPL1 2PB UK

Tel: +44 (0)1752 633207
or +44 (0) 1752 6333321


Paris Office :Directeur, Centre des Sciences de la MerUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieTour Zamansky, Bureau 13084, Place Jussieu

75005 PARIS

Tel: 0033 (0) 144 27 42 53


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