Ecosystem Modeller (possibly more than one position)

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Purpose of job

The purpose of this role is to use mathematical models and analyses to address questions around the sustainable management of marine resources, and the impact of climate change.


Academic qualifications required for direct entry to this position at Cefas Pay Band 5 level is a degree in a quantitative science or a science that includes a significant quantitative component. It is also essential that the successful candidate has previous relevant work experience. At the Pay Band 6 level, a degree in a numerical discipline is essential. These requirements can be waived for internal candidates who are able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and experience.

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Additional information

This post is in either Cefas Pay Band 5 or Cefas Pay Band 6. The salary range for pay band 5 is from £24,036 to £29,300 pa. The salary range for pay band 6 is £30,403 to £37,727 pa. In addition there is the opportunity for all staff to earn a performance related bonus. The salary is paid monthly by credit transfer. If you are already an established civil servant you can obtain further information from your Personnel Division about rules which may provide a more favourable starting salary than is allowed for under the previous paragraph. Other rules will apply if you are serving a fixed term appointment. Part-time working and job share applicants are also welcome.

Should you be appointed Cefas will carry out pre-employment enquiries that may include a Criminal Disclosure check.

The Agency’s recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Principles which can be found at If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Code and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact HR Services, Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 OHT in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Agency, you can contact the Office of the Civil Service Principles.

Please note that all Defra surplus will be given priority shortlisting. Please can you state clearly on the application form.

This vacancy is open to employees who were appointed to the Civil Service on merit following a fair and open competition, or were appointed to a permanent Civil Service post in accordance with an exception certified by the Civil Service Commissioners.

REF: 19-11 & 52-11

Closing date for applications is – 24/10/2011

Interview date for applications is – 10/11/2011 & 23/11/2011

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