Inshore Fisheries Ecologist

We are currently seeking applications for an Inshore Fisheries Ecologist vacancy in the Marine Ecosystems Team of Marine Scotland Science based in Aberdeen. This post contributes towards Marine Scotland Science’s Sustainable Fisheries Programme, designing and executing scientific and field studies, communicating results and providing advice on inshore and shellfish fisheries assessment and management to Scotland’s Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFGs), policy officials and inshore marine stakeholders.

Duties include the provision of advice on the data and information requirements for inshore fish/shellfish stock assessment, fisheries management and evaluation of the wider ecological effects of fishing, working with the fishing industry to develop data collection systems. You will analyse data, prepare reports and present results of research to science customers and marine stakeholders. You will also participate in the Marine Ecosystem’s Team fisheries/ecological data collection programme. This involves working on board research vessels and at land based locations around Scotland.

Qualifications & Experience Required
You must hold a minimum of 3 SCE Higher or A Level qualifications with one being English. Please note, only grades A, B and C are acceptable. Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable. The successful candidate will require relevant research experience in fish / shellfish biology or marine ecology with proven ability to plan, manage and deliver on research projects and prepare scientific reports. The successful candidate will also need to provide evidence of numeric, data handling skills and statistical expertise applied in the analysis of biological, ecological or fisheries data.

This vacancy contributes towards the Scottish Government National Outcome ‘We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect and enhance it for future generations’. For information on Scottish Government National Outcomes visit this website.

Further details on the duties and experience required for this post can be found in the Person Specification & Further Information for Job Applicants which you can download below. To apply online, please click on the “Apply” button which you will also find below. Completed applications must be submitted via this website by the 30th of June 2013 at Midnight.

This is a permanent and pensionable appointment. New entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the minimum essential criteria for the appointment will be invited to the assessment centre. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the Work for Scotland website, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 3987 or at centralresourcingunit@scotland.gsi.gov.uk, or alternatively, write to Scottish Government, Resourcing Team, F1 Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD.

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