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Zooplankton Analyst

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Job summary

£26155 - £29192
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
17 March 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Zooplankton Analyst within the Marine Lab, Marine Scotland in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The main role of this post is to support the monitoring and research needs of the Ecology and Conservation Group through taxonomic analysis of zooplankton samples and field work. The post will also provide more general laboratory support.
This post will be within the Ecology and Conservation Group at Marine Scotland Science, in Aberdeen, currently made up of 12 people. The Ecology and Conservation Group provides ecological and conservation advice and underpinning science for the Environment Monitoring and Assessment, Planning and Environmental Advice and Coastal and Offshore Fisheries Programmes. The group provides advice on fishery closures, Good Environmental Status (GES) and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and carries out ecological studies of macro-benthos, zooplankton and fish in order to support the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and the Scottish MPA Project. The group also answers questions about alien species, climate change impacts, fish movements and dynamics, vulnerability of priority marine species and trophic interactions.

Qualifications Required
A qualification such as a HND or B.Sc. in biological or environmental science.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience identifying and enumerating marine zooplankton using light microscopy techniques.
2. Experience of fieldwork, performing sampling activities that can be applied to an inshore coastal ecosystem monitoring trip.
3. Experience compiling numeric data for inclusion in reports.
4. A methodological approach to work and good organisational skills, especially in a laboratory environment.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Margarita Machairopoulou on 0131 244 3213 or by email Margarita.Machairopoulou@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact  Recruitment@gov.scot.


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