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Pelagic Fish Population Modeller

Job summary

Salary
£30652 - £35110
Location
Aberdeen
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
25 August 2020 at midnight
Reference
IRC84289E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Pelagic Fish Population Modeller post within Marine Scotland based 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.

Applications are invited for a Pelagic Fish Population Modeller post in the Stock Assessment and Modelling Group of the Fisheries Assessment and Advice Programme. This person will play a key role in the research and advice provided by Marine Scotland Science (MSS) to the Scottish Government and others on pelagic fish. The post holder will be responsible for conducting stock assessments and analysis in support of advice on sustainable fisheries. This will involve collaboration with other scientists and there will be a need to apply state of the art modelling and statistical analysis to complex data sets.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

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. Evidence of strong numeric ability with experience of developing models of environmental, biological or fishery systems.
2. Excellent computational skills with proven ability to programme in a high level language (such as R), particularly with respect to modelling and data analysis.
3. Good communication skills, with evidence of documenting their work in a clear and understandable manner, preparing reports for publication and delivering effective presentations to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
4. Strong planning and organisational skills, able to manage their own workload and prioritise effectively, and dealing with competing demands.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

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 Tanja Miethe who can be reached at Tanja.miethe@gov.scot or Helen Dobby who can be reached at Helen.dobby@gov.scot.

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

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