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Multidisciplinary Diagnostician

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Job summary

Salary
£26155 - £29192
Location
Aberdeen
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
13 August 2020 at midnight
Reference
IRC84389E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Multidisciplinary Diagnostician with 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.

One of the key roles of the Aquaculture and Fish Health branch within Marine Scotland Science is to support a healthy, sustainable aquaculture industry and to safeguard the health of wild stocks, through regulation and scientific advice backed by high quality research. The team is based at the MSS, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen and consists of approximately 35 staff working within the fish disease remit. The team includes Scotland's Fish Health Inspectorate who provide fish health surveillance and para-veterinary services for the Scottish Government as well as a dedicated Aquarium group. The disease diagnostic group consists of 10 staff with a wide variety of expertise in the following scientific disciplines:- histopathology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology and virology.

The post-holder will work as part of a disease diagnostic group within the Aquaculture and Fish Health branch and will contribute toward the generation of high quality scientific data. A key role of the AFH branch is to prevent the introduction and spread of serious aquatic diseases in Scotland as well as investigating and diagnosing unexplained mortalities.
By providing high quality molecular, microbiology, virology and histology laboratory skills, the successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution towards the diagnosis of fish, shellfish and crustacean diseases. The post-holder will require excellent communication, organisational and molecular biology laboratory skills.

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. The candidate must have previous experience of performing conventional PCR, nested-PCR and real-time PCR assays.
2. The candidate must demonstrate that they can produce clear, concise and well-structured written reports.
3. The successful applicant must be adaptable and able to embrace new procedures and methodologies, contributing ideas and energy to continuous improvement.
4. The candidate must be prepared to work with aquatic animal tissue material.

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 recruitment@gov.scot

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



We are currently seeking applications for a Multidisciplinary Diagnostician with Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen.[u1]  This is a permanent and [u2] 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.



 



Overview



One of the key roles of the Aquaculture and Fish Health branch within Marine Scotland Science is to support a healthy, sustainable aquaculture industry and to safeguard the health of wild stocks, through regulation and scientific advice backed by high quality research.



The team is based at the MSS, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen and consists of approximately 35 staff working within the fish disease remit. The team includes Scotland's Fish Health Inspectorate who provide fish health surveillance and para-veterinary services for the Scottish Government as well as a dedicated Aquarium group. The disease diagnostic group consists of 10 staff with a wide variety of expertise in the following scientific disciplines:- histopathology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology and virology.




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. The candidate must have previous experience of performing conventional PCR, nested-PCR and real-time PCR assays.



2. The candidate must demonstrate that they can produce clear, concise and well-structured written reports.



3. The successful applicant must be adaptable and able to embrace new procedures and methodologies, contributing ideas and energy to continuous improvement.



4. The candidate must be prepared to work with aquatic animal tissue material.

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 HR Resourcing who can be reached at recruitment@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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