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Fisheries Data Manager

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Job summary

£30652 - £35110
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
14 January 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Fisheries Data Manager within the Marine Scotland Science 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.

This is a key post in the Sampling Design & Analysis Group of the Fisheries Data Programme. The post has arisen due to the increased need for robust scientific fisheries data for Scotland, to support fisheries management and policy decision making as a result of Brexit, and the corresponding requirement for increased expertise within these areas. The duties include the extraction, processing and analysis of biological sampling data to provide input data to fisheries stock assessments.

Qualifications Required
A post graduate degree with a high numerical or computational content.

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. Expertise in a high level programming language, preferably the R statistical environment, specifically the writing and documenting of robust code for use by others, ideally by means of R-packages.
2. Experience of the management and quality control of large or complex data sets. In particular management of relational databases and use of relational database querying languages such as SQL would be an advantage.
3. The ability to communicate results to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, demonstrated by authorship of scientific reports or peer-reviewed scientific papers, and delivery of presentations, for example at conferences, meetings or workshops.
4. The ability to deliver on substantial research projects, for example MSc, PhD or research grants.

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 Liz Clarke who can be reached at Liz.clarke@gov.scot

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


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