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Marine Mammal Biologist

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Job summary

£30652 - £35110
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
12 February 2021 at midnight
IRC85365 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Marine Mammal Biologist within the 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.

The post-holder will work alongside the REEA staff at MSS to contribute to achieving Scottish Government goals for marine renewable energy and for protecting the marine environment. This will be achieved through contributing to the provision of advice to MS-LOT on interactions between marine mammals and the emerging marine renewable energy industries, and to MSPPD on marine mammal conservation issues. The post will also contribute to ongoing marine mammal research projects that involve the collection, processing and analyses of acoustic data.

Qualifications Required
A relevant graduate qualification in a marine biology or demonstrable equivalent experience.

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. A good understanding of regulation, legislation and research relating to marine mammals in Scottish or European waters.
2. A good understanding of the ecology, population status and trends of marine mammals in the UK, and of key issues related to marine mammals.
3. The ability to work independently with good organisational skills, and effectively manage projects.
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain scientific concepts to varied audiences, particularly in a professional context.

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 Ewan Edwards who can be reached at ewan.edwards@gov.scot or Kate Brookes at kate.brookes@gov.scot.   

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


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