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Marine Mammal Scientist

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Job summary

£31266 - £35813
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
09 April 2021 at midnight
IRC85501 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Marine Mammal Scientist within 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.

The successful candidate will join the Renewable Energy Environmental Advice (REEA) Group is part of the Renewables and Energy Programme (REP) of Marine Scotland Science (MSS). REEA performs a number of tasks concerned mainly with the offshore and onshore renewable energy industries. This involves work on renewable energy development in the marine environment, but also on infrastructure projects designed to support the marine renewables industry, such as port redevelopment.

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. A good understanding of the biology of marine mammals in north west European waters, and of policy issues in relation to these species. 
2. Experience of managing marine mammal research projects, including seagoing fieldwork, data management and reporting.
3. Demonstrable data analysis skills, including statistical modelling, using specialist software such as R or Matlab.
4. The ability to work independently with good organisational skills, and to maintain good working relationships with internal and external colleagues/collaborators.

Applicants who are EU Nationals
Any applicant with, or applying for, EU Settled Status, must provide one of the following;
• If you have already been given Settled Status, please e-mail evidence of this to recruitment@gov.scot when you submit your application.
• If you have applied for Settled Status and are awaiting a decision, please e-mail recruitment@gov.scot confirming this when you submit your application.
• Failure to provide this information or a suitable alternative evidencing your right to work in the UK will result in your application being automatically rejected.

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.
For this vacancy, please refer to the Competencies for Band B and the Specialist Competencies Framework.
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 Ewan Edwards who can be reached at Ewan.Edwards@gov.scot

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 'Webex' 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.

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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