Marine Scotland

Vacancy – Fisheries Advisor (closing date 9 February 2018)

January 11, 2018 by No Comments

We are currently seeking applications for a Fisheries Advisor 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 postholder will be the principal Scientific Fisheries Advisor for Scotland. He or she will provide the main point of contact between Marine Scotland Science and a wide range of internal and external organisations and individuals (including, but not limited to, fisheries policy colleagues in Edinburgh, London and Brussels, the Scottish fishing industry and relevant environmental groups).  The postholder will also work with other senior managers within MSS to ensure the delivery of advice, contribute to the effective operation of the Programme, carry out relevant scientific analysis as required, conduct appropriate and original research, and potentially perform a corporate role to be determined by Marine Scotland’s Head of Science.

Qualifications Required
Applicants should be educated to postgraduate degree level (e.g. MSc, MRes, PhD) in mathematics, statistics, biological science or environmental science.

Essential Criteria
1. In-depth knowledge and extensive experience of fisheries science.
2. Good computational skills, with proven ability to programme in a high level language such as R, C++ or MATLAB, and the ability to easily adapt to new packages.
3. Experience of presenting scientific results, preparing reports and making presentations, and communicating with specialist and non-specialist audiences.
4. Experience of leading and managing collaborative scientific teams, and of working with fisheries stakeholders in a science-policy interface.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find a link to 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 Dr Coby Needle who can be reached at or 0131 244 3304.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Helen McLean on 0131 244 8217 or

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