Marine Scotland

Vacancy – Marine Ornithologist (closing date 6 March 2018)

February 9, 2018 by No Comments

We are currently seeking applications for a Marine Ornithologist within Marine Scotland Science (MSS) 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 Marine Ornithologist will work alongside the Ornithology Specialist at MSS to contribute to achieving Scottish Government goals for marine renewable energy and for protecting the marine environment. This will be achieved through the provision of specialist advice to the Marine Scotland Licensing and Operations Team on interactions between marine birds and the emerging marine renewable energy industries, and to the Marine Scotland Planning and Policy Division on marine bird conservation issues. This advice will be placed into the context of the interactions of marine bird populations and marine renewables, and of the legislation and regulatory processes that are relevant to marine birds in Scotland.

Qualifications Required

A minimum of a BSc. degree. Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable. If you are in any doubt please contact the Resourcing Officer named at the end of this advert to discuss.

Essential Criteria

  1. A good understanding of seabird biology and regulation, legislation and research relating to marine birds in Scottish or European waters.
  2. Demonstrable data analysis and statistical skills, using specialist statistical software, such as R, Genstat or Matlab.
  3. The ability to work independently with good organisational skills and effectively manage projects.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain scientific concepts to varied audiences.

 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 Dr Jared Wilson or call 0131 244 9103.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 0131 244 5597 or via Recruitment.


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