Marine Scotland

Vacancy – Fisheries Scientist – closing date 30 Oct

October 8, 2018 by No Comments

We are currently seeking applications for a Fisheries Scientist at Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 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 Statistics Group of the Fisheries Data Programme, supporting the collection, management and provision of fisheries data to ICES. The post-holder will manage and analyse data collected through the onshore market sampling, observer and research surveys, providing written reports as required. The post includes the opportunity for survey and catch sampling work as well as occasional attendance of national and international meetings, as such applicants must be willing to travel and, on occasion, to work unsociable hours.

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. Good organisational skills, with an ability to plan and prioritise work and use your own initiative to complete a project.
  2. Aptitude for writing and adapting short pieces of code in a high-level computer programming language such as R to carry out simple data manipulation, summaries, visualisation and analyses as part of a research project.
  3. A confident communicator, able to present results verbally and write scientific reports.
  4. Attention to detail required to collect, accurately record, quality check and manage scientific data.

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 or 0131 244 3399.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing on 0131 244 8148 or via .

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