Marine Scotland

Vacancy – Marine Ornithologist (closing date 20 November)

October 26, 2018 by No Comments

We are currently seeking applications for a Marine Ornithologist within Marine Scotland Science based in Aberdeen. This is fixed term appointment and pensionable appointment until 31st March 2022 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.

You will work within the INTERREG VA funded MarPAMM project focussing on delivery of the work package titled “Seabird Monitoring”. This will deliver seabird population viability analyses and pressure mapping, and expert input into: development of the seabird census; monitoring and tracking tender specifications; provision of access to Vessel Management System (VMS) data to project partners; writing of technical and non-technical reports; dissemination of project methods and findings to relevant industry, policy and technical stakeholders; and participation in contract steering groups. The post holder will be required to work collaboratively with other institutions, requiring a strong outward focus, excellent communication skills, travel within the UK and overseas, and an ability to work well with a range of different colleagues.

Qualifications Required
You will be expected to hold a relevant university 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 including undertaking seabird monitoring or tracking fieldwork.
2. Demonstrable data analysis and statistical skills, including use of specialist statistical software, such as R.
3. The ability to work independently with good organisational skills and effectively manage projects.
4. Excellent written and oral 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 Finlay Bennet who can be reached at or 0131 244 2647.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Angela McLachlan on 0131 244 4682 or

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