Marine Scotland

Vacancy – Senior Aquatic Epidemiological Modeller (closing date 20 November)

October 29, 2018 by No Comments

We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Aquatic Epidemiological modeller within the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries 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.

Marine Scotland requires a modeller to provide insights required to develop effective controls on disease and parasites of fish and shellfish.  Particular concerns are with sea lice and gill diseases of marine farmed salmon, but priorities change as problems are solved or new diseases emerge.  Modelling dispersal processes over areas is a particular focus of our research to support healthy salmon.

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. An excellent background in biological, veterinary, and/or epidemiological principles to higher degree level, or equivalent experience and a good experience of using numerical (mathematics, statistics, modelling) methods).
2. An excellent understanding of the principles of modelling and flexibility to learn new techniques.
3. Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate confidently within a team and to diverse audiences including policy and scientific audiences and readers.
4. Strong IT skills with an ability to programme (preferably in R) and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.

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 Sandy Murray who can be reached at or 0131 244 4327.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 0131 244 7719 or via

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