Marine Scotland

Vacancy: Fisheries Statistican, closing date 4 June 2019

May 8, 2019 by No Comments

We are currently seeking applications for a Fisheries Statistician 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.

This post has arisen due to the increased need to respond to requests for robust scientific fisheries data for Scotland, to support fisheries management and policy decision making. The post will play a key role in the collection, provision and publication of scientific data by Marine Scotland Science (MSS). Duties will include developing improvements to survey designs, statistical analysis of a variety of fisheries survey data, international collaboration with similar experts, mainly within the ICES community, and the publication of results through peer-reviewed papers. The opportunity to take part in fisheries surveys on research and commercial vessels will be available.

Qualifications Required:
A post-graduate qualification in a scientific subject with a high numeric content.

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. Expertise in a high level programming language, preferably the R statistical environment, specifically the writing and documenting of robust code for use by others, ideally by means of R-packages.
  2. Excellent understanding of statistical sampling design and statistical data analysis, and experience of the management, quality control and statistical analysis of large or complex data sets, preferably with a fisheries or marine theme.
  3. The ability to plan, manage and deliver on substantial research projects, for example a PhD or research grant.
  4. The ability to communicate results to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, demonstrated by authorship of scientific reports and/or peer-reviewed scientific papers, and delivery of presentations, for example at conferences, meetings or workshops.

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 liz.clarke@scot.gov or +44 0131 244 3399.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0131 244 5739 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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