Marine Scotland

Vacancy: Assistant Marine Chemist, closing date: 25 June 2019

May 31, 2019 by No Comments

We are currently seeking applications for an Assistant Marine Chemist within Marine Scotland 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 main role of this post is to undertake chemical and physical analyses of water, sediment and biota in support of Marine Scotland priority work areas such as environmental assessments for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and OSPAR.

This involves collection, logging, preparation and analysis of environmental samples for water chemistry (chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen, marine carbonate chemistry) and physical analyses of sediment and biota (particle size, organic carbon and lipid determinations). All chemical analyses are accredited by the UK accreditation service and work practices are therefore to ISO 17025 standards.

The post also provides data to colleagues in the Planning and Environmental Advice Programme in support of their research on understanding the functioning of, and human impacts on, aquatic ecosystems. The post holder may be given the opportunity to participate in research cruises and environmental sampling.

Qualifications Required

For jobs in Band A, you must hold a minimum of 5 Standard Grades (grades 1 – 3) or Ordinary Grades (A-C) including English, a numerical subject and a science.

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. Basic laboratory skills, for example through studying a science
  2. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, planning and organising work to meet agreed deadlines
  3. An ability to follow written and verbal instructions and work accurately
  4. Knowledge and understanding of use of Word, Excel

Further Information

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 Pamela Walsham who can be reached at pamela.walsham@gov.scot or 0131 244 2500.

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