Marine Scotland

Vacancy: Shellfish Stock Assessment Modeller, closing date 10 March

February 14, 2020 by No Comments | Category Marine Scotland general, Marine Scotland Science, Uncategorized, Vacancies

Salary: £29759 – £34087
Location: Aberdeen
Hours: Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date: 10 March 2020 at midnight
Reference: IRC82515E

We are currently seeking applications for a Shellfish Stock Assessment Modeller within Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen. This is a 24 month fixed term 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 post of Shellfish Stock Assessment Modeller in the Stock Assessment and Modelling Group will play a key role in supporting the advice provided by Marine Scotland Science (MSS) to the Scottish Government. The post holder will be responsible for developing approaches (for data compilation and stock assessment) to be used in support of advice on sustainable shellfish fisheries management.

The Stock Assessment and Modelling Group is part of the wider Fisheries Assessment and Advice Programme within the Coastal and Offshore Fisheries Network of Marine Scotland Science, based at the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen. This post will report to the Stock Assessment and Modelling Group leader.

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. Evidence of strong numeric ability with experience of applying mathematical models to environmental, biological or fishery systems.
2. Good computational skills with proven ability to programme in a high level language (such as R), particularly with respect to data manipulation and analysis.
3. Excellent communication skills with experience of preparing reports.
4. Strong planning and organisational skills, able to manage their own workload and prioritise effectively, dealing with competing demands.

Further Information:

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants“. 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 Helen Dobby who can be reached at or 01312443001.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the recruitment team via

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