Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Marine Systems Scientist

Payband 4, Civil Service Equivalent EO
Full-time, Part-time, flexible working, job share
REF: 1508089


To deliver marine observation projects with established objectives and goals. This will involve equipment preparation/calibration, in addition to seagoing operations for deployment and recovery of marine observation equipment, and the processing, analysis and quality assurance of acquired scientific data.


Preparation, servicing and fault finding of sampling equipment and subsequent Quality Assurance of data. The role will involve Cefas Endeavour surveys and small boat work. Support for important seagoing surveys including liaising with stakeholders as required. You will be required to promote and ensure a culture of innovation to drive forward improvements, in delivery and operational matters to ensure we continue to learn from experiences and deliver a professional service to our customers.


You will ideally have a working knowledge of the processes involved in the preparation, servicing and fault finding of sampling equipment and subsequent Quality Assurance of data.

Some technical knowledge and experience is essential for this role and you must be able to demonstrate your skills and experience in these areas:

  • You will have demonstrable data handling and processing skills.
  • You will possess an attention to detail as you will be required to process data, maintain quality data records and undertake QA.
  • You will have working knowledge of making biogeochemical measurements in the marine environment.
  • You will be experienced and skilled in delivering surveys and providing technical support.
  • Knowledge and safe working on ships and near water would be desirable.
  • You will have some experience and ability to write reports and technical papers.

Academic qualifications required for direct entry to this pay band 4 post is a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. This requirement may be waived for internal candidates with relevant experience.

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Closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th November 2016

published: 14 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.