Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Marine Litter Scientist
Payband 5, Civil Service Equivalent HEO
Based in our Lowestoft Laboratory and working within the Cefas Monitoring Group, you will provide support to the Cefas Principal Investigator for the Marine Litter topic. This will involve supporting the delivery of a number of projects relating to national and international marine litter assessment and monitoring, including provision of advice and recommendations for approaches to mitigate against inputs of litter and microplastics into the marine environment along with their potential impacts.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Academic qualifications required for this Payband 5 post are a degree or an equivalent qualification. You should have relevant experience in the field of marine litter (e.g., specifically knowledge of OSPAR, MSFD and international commitments and conventions relating to marine litter) along with appropriate management training/qualifications. Specific experience in the fields of polymer science and production, recycling and waste management systems/solutions and the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) would also be advantageous.
The ability to travel (including possibly overseas) and work flexibly is essential.
Closing date for applications is 14 August 2017.