Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Marine Litter Data Analyst

£26,805 - £31,103

Based in our Lowestoft Laboratory and working within the Cefas Monitoring Group, you will provide support to the Marine Litter Team and Cefas Principal Investigator for the Marine Litter topic. This will involve supporting the delivery of several projects relating to national and international marine litter issues, 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.

  • Provide options for practical delivery of national and international marine litter sampling, assessment and monitoring
  • Develop and maintain data management systems and oversee the submission of marine litter data
  • Analyse and report data as required for national/international requirements, and improve quality assurance and quality control in relation to marine litter data streams
  • Support and oversee on-going field monitoring and laboratory activities across a range of marine litter projects
  • Assist with microplastic analysis and reporting.

You should have relevant experience in the field of marine litter (e.g., knowledge of monitoring techniques, national/international drivers and requirements) along with appropriate management training/qualifications. Demonstrable experience of marine field working would be advantageous, especially in the field of marine litter. Opportunity will be available for offshore working on Cefas' Research Vessel, RV Endeavour, as well as internationally, as project needs dictate. The post holder will be required to work autonomously in the field and be able to make in-situ decisions to comply with health and safety regulations, whilst still maintaining data quality. Specific experience with statistical assessment methods, R and management of large datasets would also be advantageous. This post requires an individual who has a strong work ethic and who can work as part of a successful team. With the varying nature of the work, Cefas is looking for an innovative individual who can learn quickly, and implement new techniques to assist with our ever-expanding role. The ability to travel (including possibly overseas) and work flexibly is essential.

Closing date: 22 February 2018.

published: 30 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.