Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Senior Marine Litter Scientist
£34,030 - £40,049
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 developing innovative science for the delivery of projects relating to national and international marine litter issues, including provision of advice and recommendations for approaches to mitigate against the inputs of litter and microplastics to the marine environment.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
You should have relevant experience of marine litter science and policy (e.g., specifically knowledge of national/ international commitments and conventions relating to marine litter) along with appropriate management training/qualifications. You will be confident working and advising at senior management level and preferably familiar with working in a government or similar organisation, and the associated sensitivities and need for political judgement. Specific experience in the fields of polymer science and production, recycling and waste management systems/solutions and the application of best practices in relation to marine litter would be advantageous. Knowledge of land and sea based sources of litter and mechanisms to tackle those would also be welcome. 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 lab and field techniques to assist with our ever-expanding role. The ability to travel (including possibly overseas) and work flexibly is essential. There is an opportunity 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.
Closing date: 23 February 2018.