Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science


Marine Litter Scientist


£26,805 - £31,103
Lowestoft


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 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:
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Cefas marine litter portfolio;
  • Provide options for mitigation of entry of litter (including microplastics and polymers) into the marine environment, along with provision of recommendations on setting up of approaches/analytical framework for testing and comparing clean-up technologies;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of best practices in relation to land- and sea-based sources of marine litter;
  • Establish relationships with a range of colleagues, customers and stakeholders to support delivery of project outcomes;
  • Support outreach and knowledge transfer across the scientific community and via stakeholder consultations and workshops.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

You should have relevant experience in the field of marine litter (e.g., specifically knowledge of national/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: 23 February 2018.

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