Oceanographic Instrumentation & Robotics Support Scientist

Salary: 27,830 - 31,302 per annum
Fixed Term Appointment for 2 years

We are seeking a Support Scientist to contribute to SAMS research projects in the area of physical oceanography and technology. Using novel instrumentation and robotic systems (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs, gliders) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)), our research focuses on the marine processes in the European continental seas, the North Atlantic and the Arctic oceans. Working within a small but dynamic team, your duties will range from instrument maintenance, autonomous platform operations, fieldwork at sea, through to data processing and analysis.

We are looking for someone highly motivated, pro-active and flexible, with experience in collecting and processing oceanographic data. You will have a first degree in a numerical discipline (e.g. Oceanography, Physics, Maths, Environmental Science), and have excellent communication and organisational skills. The post holder will work within a technical team of five support scientists, and collaborate closely with several principal scientists, researchers and Ph.D. students.

The post duties include out-of-hours glider piloting and offshore seagoing, which may attract additional monetary compensation. You must also pass an ENG1 medical and sea-survival course to fulfil seagoing duties on research cruises.

Further information is available online at www.sams.ac.uk. Alternatively, please write to: Human Resources, Oceanographic Instrumentation & Robotics Support Scientist, Job Ref D16/19.ED The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll PA37 1QA or e-mail recruitment@sams.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 27th January 2020.

Interviews will be held week of 17th February 2020.

SAMS is a registered Scottish charity (SC 009206), has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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