Benthic Ecologist - Marine Scotland

Posted: 17 March 2021

Closing: 12 April 2021

Category: MASTS

Salary
£30652 - £35110
Location
Aberdeen
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
12 April 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee
This post will be within the Ecology and Conservation Group at Marine Scotland Science, in Aberdeen, currently made up of 10 people. The Ecology and Conservation Group provides ecological and conservation advice and underpinning science for the Environment Monitoring and Assessment, Planning and Environmental Advice and Coastal and Offshore Fisheries Programmes. The group provides advice on fishery closures, Good Environmental Status (GES) and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and carries out ecological studies of macro-benthos, zooplankton and fish in order to support the Scottish MPA Project and the UK Marine Strategy. The group also answers questions about climate change impacts, fish movements and dynamics, vulnerability of priority marine species and trophic interactions.

The post will also provide more general laboratory support.