Otolith Reader Scottish Government - Coastal and Offshore Fisheries Network Aberdeen

Posted: 10 January 2019

Closing: 05 February 2019

Category: Non MASTS


£28891 - £33094
Location Aberdeen
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 05 February 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC61207Ea
Employment Type Permanent Employee


We are currently seeking applications for an Otolith Reader within the Coastal and Offshore Fisheries Network based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The successful candidate will join the Fisheries Data Collection team consisting of 19 scientists collecting data as part of the stock assessment process. The role involves the use of microscopy techniques to determine ages of fish species important to the Scottish fishing industry. The job holder will also: line-manage and train colleagues; undertake data entry; participate in quality assurance of other readers; and there may be the possibility for survey and market sampling work as well as occasional attendance at national and international meetings.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Good organisational skills, with an ability to plan and prioritise work and use your own initiative.
2. Experienced in undertaking age determination of a wide variety of species and aptitude for learning new species.
3. Evidence of accurate scientific data recording and entry
4. Experience of training and managing colleagues conducting scientific data collection.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Nabeil Salama who can be reached at nabeil.salama@gov.scot or 01312443205.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 01312445597 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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