Survey Scientist 

Payband 4, Civil Service Equivalent EO

Full-time, Part-time, flexible working, job share
REF: 1564813

A key role to support in-field data acquisition to ensure and maintain high quality evidence provision and support for our excellent science. Such data will be used to explore the potential and realised risks to the marine environment from coastal infrastructure developments.

You will be required to work in the field, both intertidal and subtidal, with a variety of sampling gears. The work involves contributing to integrated programmes of marine physical, chemical and biological studies. Though the role will predominantly involve work at nearshore and coastal sites nationally, there may be the opportunity for offshore working on the RV Cefas Endeavour, as well as internationally, as project needs dictate. You will eventually 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. You should show good attention to detail and an understanding of the importance of data quality procedures but also have the confidence to make decisions that may require work to be stopped when it is no longer safe/viable to proceed. You will be required to travel regularly and should, therefore, be prepared to do so on a regular (monthly) basis. The trips are normally between one and two weeks in length but may, at times, be longer.

Demonstrable experience of marine field working would be advantageous, though terrestrial experience would also be considered relevant. You will be required to work remotely at intertidal locations as well as be involved in small boat activities. While working on site at Lowestoft, you will be required to undertake a variety of activities such as maintaining equipment, simple lab analysis and some reporting. 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 field techniques to assist with our ever-expanding role.

Academic qualification required for this Payband 4 post is a Degree in an environmental science or equivalent discipline. You should have demonstrable experience of experimental and/ or monitoring field working (university or professional).

For full details and to apply online please go to Civil Service Jobs 

Closing date for applications is 2 January 2018

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