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Title  

Applied Marine Ecologists (x2)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location   England (East Anglia)
Town/City   Peterborough or Aberdeen
Salary   Starting salary £27,247 per annum
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   25/09/2017
Company Name   Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Contact Name  
Telephone   01733 562626
Email   recruitment@jncc.gov.uk
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Description  

As statutory advisor on nature conservation to the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations, JNCC are looking for two Applied Marine Ecologists to join the marine monitoring team, based in either Peterborough or Aberdeen. These are 1 year fixed term appointments.

As an applied marine ecologist, you will undertake a range of duties which may include (but not be limited to):

  • Working alongside specialists in the Marine Evidence and Marine Monitoring teams to prepare objectives and specifications for offshore MPA and wider environment surveys or other related data analysis and interpretation;
  • Leading in the development of survey designs, including consideration of experimental design, statistical power, appropriate sampling techniques and value for money;
  • Contributing to quality assurance of survey deliverables including proper use of taxonomic nomenclature, appropriate statistical analyses, and validity of any conclusions drawn;
  • Defining the methods, standards, quality control procedures and sampling strategies needed to deliver monitoring for benthic habitats;
  • Producing advice for monitoring benthic habitats in the context of wider biodiversity monitoring, through data collation and interpretation, GIS analysis and preliminary statistical analysis;
  • Contributing to the development and testing of indicators for monitoring and assessment of seabed habitats.

The post holders will work collaboratively with members of their own team, and other teams within JNCC to deliver robust evidence and advice to support JNCC’s conservation work. The post holders will also work with colleagues in the country nature conservation bodies, Defra, Marine Scotland, public bodies such as the MMO, and with colleagues from other EU Member States.

For more information about the skills/competencies required for this post, visit our website www.jncc.defra.gov.uk/jobs where you can download the details and the relevant application form and find out more about our work. Alternatively, contact us via recruitment@jncc.gov.uk and we will email the relevant documentation to you.

 

The closing date is 09:00 on 25 September 2017.

The anticipated interview date is during week commencing 09 October 2017.

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