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Graduate Marine Biologist based Guildford UK

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Sectors   Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location   England (South East)
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   First Level
Company Name   Thomson Environmental Consultants
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Description  

Thomson Environmental Consultants are experts in environmental compliance. Our specialist teams have been advising our clients across various sectors, on how to achieve their objectives and meet required environmental compliance since 2004. We cover a breadth of specialisms and are always pragmatic with our advice. With offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, Guildford, Leeds and Manchester, our teams provide: ecological advice; undertake surveys and assessments; habitat design and creation; ecological contracting; invasive species management; freshwater and marine consultancy; arboriculture consultancy and contracting; data management and mapping; and marine laboratory services (invertebrates, fish and sediment analyses).

You can find out more about the type, size and scope of the projects we work on here: https://www.thomsonec.com/projects/

You’ll be joining a company which is ambitious, progressive, rapidly growing and offers certainty in times of change. One where you play a key part in shaping the future and where you will be directly rewarded for your contributions to its growth, as we are proudly employee owned. We are constantly innovating and being opportunistic to market changes. This is demonstrated through many recent in-house development projects and the addition of climate change and biodiversity net gain to our commercial offering to our clients. It really is an exciting time to join #teamthomson!

Our workplace is happy and friendly - we are commercial but not corporate, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. As an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) our collective efforts generate results that translate into greater rewards for everyone. You’ll enjoy all the benefits we have to offer, including EOT approved bonuses (after a qualifying period), the opportunity to contribute to and lead on high-profile, once in a life-time projects, 25 days annual leave, discounted gym membership, excellent training and development opportunities and regular social events.

Position

Do you know the difference between Aphrodita and Ophelia? Would you like a unique opportunity to work with benthic specialists in a company focussing on all areas of environmental consultancy?

Are you passionate about marine surveys, species identifiation and love being in the laboratory with your microscope? If so, then we would be delighted to hear from you!

We have an opportunity for a Graduate Marine Biologist to join our team in Guildford. As part of our marine team you will be involved in benthic faunal sample analysis for a variety of exciting projects from both the UK and abroad. You will be given the opportunity to learn taxonomic identification skills from world experts and will become involved in other areas such as Particle Size Analysis and surveys. You will be either a recent graduate or have worked in a laboratory already.

Requirements

The successful candidate must have

  • a degree in Marine Biology or a related subject
  • the ability to work to the pressures of a commercial laboratory
  • an enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn.

Ideally you will also have

  • previous experience in benthic faunal sample processing
  • previous experience of Particle Size Analysis
  • previous experience of survey work

Other information

This opportunity is offered on a fixed term basis, immediate start until end of December. and is based at our modern office on the picturesque Surrey Research Park in Guildford. The successful candidate will live within commuting distance of Guildford or be prepared to relocate.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to undertake a technical assessment to demonstrate their skills in identification of fauna.

You can find out more about our world leading team of specialists and what they do, by reading some of our recent news articles:

www.thomsonec.com/news/through-the-lens-what-is-benthic-analysis-and-what-is-it-good-for/
www.thomsonec.com/news/journey-of-a-sample-through-the-marine-lab/

Learn more about our Thomson story through a recent podcast from our CEO, Nancy Thomson.

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