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Aquarium Project Technician – SAMS

Location:  SAMS, Oban

Contract Type: Fixed Term – 2 years

Working Pattern:  Full Time (37 hours per week)

Salary Range:  £23,144 – £25,138 per annum

Closing date: 25th June 2024

The Role

The Alan Ansell Research Aquarium at SAMS hosts a broad range of constantly changing projects in the areas of research, enterprise and education.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for marine science, to join us in helping to deliver the operational aspects of these projects, as well as involvement with the day-to-day monitoring and running of the aquarium.

The role will involve highly rewarding work, carried out closely with several leading researchers. You will provide cross disciplinary technical support in set up, day-to-day running, monitoring and data collection of aquarium-based experiments. In addition, you will liaise with researchers regarding future projects and ongoing experiments and will assist the Aquarium Manager in monitoring, maintaining, and making alterations of aquarium infrastructure.

There will be considerable opportunity to develop your technical knowledge and skills around the effective and safe functioning of a research aquarium.

Our Ideal Candidate

Enthusiastic, with a very keen interest in marine science. Experience or knowledge of aquatic systems is beneficial.

Must be organised and practical, ideally with experience of (experimental) monitoring and recording.

A high level of self-motivation and diligence is necessary, and an ability to work to instruction or independently, as needed, is required.

A relevant degree (or equivalent experience) is required but ability to analyse, rapidly diagnose and solve problems is also important.

Good communication skills are essential, as there will be a range of work carried out with different individuals.

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