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Marine Bioacoustician – Scottish Government

ID 2024-9030
No of Posts 1
Closing Date 17/07/2024
Salary GBP £36,585.00/Per Annum
Category Science
Hire Type External / OGD

Do you want to play an important role in tackling the climate change emergency by helping to enable the sustainable development of offshore wind in Scotland?

We are looking for someone who is passionate about applying and communicating the best available science in policy and decision making, has expertise in underwater noise and bioacoustics and is enthusiastic about applying their analytical skills to improve understanding of the effect of human activities on the marine environment.  If this is you, then we would like to hear from you.

In January 2022, Crown Estate Scotland announced the successful applicants to the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round to commence a new phase of offshore wind farm construction in Scottish waters helping Scotland meet its Net Zero targets, become carbon neutral by 2045 and tackle the climate emergency. The Scottish Government is responsible for identifying where the ScotWind projects will be located, administering the related offshore planning consents, and ensuring that projects are delivered in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Renewables and Ecology Team (R&E) in the Marine Directorate provides specialist scientific advice to regulators and policy makers to support this.

The Marine Bioacoustician will provide scientific advice on underwater noise related to offshore renewable energy projects and other policy and management related areas. You will help to build the evidence base relied upon by decision makers, to ensure that our advice continues to be supported by the best available evidence. You will also work to collect, process, and analyse underwater acoustic data to support statutory reporting, as well as contributing to work to better understand the impacts of underwater noise to the marine environment.

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