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Marine Ecology Adviser- Nature Scot

Contract Type Temporary, Full Time (18 months from start of contract)
Starting Salary £30,340
Location Inverness, Nature Scot, IV3 8NW, GB
Reference 1011–315
Deadline 12 noon on 6 August 2021
Internal interviews scheduled 18 August 2021
External interviews scheduled 31 August 2021

NatureScot is offering a temporary, full-time post within NatureScot’s Marine Ecosystems Activity. The successful candidate will be part of a small team working on our seabed habitat monitoring, assessment and reporting programme. This post will directly contribute to the development and delivery of NatureScot’s new approach to marine biodiversity monitoring under the Scottish MPA Monitoring Strategy. The post will have specific responsibilities in relation to the OSPAR Threatened and/or Declining habitat Sea‐pen and burrowing megafauna communities, including delivery of a status assessment in early 2022 and development of imagery analysis methods. The post holder will plan and participate in boat-based seabed habitat surveys in 2022 and analyse the data collected to inform future reports to the Scottish Parliament on the status of the MPA network.

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For information regarding the vacancy, please contact:
Ben James, Vacancy Manager (Marine Monitoring and Evidence Manager) (between 8-13 July) or Laura Steel / Lisa Kamphausen (Marine Ecology Advisers) (between 14 July-6 August).

Email: [email protected] Tel: 01463 725235
Email: [email protected] Tel: 01463 725236
Email: [email protected] Tel: 01463 725014

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Closing date: 06/08/2021
Location: Inverness
Salary: £30,340
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