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Part Time Plankton Analyst – Scottish Government

If you have an interest in the marine environment and would like to work on one of the most respected environmental monitoring programmes (the Scottish Coastal Observatory) in Europe, then we would like to hear from you.

We have two exciting part time (18.5 hours per week) opportunities for Plankton Analysts in our Science, Evidence, Digital and Data (SEDD) portfolio which sits within the Scottish Government’s Marine Directorate.

The main role of these posts is the identification and enumeration of plankton in support of SEDD work relating to environmental monitoring and assessments for the OSLO/PARIS commission (OSPAR) and the UK Marine Strategy status.  You will ensure your work supports data quality requirements and will also work to assist in the general running of the plankton labs in Aberdeen.  The posts also involve weekly field sampling trips and may also provide the opportunity to participate in offshore sampling cruises.  These posts  will be expected to work closely and flexibly across SEDD, where necessary in line with annual delivery plans.

Due to the nature of this role, you will be expected to participate in field work activities at sea.  You will also be expected to work in a laboratory setting onsite at the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen for the majority of the working week.

This is a 24 month Fixed Term Appointment with the possibility of extension.

Essential Criteria & Qualifications

Hold a minimum of a HND in biological science or equivalent and have worked for at least one year within a scientific laboratory environment.

More information here

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