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Senior Acoustician -Cefas

Reference number: 354525
Salary: £39,150 – £43,280
A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
Job grade: Senior Executive Officer
Contract type: Permanent
Business area: CEFAS – Science
Type of role: Science
Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time
Number of jobs available: 1

Application deadline : 1st July 2024

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior scientist to lead on fisheries acoustic monitoring and Research and Development as part of a range of Government, research council and internationally funded projects including the Blue Belt Programme and Fisheries Stock Monitoring Charter and Research Vessel surveys.

You will contribute to Cefas’ acoustic capability by developing, maintaining, and managing a dynamic acoustic science area that contributes to a growing number of (meso) pelagic fisheries studies, including ecosystem surveys and monitoring impacts of windfarms.

You will be responsible for the design and delivery of monitoring initiatives which collect acoustic data on a range of platforms, from our state-of-the-art Research Vessel Cefas Endeavour, recently upgraded to a broadband system, to uncrewed surface vehicles and fixed platforms.

You will have knowledge and technical understanding of fisheries acoustic data collection, calibration, processing and post-processing, experience of working at sea, on both commercial and research vessels. You will lead on the delivery of projects and develop and promote the application of fisheries acoustic technologies to monitor fish and ecosystems.

You will be expected to work with national and international scientific and management organisations making a real impact to marine environmental management and policy.

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