Marine Taxonomist Positions - Gloucester and Oban

21st June 2024


We are a leading marine environmental consultancy specialising in providing survey, technical and advisory services to organisations delivering and governing the global blue economy. We recently became part of DNV, the world’s leading classification society and advisor to the maritime industry. This merger has enabled an exciting expansion of our services and client base throughout the UK and internationally.



These new roles will provide unique opportunities to work in and help shape a growing and dynamic organisation alongside a team of passionate marine scientists. We offer industry competitive salaries commensurate with experience, with associated benefits including private health options, extensive training opportunities and a flexible working policy.

These roles will be based in the UK at our Gloucester and Oban laboratories.


Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be involved in a full range of sample processing and wider laboratory activities including elutriation, sorting, identification, enumeration and biomassing of benthic species from intertidal, coastal and deep-water environments.

Ideally, applicants should have:

• A clear and demonstrable passion for marine science;
• A conscientious and enthusiastic attitude;
• An appreciation of the need to work to tight timeframes within a commercial laboratory setting;
• A BSc degree in marine biology (or similar marine related discipline).

Other desirable skills/experience include:

• Professional or post-graduate experience in the field of marine taxonomy;
• Experience in identification of macrobenthic and epibenthic species found in the NE Atlantic;
• Experience in analysis and interpretation of seabed imagery;
• Experience in zooplankton, phytoplankton and/or freshwater invertebrate identification;
• Experience working to recognised quality control scheme standards (e.g. NMBAQC);
• Experience in identification of macrobenthic species from tropical, sub-tropical and/or deep-water environments.



Please submit your CV and a covering letter to Closing date for applications: 18th July 2024.

* Please note, we may close this position earlier in case of finding suitable candidates.