New Consultancy
& Laboratory Positions

8th August 2018

Senior Marine Taxonomist

The following will be essential to be considered for this post:
 
• Demonstrable expertise in accurate identification of macrobenthic and epibenthic species across all phyla found in the NE Atlantic;
• An appreciation of the need to work to tight timeframes within a commercial laboratory setting;
• Experience working to NMBAQC standards and projects involving external AQC;
• Experience creating and maintaining reference collections;
• A conscientious and enthusiastic attitude;
• A clear and demonstrable passion for marine taxonomy; and
• A minimum of a degree in marine biology (or similar marine related discipline).
 
Desirable skills/experience include:
 
• Experience in analysis and interpretation of seabed imagery;
• Experience in zooplankton, phytoplankton and/or freshwater invertebrate identification;
• A willingness to participate in intertidal and coastal surveys aboard our survey vessel or third-party vessels;
• Experience in identification of macrobenthic species from tropical, sub-tropical and/or cold water environments;
• In date offshore safety qualifications and medical certification; and
• MMO & PAM qualifications.
 
This position will be located at our dedicated macrobenthic laboratory in Epney, Gloucester.

Senior Marine Ecologist / Consultant

The following will be essential to be considered for this post:
 
• A minimum of 5 years professional or post-graduate experience in marine consultancy or research;
• Experience conducting coastal and offshore environmental sampling;
• A willingness to participate in coastal and offshore surveys aboard our survey vessel or third-party vessels;
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Word;
• Proficient in the use of GIS for survey design and producing report quality mapping;
• Demonstrable experience in writing high quality technical and research reports; and
• A minimum of a degree in marine biology (or similar marine related discipline).
 
Desirable skills/experience include:
 
• In date offshore safety qualifications and medical certification;
• Experience in reviewing geophysical data for habitat mapping purposes;
• Post-graduate qualifications;
• Proficient in conducting statistical analysis in PRIMER, R or similar; and
• Experience in analysing and reviewing seabed imagery.
 
This position will be located at our offices in Epney, Gloucester but will require the successful applicant to undertake coastal and offshore survey work for periods ranging from a few days to several weeks at a time. Part-time remote working may also be considered.

Laboratory Technician

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to provide general laboratory assistance and to fulfil a role in processing of marine sediment samples. Key responsibilities will include undertaking Particle Size Distribution (PSD) by dry/wet sieving and laser analysis, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analysis and Ash Free Dry Mass (AFDM) as well as assisting with the day to day running of our laboratory facilities.
 
You will also be responsible for supporting and maintaining our participation in the PSA component of the NMBAQC scheme and ensuring analysis is conducted in line with our MMO validation. Assistance with survey work may also be required on occasion.
 
The following will be essential to be considered for this post:
 
• Experience in working in a commercial or research laboratory;
• An appreciation of the need to work to tight timeframes;
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office;
• Strong organisational skills;
• A conscientious and enthusiastic attitude; and
• A minimum of a degree in a scientific discipline.
 
Desirable skills/experience include:
 
• Experience in handling and processing sediments and/or soils;
• Experience in processing biological samples;
• A willingness to participate in intertidal and coastal surveys aboard our survey vessel or third-party vessels; and
• In date offshore safety qualifications and medical certification.
 
This position will be located at our dedicated sediment laboratory in Epney, Gloucester.

Benefits

A role at Ocean Ecology will provide you with the opportunity to work in and help shape a rapidly growing organisation alongside a team of passionate marine scientists. We offer industry competitive salaries commensurate with experience, with associated benefits including a flexible working policy.
 
If you are interested in applying for any of the above roles, please send your CV and covering letter by email.

 
Closing date for submissions: Extended to 14th September 2018.