Overview

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), as part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), undertakes world-class programs of scientific research in the polar regions as well as wherever polar expertise can be applied. We are looking for a Fish Ecologist to join our Ecosystems team and conduct research into the demersal fish of the Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The research is part of a BAS project that engages with a range of stakeholders including GSGSSI, FCO and CEFAS to support the ecosystem-based sustainable management of the fisheries of South Georgia (http://www.gov.gs/fisheries/overview/).

The successful post holder will undertake analysis of long-term demersal fish and larval fish datasets with the aim of providing new information on the role of these organisms on the wider Southern Ocean ecosystem. We are looking for someone with strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate their research to a broad audience. Though based in Cambridge, the post-holder will also have the exciting opportunity to carry out ship-based research in South Georgia.

  • Contract type:Full Time
  • Duration:Fixed-Term Appointment (2 years).
  • Salary:In the range of £28,200 to £30,600 per annum.
  • Benefits:We offer generous benefits
  • Team:Ecosystems teamLocation:Cambridge
  • Closing date:1 March, 2018 11:59 pm

Purpose

To conduct research into aspects of the biology and ecology of the demersal fish of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. To provide new information on the role of fish in the wider Southern Ocean ecosystem to support the sustainable management of the region’s fisheries.

Qualification

MSc in Marine Biology or equivalent.

Duties

– To undertake analysis of long-term demersal fish and larval fish datasets.
– Write scientific papers for peer review.
– Assist in the preparation of technical reports for stakeholders.
– Carry out key laboratory duties including otolith preparation.
– Participation on fisheries research surveys in the Southern Ocean.
– Carry out relevant field and/or laboratory-based research.
– Assist with any other duties within the accountabilities of the role as requested by the Director of BAS.


On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies.

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 27/18

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 1st March 2018
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: TBC
Proposed start date: April 2018

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job role.

From April 2018, the British Antarctic Survey, a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, will be part of UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world. More information can be found online at http://www.ukri.org. From April 2018, you will be employed by UK Research and Innovation.

Apply here – https://www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/fish-ecologist-cambridge-and-antarctica/#apply

  • Contract type:Full Time
  • Duration:Fixed-Term Appointment (2 years).
  • Salary:In the range of £28,200 to £30,600 per annum.
  • Benefits:We offer generous benefits
  • Team:Ecosystems teamLocation:Cambridge
  • Closing date:1 March, 2018 11:59 pm