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27 julio 2013

Sea-Going Research Technician

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) carries out leading-edge research in fundamental and strategic areas of marine biology with a focus on coastal and shelf ecosystems. We are seeking to appoint a Sea-Going Research Technician to participate in the MBA’s long-term monitoring programme at sea and to support general sea-going research activities of the scientific staff.

The MBA maintains time series of biological observations first started in the late 19th Century and continuing to the present. To help the MBA progress this nationally and internationally unique programme we are particularly keen to hear from highly motivated early career scientists with a strong interest and aptitude for marine biology and sea-going fieldwork. The postholder will be responsible for overseeing sampling at long-term monitoring areas off Plymouth and maintaining the monitoring databases. Close cooperation with scientific staff and the crew of the research vessels will be essential.
Applicants must have a minimum qualification of a second class Honours degree in marine biology or a relevant biological science. The successful applicant will have demonstrable practical experience of marine survey techniques including research trawling and benthic sampling in addition to experience with management of electronic databases.

The appointment will be for one year in the first instance. Salary will be in the range £18,500 to £22,000 per annum depending on experience.

Further job details can be found here. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor David Sims.(Tel: 01752 633227. E-mail: dws@mba.ac.uk)

Application details

Application for the post should be by cover letter and adetailed up-to-date curriculum vitae including the names, postal and email addresses of two Referees that we may approach for personal references. The cover letter should summarise your experience and expertise specifically relevant to the post and should include a personal statement giving reasons why you feel you are best suited to the position. In addition, please provide reasons why you wish to work at the Citadel Hill Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) in Plymouth.

Applications should be addressed to the MBA Director and sent via email to the Director’s Secretary (E-mail: sec@mba.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications is the 31st July 2013.