Position title: Environmental scientist (including MMO/PAM)
Employment: Full-time/permanent position
Salary: 20—25 k dependent on qualifications and experience
Ocean Science Consulting Limited (OSC) seeks to expand its UK-based team. This is a rare opportunity for permanent and full-time employment as an environmental scientist. A high level of literacy and numeracy is required for this position. Applicants should be able to assist competently with reports, publications, articles, and must be self-motivated when offshore. This role will be based primarily offshore, with project durations ranging from a few days to a few months at a time, and this must be considered when applying for this position. During weather downtime, and when onshore, personnel will contribute to office-based duties and day-to-day administration. When onshore, personnel will be based at the main HQ in Dunbar, Scotland, UK.
In the capacity of environmental scientist, you will work closely with the Team Manager, and other employees and contractors of OSC. This role will be largely offshore, where duties will include MMO, PAM, sediment/benthic sampling, and analysing a variety of data, such as ROV footage.
OSC is a privately-owned technology-focused international marine science company involved principally in the global supply of underwater noise measurement and modelling, marine mammal monitoring, and associated risk mitigation services. OSC reinvests > 80% of profits into Research and Development (R&D), orientated primarily towards high-level research on the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and other marine life interactions with offshore installations, and improving marine mammal and other environmental monitoring standards worldwide.
OSC’s research has resulted in several peer-reviewed publications (www.osc.co.uk/publications-and-press-covers) and a non-profit book entitled the Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook (www.pelagicpublishing.com/the-marine-mammal-observer-and-passive-acoustic-monitoring-handbook.html
Individual Job descriptions can be found on www.osc.co.uk/careers/vacancies
A successful candidate will have the following:
- A degree (minimum 2:2) in a relevant scientific marine discipline (marine biology/oceanography/marine ecology/environmental science);
- A genuine interest in marine mammals and associated monitoring methods, and an understanding of the physical parameters of the ocean that affect them;
- Prior MMO/PAM work in either research or commercial sector, and an interest in spending time aboard vessels/rigs collecting data in a variety of weather conditions;
- Ability to change work focus to complete office tasks, while offshore (periods of downtime/waiting on weather);
- MMO/PAM JNCC certification;
- BOSIET and offshore medical (O&G or ENG1);
- UK or EU citizenship, or visa which permits work within UK and EU;
- Ability to work offshore for prolonged periods of time;
- Ability to collaborate within a team setting to produce high-calibre publications and reports;
- Ability to use statistical software such as R, SigmaPlot, and Primer;
- Ability to prioritise workloads, and to work under pressure when met with deadlines;
- Ability to work in isolated environments, and be productive with limited contact from onshore personnel; and,
- Genuine interest about the business and industry, including commercial awareness.
The following are desirable:
- Prior experience using grab samplers, coring, conducting benthic surveys, and analysing ROV footage are desirable; and,
- Ability to use software such as MATLAB and GIS.
Do not apply if you are easily prone to seasickness, unfit medically, or not prepared to spend long periods (>6 consecutive weeks, occasionally more) away from home, although durations are usually less.
Apply only if you meet the requirements. Preference will go towards those with pre-existing offshore certifications, or those willing to acquire qualifications before commencing employment. A sense of humour helps in this industry role. Short-listed candidates should expect to receive written and skill-based tests during the interview process.
If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please activate a return/read receipt function on your email application, as high volumes of applicants are expected.
Application deadline: 10th March 2019
OSC Recruitment Team