Job Opportunity: Oceanographer with Marine Scotland Science


The Scottish Government is seeking applications for an Oceanographer within Marine Scotland Science, based in Aberdeen. This is an 18-month fixed term and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Oceanography and Marine Environmental Assessment Groups in Marine Scotland Science are enhancing their environmental monitoring network by upgrading their tools (e.g. oceanographic buoys with real-time telemetry and chemistry sensors to sample Ocean Acidification) in the context of the INTERREG VA COMPASS project*. The need for this post is the result of this enhanced technical capability in oceanography and chemistry. They need a fixed-term appointment to undertake technical responsibility for new oceanographic and chemical instrumentation (set-up, downloading, communications), as well as data acquisition, processing and quality-assurance, and setting up new procedures to maintain these systems in the future.


A relevant graduate qualification in a mathematical, physical or relevant discipline (ideally oceanography) with evidence of a good numeric ability. A basic knowledge of marine chemistry would be advantageous.

Essential Criteria

  1. Experience (employment or academic) in a branch of aquatic science.
  2. Basic knowledge of quality assurance procedures, data handling and processing, and applying statistical or mathematical methods using appropriate software (e.g. Excel, Matlab, R).
  3. Good verbal and written (e.g. basic report writing) communication skills to ensure that you can work effectively within the team.
  4. Basic knowledge of computer programming in e.g. Matlab, R, Phython or any high-level computing language.

Application Deadline: 16th Nov 2020
For more information and how to apply, click here.

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