Ocean Career: Marine Biological Association Project Technical Officer

A new opportunity has arisen for a Project Technical Officer to join a large, dynamic team to undertake high-quality research to meet scientific objectives of the OCEAN DEOXYFISH project (Ocean deoxygenation effects on threatened top predators: New understanding and predictions from novel bio-logging instruments and data), funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant award to Prof. David Sims, an MBA (Marine Biological Association) Senior Research Fellow.

The Project Technical Officer role will be to manage the technical and logistical requirements of the project’s sea-going expeditions and laboratory aquaria research. Responsibilities will include managing the assembly, testing and deployment of instruments and other equipment at sea, managing the aquarium-based flume respirometer facility and instruments for obtaining measurements on behavior of marine species, and administration of the group’s health and safety documentation and training records for field and laboratory work. The role would suit an experienced marine biological research technician.

The role offers the opportunity to work on a high-profile international project under the guidance of a leading research team from six countries and linking with the Global Shark Movement Project (www.globalsharkmovement.org). The role will be based at the iconic MBA Laboratory in Plymouth, UK, with the potential for participation in fieldwork in the UK and overseas.

Salary and benefits

  • Salary based on experience
  • 30 days annual leave plus statutory Bank Holidays
  • 3 Privilege Days given by the MBA (used during festive closure week) alongside the Bank Holidays.
  • Pension scheme – the MBA will contribute 10% of basic salary into a defined contribution scheme with staff making a 3% minimum contribution. The MBA will match additional employee contributions up to an additional 5%.
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements
  • On site canteen with free tea and coffee
  • 20-minute paid morning break
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electronic vehicle lease scheme
  • Low-cost bookable parking on site

Location: Plymouth, UK

Salary: G3 £30,487 to £32,322 per annum depending on experience

Closing Date: June 2, 2024

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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