Staff Scientist - Marine Geoscience, Seafloor and Habitat Mapping (Fixed Term, Full Time)

Marine Geoscience Group, Directorate of Science and Technology, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

About the role:

We seek a dynamic and pro-active early career researcher to support the Seafloor & Habitat Mapping team in the delivery of a series of habitat mapping projects, both in shallow and deep waters. The role will mainly involve participation in projects in the sphere of overseas development, and will include data acquisition (through expeditions at sea, or from overseas coastal states), processing, interpretation and communication under the form of research publications, reports, and presentations to scientific and non-scientific audiences. You will also have the chance to develop your own research ideas as part of the habitat mapping team.

This is a Fixed Term Appointment, available up until 31 March 2018, offered on NERC terms and conditions and is open to internal and external candidates.

Salary:

This is a Band 6 position and the salary will be between £28,200 and £32,130 per annum.

Hours of Work: 

The hours of working are full time, 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

About you:

To be successful you must have a background in habitat mapping, and be familiar with various acoustic survey methods and seafloor classification techniques. You will be confident with GIS and have good numerical/mathematical skills. Although not essential, experience of working with ROVs and AUVs is a bonus, as is knowledge of predictive habitat mapping techniques and programming. We are especially looking for a candidate who can work across disciplines and think ‘outside the box’.

What we can offer you:

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free car-parking.  Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.

With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.  Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community (http://noc.ac.uk/).    

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognizes excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

How to apply:

All internal and external applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at http://topcareer.jobs/ quoting reference number IRC242068. To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.

Closing date: 3 September 2017

Interviews: Mid-late September 2017

Closing date: 
Sunday, 3 September, 2017