Ocean Career: Marine Ecologist at NatureScot

The Marine Ecologist will provide a specialist role in delivering high priority work associated with the delivery of offshore wind projects and other marine industries projects in Scottish waters.

They will also lead or provide input on NatureScot work on research, policy and guidance in respect of marine energy requirements and support the delivery of UK and Scottish Government and Industry led projects.

Working closely with the other NatureScot Marine Mammal Ecologists, the post holder will provide specialist advice in respect of marine mammal ecology and in particular in relation to existing and emerging statistical tools and packages to aid Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) for marine mammals. These tools help to aid our understanding and prediction of impacts from marine industry construction and operation and marine mammal interactions.

NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency. Scotland’s nature and landscapes are among our greatest assets. We work to improve our natural environment in Scotland and inspire everyone to care more about it so that all nature in Scotland – our key habitats and landscapes, all our green space and our native species – is maintained and enhanced.

If you are as passionate as we are about continuing this critical work, click here for more information regarding this and other exciting vacancies.

Nature is vital to all of us, so it is vital that we are an organisation for all of Scotland. The more diverse NatureScot is, the better we will be in connecting everyone with nature. We particularly encourage applications from people from Minority Ethnic (ME) backgrounds and people with a disability.

Starting salary: £33,370

Location: NatureScot offices, home or hybrid

Application deadline: Midday, 27 June 2022

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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