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Shetland UHI - Scalloway Campus, Port Arthur, Scalloway, Shetland, ZE1 0UN
£31,219 - £33,982 per year
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Full Time
40 hours per week

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Shetland UHI wishes to recruit a fisheries scientist to manage its shellfish sampling programme, including data collection, stock assessment and research projects.

This long-term programme supports the local management of Shetland’s shellfish fisheries by the Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation through the provision of scientific and management advice to the organisation and through associated research projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic marine research department with a focus on providing high quality information to underpin fisheries management. Shetland’s shellfish fisheries are held up as an exemplar of good practice with regards to the integration of data in management and this is a unique opportunity to contribute to the science underpinning the continued sustainability of these fisheries.

The role will involve managing and participating in the collection of fisheries data at sea and on shore, the management and analysis of the data collected, and the presentation of results. You will also develop the shellfish research programme, including securing external funding for, and managing, new projects.

You should have a degree or Master’s degree in a relevant subject, experience of fisheries research, and experience of fisheries data collection, management and analysis. A PhD in a relevant subject is desirable but not essential.

This is a permanent position. The salary will be in between £31,219 and £33,982 depending on qualifications and experience.

A full job description and person specification are available for download below or by contacting Shetland UHI (, 01595 772000).

Interested persons are encouraged to contact Dr Beth Mouat for an informal discussion (, 077 142 445 37).

 The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 24th September 2021.

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