Shellfish Research Assistant

NAFC Marine Centre -Marine Science and Technology Section
As Shellfish Research Assistant, you will be working within the Marine Science and Technology Section and responsible for data collection as part of our existing shellfish stock assessment and research programme.  This will involve carrying out shellfish sampling at sea, both on commercial vessels and our own research vessel.  Other duties will include participation in fisheries research programmes including commercial finfish sampling.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within our dedicated Fisheries Science Team, in a post with varied and interesting duties. The NAFC Marine Centre provides a key role in supporting local fisheries management through the provision of high quality fisheries data and advice, and through targeted research programmes.

You should have a minimum of a BSc in a relevant subject; relevant employment experience is desirable.  You should be computer literate with experience of data collection, analysis and reporting.  Seagoing experience is also highly desirable, however full training will be provided.

A full job description and person spec can be viewed at

Please contact NAFC Reception if you would like to receive these documents in alternative formats.

For an informal discussion on this post, please contact: Dr Beth Leslie, tel 01595 772310 or email

For an application pack, please contact NAFC Reception as follows:

NAFC Marine Centre
Port Arthur
Tel: 01595 772000
This post is a permanent position, following the successful completion of a probationary period, and the starting salary is in the range £26,323 to £27,907.

Closing Date: 7 September 2012

The NAFC Marine Centre is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

NAFC Marine Centre is the operating name of the Shetland Fisheries Training Centre Trust.  Scottish Charity Number SC003715.

The NAFC Marine Centre is committed to achieving equality of opportunity in all aspects of its work and study and therefore operates an Equal Opportunities Policy.



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