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Marine Conservation Society

Research Assistant - Chemicals

Hours: 35 hours per week 
Salary: £21,000 to £24,000 per annum
Location: Hybrid/Flexible
Interviews: Friday 8th July 2022

We are looking for someone who has an interest in working with the Clean Seas Team, to deliver its aims to reduce pollution at source and move towards a zero emissions target for pollutants.

You will be mostly working day-to-day with our chemical specialist and therefore candidates should have a strong background in ecotoxicology or chemistry with a strong environmental slant. An excellent foundation in undergraduate chemistry (or equivalent relevant experience) is an absolute must for this post and therefore candidates without this will not be considered.

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We’d like you to write a short document (less than one page) that gives a summary of any relevant experience or qualifications for the role, with a brief outline of any other information that would highlight your skills for the role.

For the next part of the application process, we have set two short tasks that are directly related to the type of work you might do in this role.

1: It’s your first few days in this role, and you have been asked to provide either a blog or a podcast on how your role is going to help us reduce perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in everyday items.

We are providing you with the opportunity to make your response either as a written OR an audio piece. Please do not submit both. You can choose which formats best reflects your thoughts and personality, rather than your academic style.

If you choose to make an audio recording, limit it to 3 minutes and send it to us via email as an MP3 file or voice note.

If you’d prefer to write a blog, keep it to 450 words (equivalent to 3 minutes of audio).

2: You have been asked to attend a webinar on behalf of the Clean Seas Team and provide a summary afterwards for the team. We are not all chemical experts but have a good scientific understanding. Summarise the webinar and slides in 450 words (written only this time - no audio submission unless it’s required as an adjustment for you). Remember, we are a marine focused charity but stopping pollution at source is a key part of our message.

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Closing Date: 28/06/2022  Location: Hybrid/Flexible

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