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Scottish Environment Protecton Agency

Scientist (Fish Ecology)

Salary: The salary band for this post is Band E, £32,700.00 to £36,819.00, starting salary will be on the base of the salary scale, £32,700.00

Job Ref: EF00339

Full Time, Perm

Flexible Location

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with excellent communication skills. The successful applicant will contribute to SEPA’s freshwater fish ecology work across the whole of Scotland, currently with a focus on the regulation of aquaculture and sea lice. The post will also support other areas of Fish Ecology. Work will include participation in and supporting the development of:

  • Fish monitoring work to understand and classify recent changes in the Scottish environment
  • Aquaculture regulatory evidence provision
  • Fish habitat and barrier assessments
  • Data management, analysis, interpretation and reporting
  • Responding to consultations on controlled activities in the water environment.

Key experience

The successful candidate will have knowledge of science procedures within a given area of work, freshwater fish ecology in general, particularly interactions between aquaculture and wild fish, and will be experienced in Quality Standards and safe working practices. You will have technical/scientific professional experience of:

  • Fish monitoring techniques including electrofishing and surveys in shallow coastal waters
  • Fish habitat assessments
  • Data management and analysis
  • Use of a range of appropriate software packages
  • Report writing

The successful candidate may be required to interpret and communicate a wide range of information and work with other science and regulatory staff, spread throughout Scotland. Applicants should also take note of the essential and desirable job criteria provided in the full job details on SEPA’s website.

Working for SEPA

SEPA prides itself on the level of work life balance and flexibility it offers its staff. We believe that our terms and conditions are exceptional. You can expect a competitive starting salary, with salary progression by annual increments to the top of the appropriate band, a 35-hour working week for full-time employees, a flexi-time scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement starting from 28 days per year and increasing to 32 days after five years of reckonable service. We also offer seven additional public holidays. Annual leave and public holiday entitlement is pro-rated for part-time employees. Additional terms and conditions are detailed in the full job specification on SEPA’s website.

Closing date: 4th June 2023

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Closing Date: 04/06/2023  Location: Flexible

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