The Marine Ecologists advertised for here will work in the Marine Monitoring Team, Marine Evidence Team or Marine Ecosystems Team at JNCC. These teams work very closely together to develop marine evidence products to produce high quality advice to the UK Government, the Devolved Administrations, the Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies, international organisations and others.

A full description of the role can be found on the job description.
Job description
There are 7 posts being advertised as part of this recruitment. We will assess all applications for any of the roles listed below and candidates are not required to state a preference, as these can not be taken into account.

The nature and specific duties of each post are further described below. However, all posts will be expected to undertake the following duties:

• Disseminate information on JNCC’s marine work, including preparation of peer reviewed papers and reports, updates to the relevant pages of JNCC’s website, and presentations at conferences and meetings.

• Provide specialist scientific and policy advice to internal and external customers.

• Provide a secretariat role for internal and external working groups.

• Organise events such as meetings, workshops and webinars for internal or external participants; includes planning, logistics, facilitation, notes and reporting.

• Manage contracts including procurement (specification, tendering and letting contracts, with support from our procurement specialists).

• Support to the programme and team as needed, including planning, administration, project and task management, reporting, development of funding proposals and activities to further team cohesion.

1. Monitoring Marine Ecologist, Marine Monitoring Team (1 year fixed-term appointment with the possibility of extension)

• Produce monitoring reports arising from our MPA monitoring programme by undertaking multivariate statistical analysis of trends and reporting the findings.

• Contribute to ensuring that monitoring data are fit for assessment purposes, including undertaking indicator development and conducting statistical analyses in PRIMER, R and other packages as needed.

• Produce advice on monitoring benthic habitats through data collation and interpretation, to support the identification of appropriate indicators. Undertake GIS and statistical analysis, including power analysis to detect change.

• Contributing to the improvement of the Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland and the marine part of the European habitat classification system, EUNIS.