Staff Scientist - Marine Geoscience, Seafloor and Habitat Mapping

National Oceanography Centre

About the role:
We seek a dynamic and pro-active early career researcher to support the Seafloor & Habitat Mapping team in the delivery of a series of habitat mapping projects. The role will mainly involve participation in projects in the sphere of overseas development, and will include data acquisition (through expeditions at sea, or from overseas coastal states), processing, interpretation and communication under the form of research publications, reports, and presentations to scientific and non-scientific audiences. You will also have the chance to develop your own research ideas as part of the habitat mapping team. 

This is a Fixed Term Appointment until 31 March 2018. 

This is a Band 6 position and the salary will be between £28,200 and £32,130 per annum. 

Hours of Work:
The hours of working are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. 

About you:
You must have a background in habitat mapping and be familiar with various acoustic survey methods and seafloor classification techniques. You will be confident with GIS and have good numerical/mathematical skills. Experience of working with ROVs and AUVs is a bonus, as is knowledge of predictive habitat mapping techniques and programming. We are especially looking for a candidate who can work across disciplines. 

What we can offer you:
In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free car-parking. 

About us:
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. 

It is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.  Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community ( 

Our Commitment as an Employer:
The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognizes excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

How to apply:
All applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit Please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining how your skills/experience meets the requirements of the role. If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 01793 867003. 

Closing date: 3 September 2017

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