Field Scientist

APEM Limited

Stockport, Cardiff and Oxford
£17,000 pa plus benefits

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: ecology, water & hydrology

Closing date: Sunday, 11th March 2018  

APEM Limited is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic science consultancy, offering our clients an integrated approach to every aspect of the investigation and management of both freshwater and marine environments. With 30 years’ experience we operate UK wide as well as internationally, and our scientists are recognised experts in their fields.

As a company we pride ourselves on our commitment to scientific and client service excellence. This is an excellent opportunity for several high-calibre, motivated and commercially-minded graduates to join the Field Surveys team, which is at the heart of ensuring the efficient and professional provision of APEM’s services. The Field Surveys team specialises in aquatic ecological and hydro morphological survey work throughout the UK with sampling and monitoring of lakes, ponds, canals, rivers, estuary, coastal and marine environments.

Additional day to day activities will include accurate data entry, equipment maintenance and calibration with stringent quality control systems implemented at all times. Ad hoc activities will include assisting the laboratory scientists from time to time carrying out chemical and biological analysis on samples taken during fieldwork, under the supervision of one of the senior scientists. 

The successful candidate will be a proven team player, must be able to swim and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Time away from home will be a part of the job, including some weekend work, so you will need to be flexible, adaptable and always punctual. RHS as well as previous experience in fish identification and husbandry, boat handling, ecological survey design, statistical analysis or GIS usage would be an advantage, with first aid certification beneficial. However training will be given where required and necessary. A current driving licence is essential.

You will be self-motivated and have a keen interest in all things aquatic, as well as the desire to expand your knowledge and skills further.

The role will be for a minimum of 6 months, however you can expect that for the right candidate contract extensions will be likely, and permanent employment possible.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please download an application form from our website. You should then email a completed application form, along with a detailed CV and covering letter to by 11 March 2018. The subject heading of the email should state “Your name – FIELD SCIENTIST – office location you are interested in”.

If you have any queries, please email and one of our team will respond to you as soon as possible.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be progressed.

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