Graduate Marine Scientist

South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI)

Stanley, Falkland Islands
Competitive Salary

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 22nd June 2018  

Graduate Marine Scientist ‘Fine Scaling The Design of Falkland Islands Marine Management Areas’

Full-Time Job Based In Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Competitive Salary And Tax Rates

Are you passionate about the marine environment? Are you up for the challenge of working in a highly productive, diverse and unique environment? The Falkland Islands marine environment supports highly productive fisheries and abundant populations of sea lions, fur seals, elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, sooty shearwaters, whitechinned petrels, prions and much more! The role will involve working in partnership with other experts in the field, like deep water marine biologists, coastal ecologists, higher predator ecologists, oceanographers, policy formulators and legislators.

The Graduate Marine Scientist job purpose:

To support the Senior Scientist on the Darwin PLUS funded project entitled ‘Fine Scaling the design of Falkland Islands Marine Management Areas’ funded by the Darwin Plus Overseas Territories Grant Scheme. Phase II of the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Project included an Assessment of Fishing Closure Areas (as potential MPAs) against international criteria. Three areas were identified and key baseline work is required for their effective design and management. Five steps have been identified for delivery. These are the development of 1) economic consequences of the design (present and future), 2) Policy formulation, 3) Site Management Plans, 4) Suggested legislative framework and 5) Legacy Planning (financial & human resourcing).

Essential criteria applicants should have, include:  

  • Qualified with a Degree in Marine Ecology or related subject – (must be 1st class or upper second class) 
  • At least 2 years working in marine ecology / fisheries / marine science
  • Experience with GIS
  • Good proven numerical skills
  • A good level of computer literacy with an awareness of statistical science e.g. R
  • Excellent communicator

Application forms and job descriptions are available from SAERI's Office Manager ( and a completed form should be returned by 22nd June 2018.

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