[MARMAM] Cefas Job offer

Frank Thomsen (Cefas) frank.thomsen at cefas.co.uk
Sun Oct 18 08:49:55 PDT 2009


Dear colleagues

I would like to draw your attention to a very nice job offer from the
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) for a
scientist dealing with projects on underwater noise. Please find
additional information and guidance on how to apply at
http://www.cefas.jobs/ go to 'current vacancies/ external
vacancies/marine biologist underwater noise 52/09. 

All the Best 

Frank Thomsen

PURPOSE OF JOB
An increasingly important environmental issue is the noise generated
during human activities in the marine environment and its potential
effects on marine life. Cefas has become very engaged in this field
recently. We undertake experimental and desk based research on effects
of noise on marine life, provide advice to the UK government on
noise-generating activities (e.g. offshore wind farms, seismic surveys)
and develop background to policy makers on the issue. Our projects
target a wide variety of species with an emphasis on marine mammals and
fish off the UK coast. The purpose of this post is to further develop
underwater noise research at Cefas as a principal scientist who is
responsible for planning projects, data collection and analysis and in
particular reporting. There is also the possibility of expansion into
other topics such as generic risk assessment and cumulative impact
assessment.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
You will be expected to further develop analytical methods to determine
implications of noise related disturbance, contribute to impact
assessments, and publish the results of your research in peer reviewed
journals and at scientific conferences. As an experienced scientist with
an enthusiasm for research science, you will be encouraged to seek new
opportunities for research in the UK and abroad.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS 
You must have a degree or equivalent, and a higher degree is very
desirable. You must have relevant postgraduate research experience,
ideally in the field of marine bioacoustics / noise impact studies and
an enthusiasm for research. You must also have good organisational and
oral communication skills and a record of publication in the form of
peer reviewed papers or reports. Experience in field research and
experimental studies dealing with the effects of underwater noise is a
clear asset to any application. Since some of the methods we apply deal
with spatial analysis of noise disturbance, GIS experience would be a
further asset to the post. 



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