[MARMAM] Job opportunity: Marine Strandings Administrator, Inverness, Scotland

Andrew Brownlow stranding at sac.co.uk
Mon Jul 2 06:13:48 PDT 2012

*JOB OPPORTUNITY: Marine Strandings Administrator*


*Project overview*


For the past two decades, SAC has run a monitoring scheme for collating and
investigating marine animal strandings. The work has been part of a UK-wide
surveillance scheme monitoring cetacean mortalities, with additional
studies unique to Scotland’s populations of cetaceans, seals, basking
sharks and marine turtles. Through the pathological and epidemiological
investigation of stranded animals, an extensive and unique dataset has been
collected to inform about the health of, and threats to, many of Scotland’s
marine species.  A unique opportunity to join this team has arisen as we
are now recruiting for the job *of Marine Strandings Administrator* for
this project, based in Inverness, Scotland.


*Summary of key tasks: *

•         Manage incoming reports of marine strandings and co-ordinate the
identification, sampling, and recovery of cases for examination.

•         Assist with necropsies and collection of samples and manage the
strandings data and sample archive.

•          Assist with generation of hypotheses, data analysis and report

•      Assist with the dissemination of data, reports and information
pertaining to the stranding scheme, delivering talks and promoting the work
of the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding scheme.

•          Assisting with general laboratory work for up to 20% of the time.

*Essential skills and qualifications*

•               A degree in a relevant biological area* or* significant
practical experience with strandings, pathology or disease epidemiology.

•               An imaginative, innovative and forward looking attitude.

•               Good experience of managing data archives.

•               Excellent communication skills.

•               A willingness to work a non standard set of hours.

The role a permanent position and salary will be in the region of £21,130 -
£24,510 per annum.

Overall this unique post offers an opportunity for an imaginative and
motivated individual to develop their skills in marine mammal epidemiology
in a professional and supportive environment.


*Further details and application pack:*




*Closing date for applications: 16th July 2012*

Many thanks

Andrew Brownlow PhD MRCVS
SAC Wildlife Unit, Inverness, UK, IV2 4JZ

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