[MARMAM] SMRU Ltd - Marine Scientist vacancy

recruitment recruitment at smru.co.uk
Tue Mar 13 05:44:11 PDT 2012

SMRU Ltd has a vacancy for a Marine Scientist and is looking for
knowledgeable and highly motivated scientist(s) to assist us in the
ongoing growth of our Company.  There would be opportunity for the
successful candidate(s) to develop and evolve their role with the
Company.  If you are interested in applying, please email your CV
together with a letter of interest to recruitment at smru.co.uk no later
than Friday, 20th April 2012, quoting reference MS-03.12.

Scope of Responsibilities:

*         Delivery of technical components of commercial contracts

*         Participation in fieldwork or site visits as required

*         Assisting the company maintain its reputation for excellence

Skills and Abilities:


TWO or more of the following essential attributes:

1.       A sound understanding of marine mammal ecology and/or behaviour

2.       A thorough understanding of marine acoustics and the effects of
underwater noise on marine species

3.       Demonstrable ability in the treatment of temporally/spatially
correlated data, development of advanced statistical techniques (e.g.
GEEs, GAMMs, Bayesian methods). Comfortable writing and applying code/
syntax (e.g. in R or SAS) to manipulate, format and analyse complex
ecological data to identify spatial or temporal change, with a
particular emphasis on the potential drivers of any observed change

4.       Delivery of EIAs, a sound knowledge of relevant legislation in
Scotland or England and Wales and demonstrable experience of leading  on
EIAs or the development of IA methodologies with particular reference to
assessing the impacts of development on marine mammals.

AND also must be:

         i.            Flexible and adaptable

       ii.            Able to contribute to projects that may be outside
current areas of expertise

      iii.            Willing and able to learn new skills

     iv.            Positive and outgoing nature

       v.            Willing to work away from the office as required
(offshore, UK or overseas)

     vi.            Hold a Full Driving licence


a.       Experience of participating in marine mammal surveys using
visual or towed passive acoustic methods

b.      Able to apply Distance Sampling methodologies in the design and
implementation of visual surveys, and the analysis of data to provide
robust density estimates (including Model-Based Analysis)

c.       Experience deploying static PAM devices for marine mammal
monitoring and/or processing data using PAMGUARD

d.      GIS skills (ArcGIS, Manifold, MapInfo, QGIS)

e.      Knowledge of EPS legislation, EIA regulations and Habitat
Regulation Assessment (HRA/ AA) process

f.        Experience of dealing with Statutory Agencies or Regulators

g.       Experience working with marine (renewable) industry

h.      Experience of working with academic or research institutions

i.         Experience of working with an environmental consultancy

j.        Experience of managing projects with multiple partners and

k.       Budget management (including the setting, monitoring and
management of project budgets. 

For more information about us, please visit our website, www.smru.co.uk.


If you do not have the required range of skills and experience
highlighted above, SMRU Ltd may still be interested in hearing from you
as we are often looking for additional support in both the short and
longer term. Please send your CV together with a letter of interest to
recruitment at smru.co.uk quoting reference SP-03.12



Fiona Skilbeck

Group Executive Assistant 


SOI Group Limited 

New Technology Building

North Haugh


Fife  KY16 9SR



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