Marine Fisheries Scientist

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, UK

£31,825 - £34,285

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Job summary

The Fish and Fisheries Assessment Group leads and provides scientific advice, research, and assessments for the sustainable management of fisheries. Scientists provide expert contributions and a fisheries leadership role in ICES, and in the advice to the UK Government and overseas governments to inform policy development. The group actively develops the Food from Water Cefas science theme and provides expertise on stock assessments and advice to the Cefas Fisheries International Centre of Excellence. 

The Marine Fisheries Scientist will work within the Fish and Fisheries Assessment Group to lead and support the delivery of fisheries science, stock assessment and management in addition to contributing wider ecological knowledge and skills across Cefas’s international programme of work. The post holder may be required to provide general ecological, scientific, and technical advice and communicate in international fora such as regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). You will be responsible for the preparation and presentation of key reports and peer-review publications.  

The post provides the opportunity for a motivated individual to join the Fish and Fisheries Assessment group, an internationally respected, diverse and dynamic group conducting and leading on fisheries science, assessments and high-profile management. The successful candidate will be expected to work with national and international scientific and management organisations making a real impact to marine environmental management and policy. Travel, both domestic and overseas is to be expected with the possibility of participating in fieldwork.