The Natural Resources Department has vacancies for Scientific Fisheries Observer positions for one year in the first instance, with a start date from January 2022. Observers are required to spend periods of up to five weeks at a time at sea to collect biological and other data on fish and bird species, on board vessels fishing primarily in Falkland Island waters.
The successful applicant will be required to hold at least a BSc or equivalent in a biological or zoological subject or a further degree such as a MSc or PhD in a relevant subject. The successful candidate will also require a Personal Survival Training certificate OR equivalent. A previous experience as a Fisheries observer would be an asset, although other related marine biology experiences will be considered.
We are looking for an individual who is motivated, dynamic and independent. The applicant should have solid marine biology competences (species, sex and maturity identification, otoliths extraction) as well as data handling and report writing skills.
- Starting Salary - £24,497 up to £28,364 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £31,485.
- Eligibility for a 15% gratuity, payable on successful completion of the contract
- Flights at the beginning and end of the contract
- 50 days Annual Leave
- Shared accommodation to rent when on land
Closing Date: 07 October 2021
For further information on the post contact Toni Trevizan
The Directorate of Natural Resources - Fisheries Department is an
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