VACANCY for Scientist

VACANCY – Scientist                                                                        

The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), Cornwall – Lobster ‘TP’ project

£18,000 pro rata.  Closing date for applications: 28th Jan 2019, Interview Date 31st January 2019.

8 Months fixed term contract from 1st February 2019 (subject to funding)

This post is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and is subject to funding.

The National Lobster Hatchery wishes to recruit a Scientist to support the work of Dr Carly Daniels in relation to the Lobster ‘TP’ project.  This Fixed term post is available from 01st February 2019 until 30th September 2019. The post will be based at the NLH in Padstow with some time spent off site at our secondary site in Newlyn. The post will contribute towards the successful delivery of the European Regional Development Funded Lobster ‘TP’ project awarded under Marine I. Lobster ‘TP’ will focus on further developing Sea Based Container Culture (SBCC) of the European Lobster, focussing on improving growth and survival in the early stages post deployment. The project aims to design and preliminary test innovative approaches to early stage culture, through lab and field evaluation.

The post will provide scientific support to robustly test (lab and field based testing) innovative solutions for improving early stage survival and growth in sea based container culture systems.  Working alongside the project officer your role will be to ensure the project is delivered smoothly and efficiently, according to the agreed timescales.

The successful applicant will have excellent organisational skills, significant experience in planning, implementing and delivering data based research trials. Working on multidisciplinary projects and being able to work collaboratively as part of the passionate small team at the charity is essential.

Competency Essential Desirable
Qualifications Minimum of an undergraduate qualification in marine science or conservation or related discipline. Vessel safety qualifications appropriate for working at sea.

Some supervisory experience.

Experience working with SBCC systems and an in depth knowledge of how they function.

Skills Established data collection and processing skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. A good knowledge of the scientific literature on the European Lobster pertaining to its culture.
Experience Practical experience in planning, coordinating and implementing scientific research projects. Experience of research with clawed lobster.
Personal Attributes Able to communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a wide range of audiences.  Able to work as part of a team.
Additional skills Experience of working on board Aquaculture vessels and other small seagoing vessels.  Must possess a clean driving licence.


For further information and to apply, please contact Dr Carly Daniels or telephone 01841 533877.  Please apply by CV and covering letter, deadline for applications 17:00 on the 28th January 2019.