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UHI Shetland, ZE1 0PX
£26,490 - £31,047 per year (pro rata) plus distant islands allowance
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Applications are invited for a Postgraduate Marine Scientist to support our marine survey and research and consultancy services. Training will be available in a range of survey techniques, marine mapping and modelling. You will need to be a highly motivated, collaborative team player, communicate effectively with the Marine Spatial Planning Manager, the wider department, and foster excellent relations with stakeholders and partners.

The role will focus on developing our understanding of PMFs habitats in Shetland (and beyond) in relation to marine activities and user, in particular fisheries, through marine surveys including DDV, multi-beam surveys, as well as developing predictive habitat maps. You will be expected to present at meetings, conferences and to the public/stakeholders, and will be an active member of the wider department.

The successful candidate will hold a MSc in a relevant area, such as marine biology, environmental science, ecology. Further details are available on the JDPS, if you would like to discuss any aspects of this position please email

UHI Shetland

UHI Shetland is part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland's newest university. Founded 20 years ago, we offer well-equipped, modern facilities and provide applied research, consultancies and knowledge exchange projects together with high-quality accredited and bespoke training.

UHI Shetland mirrors National terms and conditions, offering a generous 45 days per year Annual Leave allowance, and a standard 35 hours per week for full time staff.

Distant Islands Allowance is currently set at £2,541 which would be in addition to any salary payment (pro Rata).

The preferred candidate will be required to submit suitable documentation confirmation of eligibility to work in the UK.

UHI Shetland is an equal opportunities employer operating a blind recruitment process and will not accept CVs as part of an application. Please download and complete the application form attached and return to