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Subject: [Job] UK- Aquatic Non-Native Species Specialist (CEFAS)
From: Chris Harrod <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:54:13 +0000

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DEF/572/16 - Aquatic Non-Native Species Specialist

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

Reference number 1522237
Salary 26,539 - 30,795
Grade Higher Executive Officer
Payband 5

Contract type Permanent

Type of role Science
Working pattern Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time, Job share
Hours 42
Number of posts 1
Location Weymouth, South West, DT4 8UB

About the job
Job description
Cefas is seeking to appoint an experienced scientist to join a dynamic and active, internationally respected team, that conducts and leads on research into the management and control of aquatic non-native invasive species. The job holder will aid in the development of the work area and policy advice, applying for and securing funding, managing and delivering contracts and producing peer reviewed literature

To aid in the further development and delivery of the non-native invasive species programme of research and advice in Cefas.
Key work areas include:
 Aiding the strategic development of the non-native invasive species work area.
 Developing new business encompassing existing and novel work streams in relation to aquatic non-native invasive species. This will include identification of potential work opportunities, liaison with existing and potential new customers, writing and submitting successful proposals.
 Delivery and management of contracts.
 Providing policy advice to national and international governments, including contingency planning and rapid response.
 Writing scientific reports and publishing work in peer reviewed journals.
Cefas encourages development opportunities related to the job role. National and overseas travel is to be expected with the possibility of participating in fieldwork.

A good first degree (or above) in a relevant discipline is essential. A PhD or equivalent experience in invasion biology is desirable.
Ideally you will have proven experience in applying for, and winning funding for scientific research. You will also have experience of initiating, conducting and developing scientific studies in relevant disciplines. You will also be expected to write scientific reports and publish literature on key aspects of the work area. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are therefore an essential requirement of the position. You will be expected to work effectively both independently and within multi-disciplinary international teams.
Desirably, you should be familiar with relevant aquatic non-native invasive species legislation/policies and have a good contact with individuals and organisations, nationally and internationally, working in this field.
Person specification
Please include details of all relevant skills and previous experience

You will be asked to supply evidence of meeting these competencies when you apply.

    Leading and communicating
    Collaborating and partnering
    Building capability for all
    Seeing the big picture
    Delivering value for money
    Achieving commercial outcomes
    Science & Engineering - Applying Scientific & Technical Knowledge
    Science & Engineering - Sustaining & Developing the Profession

Civil Service Competency Framework
Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.
Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
Please note depending on volume of applications an Initial Sift may be conducted on the Lead Competency, candidates must pass this competency for their application to be progressed.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.
Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
Apply and further information
Contact point for applicants
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Sift/interview dates and location
Sift and Interviews will be held at Cefas Laboratory Weymouth DT4 8UB

Cefas is unable to contribute to interview expenses
Further information
A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.

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