Fisheries Scientist

Fishtek Marine

Job title: Sustainable Fisheries – Fisheries Scientist

  • Remuneration: £28-38K depending on experience
  • Location: Hybrid, home working with monthly in-person team meetings
  • Start date: On conclusion of interview process, preferably February/March 2024
  • Nature of contract: Permanent contract, 5 days per week
  • To apply: Send CV and covering letter to: [email protected]

Job Description:

Fishtek Marine are growing. With an increasing portfolio of fisheries projects in the pipeline,
we are looking for someone with practical experience in fisheries to help us deliver some of
our ground-breaking work.

About Us

Fishtek Marine is a unique conservation engineering company which draws together a valuable
combination of award-winning engineers and fisheries scientists. Our team focuses its expertise
and energy on developing and distributing a range of innovative technical devices which are
proven to minimise bycatch in commercial fisheries. Working across a range of taxa, the success
of the team over the past 10 years has positioned Fishtek Marine as global leaders in bycatch
prevention and sustainable fishing. Fishtek Marine work both nationally and internationally and
enjoy partnering with a wide range of research partners from the fishing industry, academia,
NGOs, and fisheries managers to maximise the potential impact of advances in this sector.

Position Overview: We are seeking a self-motivated person to join our team.
Ideally with 5+ years of relevant experience. The Fisheries Scientist role will lead on the
practical delivery of our fisheries projects by working closely with the fishing industry both
domestically and internationally. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator
with a passion for working in and improving the sustainability of the fishing industry. There
will be opportunities for international travel.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

Fisheries Scientist

  • Establishing and maintaining good relations with the fishing industry domestically and
  • Undertaking experiments at our tank facilities to refine product design.
  • Working closely with our Grants and Projects Manager to facilitate the delivery of existing
  • Planning and undertaking sampling trips onboard commercial fishing vessels in the UK and
    occasionally overseas.
  • Carrying out catch sampling at sea, during normal commercial practice to measure the
    effectiveness of our bycatch technologies.
  • Entering data into databases, data checking and QC and timely delivery of data to end users
  • Contributing to production of reports
  • Contributing to sales and marketing of Fishtek Products.

Person qualifications/specification

  • 5+ years relevant work experience.
  • A good Degree or MSc qualification.
  • Experience of working at sea.
  • Knowledge of fishing vessels and/or gear types.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexibly at unsociable hours, in challenging weather and
    environmental conditions, and without supervision.
  • Ability to conduct physical and precise scientific fieldwork at sea and on land with
    good attention to detail.
  • Good IT skills, experience of data entry into databases and undertaking data quality
    assurance checks.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Full driving licence (valid for driving in the UK).

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