Laboratory Scientist / Senior Laboratory Scientist

North West, Country
Stockport, Scotland
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Marine Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Ecologist, Marine Engineering
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Start Date:
Mattinson Partnership
Job Ref:

We are currently looking for a high-calibre and motivated aquatic scientist / senior aquatic scientist to join an established Phytoplankton taxonomy team in the Stockport laboratory. The Biolabs are synonymous with high-quality analysis, large capacity and fast turnaround. Samples are sent directly by clients or they are collected by internal technical experts as part of a wider project. The specification of analyses provided is tailored to the needs of the project, with flexibility being one of the client’s strongest priorities. This large aquatic environmental consultancy is a champion in fostering the specialist taxonomic skills that are in increasingly short supply and is committed to providing rewarding careers and long-term professional development for aquatic taxonomists.

Role & Company:

With the continued focus from the EU Water Framework Directive on assessing ecological status, it is crucial to be able to accurately identify the taxonomic groups sampled from the aquatic environment. For the senior laboratory scientist role, there will involve an element of training, the organisation of laboratory work schedules and writing project reports and proposals, as well as the identification of phytoplankton. You will be expected to be able to meet tight deadlines, and deliver projects within budget.

My client is one of Europe’s largest specialist aquatic environmental consultancy, offering clients an integrated approach to every aspect of the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and marine habitats and operate UK wide and internationally. Consultants are recognised experts in their fields, and as a company pride themselves on our commitment to scientific rigour and an excellent service in providing solutions to clients.

Qualifications & Experience:

* Degree to BSc level in a relevant subject
* Equivalent of at least 1 year’s full time experience in the analysis of phytoplankton to genus or species level.
* Previous experience of working under an Analytic Quality Control (AQC) system.
* Wide-ranging experience of identifying phytoplankton from different habitats and regions of the UK.
* An understanding of other types of biological analysis (such as zooplankton, macroinvertebrates or diatoms)
* A general knowledge of aquatic ecology
* Ability to work to tight deadlines

For the senior position;

* An understanding of the Water Framework Directive methodologies
* Extensive experience in the identification of phytoplankton to genus or species level, as well as from different habitats and regions of the UK
* Experience of training staff
* Proven track record of participation in AQC systems as well as of having carried out AQC or audits of other analysts samples.
* Able to demonstrate experience of training staff in this field
* Excellent communication skills along with the ability to guide and effectively communicate with other members of the team of differing abilities.

Lab Scientist – Aquatic Environmental Consultancy - Stockport – senior – Marine – Environmental Consultancy – AQC - Phytoplankton taxonomy

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