Shellfish Scientist

NAFC Marine Centre

AddressNAFC Marine Centre, Port Arthur, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0UN
Salary£31,111 to £33,874 per annum
Closing Date5pm, Monday 22 July 2019


Shellfish Scientist


The NAFC Marine Centre wishes to recruit a fisheries scientist to manage its shellfish stock assessment and research programme.

This long-term programme supports the local management of Shetland’s shellfish fisheries by the Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation through the provision of scientific and management advice to the organisation and through associated research projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic marine research department with a focus on providing high quality information to underpin fisheries management. Shetland’s shellfish fisheries are held up as an exemplar of good practice with regards to the integration of data in management and this is a unique opportunity to contribute to the science underpinning the continued sustainability of these fisheries.

The role will involve managing and participating in the collection of fisheries data at sea and on shore, the management and analysis of the data collected, and the presentation of results. You will also develop the shellfish research programme, including securing external funding for, and managing, new projects.

You should have a PhD in a relevant subject, experience of fisheries research, and experience of fisheries data collection, management and analysis.

This is a permanent position.

The salary will be in the range £31,111 to £33,874 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

A full job description, person specification and application documents are available at or by contacting the NAFC Marine Centre (01595 772000,

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Beth Mouat (, 01595 772000).

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 22nd July 2019.


NAFC Marine Centre is the operating name of the Shetland Fisheries Training Centre Trust.
Scottish Charity Number SC003715