The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.
We are looking to appoint as Marine Biologist to play a role in planning, organisation, and implementation of the Ecosystems research programme whilst also supporting a diverse range of marine science projects, and base activities, particularly during the summer months.
Qualifications: -BSc 2:1, minimum
-Experienced diver (minimum 100 logged dives (50 cold water and dry suit dives). Capable of passing HSE commercial diving course before deployment to Antarctica
-Benthic community identification (use of keys for identification), microscope and laboratory skills
Duration: Minimum of 19 Month Fixed Term Appointment
Salary: Salary: £23,937 per annum, rising annually. Additionally, upon completion of a successful tour, you will receive a 10% bonus. BAS provides all training required, outdoor and work clothing, tools, and accommodation (whilst in the Antarctic).
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment
These are also available from the Personnel Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.
Please quote reference: BAS 17/14
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 18th May 2014
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: w/c 16th June 2014
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.
You will need to be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions.