Aquaculture Scientist and Instructor – Fishfarmer Magazine

Aquaculture Scientist and Instructor07 October, 2010 –

NAFC Marine Centre wishes to appoint an industry-focused scientist or progressive, experienced industry participant to join the Aquaculture Development Section of the Department of Marine Science and Technology.

The ability to engage with industry in applied R&D relevant to marine fish or shellfish culture is essential. Although all areas of specialisation that can provide support to Shetland industry will be considered, preference may be given to applicants with experience in product quality and/or fish welfare, and factors that affect these.  The successful applicant will be expected to develop their own research portfolio through collaboration with existing staff members and local industry.  Applicants should also be sufficiently skilled communicators to enable development and delivery of vocational, professional and academic training, as this will also be an element of the post.  A track record of such activity will be considered favourably, especially if incorporating e-learning methodologies/expertise.  The ability to deliver training professionally and to a wide variety of audiences is considered more important than subject specific knowledge.The ability to work within the existing department will be a strong consideration for selection, as the appointee will be expected to support wider activities that meet the objectives of the Centre.  Support for the Centre’s fish trials unit and marine hatchery will be expected and therefore some weekend and unsociable hours may be required from time-to-time. Some experience of research commercialisation is desirable but not essential. Depending on the skills of the successful applicant, some periods of undertaking consultancy for external companies may be required. Academic progression/performance is not central to the vision of the Centre; applied, industry focussed, high impact activities are prioritised.The post holder must hold a clean, current driving licence (UK recognised) and also be eligible to take up immediate employment in the United Kingdom. Starting salary is in the range £28,000 – £37,000, depending on experience. Initial appointment will be made for a period of 1 year, with an option for continuation or permanency subject to performance and at the discretion of the relevant Head of Department.For an informal discussion, please contact: Head of Marine Science and Technology, Dr M Robinson, email, tel 01595 772000 or visit

Closing Date:  Friday 29 October 2010

For an application pack or further details, please contact Reception as below.NAFC Marine CentrePort ArthurScallowayShetlandZE1 0UNTel: 01595 772000Email: Web: