Seaweed Nursery Technician

Supporting our Seaweed Nursery Commercial and Research Projects

Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time (37 hrs per week)
Salary: up to £31k per annum
Location: Malin House, European Marine Science Park, Oban
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Our Ideal Candidate
We are looking for an experienced technician who enjoys multi-tasking and has great organisation skills. You will be an excellent communicator and able to confidently converse with internal and external customers. You will be diligent about your work, always aiming high to quality standards and enjoy the mix of research and commercial projects. You will already have that familiarity with working in a seaweed nursery environment

You will also enjoy making new collaborations which may contribute to future income streams.

Our advert is spread across 2 grades as we are keen to capture the right candidate for this position and will assess grading based on your application, presenting quality, experience, management, business acumen and other relevant areas related to our job description.

You will be technically competent, and a willingness to embrace team working. You will be flexible and motivated to deliver to customer requirements. You will have an eye for detail and ability to work to tight deadlines.

This is ideally a great opportunity for someone who already is an established aquaculture/seaweed technician, looking for career development.

The Role
You will lead the operations of the SAMS Seaweed Nursery in support of both commercial and research projects. You will be a subject matter specialist in the seeded line production, experienced in working within tight protocols but with the knowledge and initiative to develop process improvements and enhanced efficiency. You will liaise with Enterprise colleagues, commercial clients and research partners in the cost-effective development of the facility and service enhancement.

You will provide input to business development activities, consultancy and scientific papers. You will be a skilled communicator with experience of stakeholder engagement.

This role sits within SAMS Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of SAMS.

Applicants must apply by CV and cover letter – your letter should outline your experience to date as well as what you can bring to the role. Applications should be submitted to Job Ref SE02/22.MS. Closing date: 25th July 2022.

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