As a Marine Benthic Taxonomist, you will be involved in all aspects of laboratory work, including:
- Sieve, sort, identify, enumerate marine and estuarine benthic fauna, including all phyla from intertidal regions, shelf seas and deep waters around the UK and globally
- Efficient and accurate recording of data and preparation of outputs to the reporting team
- Maintain the standards of an internationally recognised quality control scheme
- Develop, maintain, store and prepare sample reference collections
Applicants should have a BSc degree in marine biology (or relevant subject), 1 year experience working in a
marine benthic taxonomy laboratory and appreciate the need for efficiency in a commercial laboratory.
Graduates who have completed a relevant marine benthic dissertation as part of their studies, involving the
sorting and identification of benthic macrofauna samples, will also be considered.
Interviewees will be required to demonstrate their skill in accurate and quick identification of macrobenthic
taxa, knowledge of taxonomy and enthusiasm for the subject.