Science Manager - ML1325
Vacancy Description
School of Biology, Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), Salary: £37,756 - £46,400 per annum, Start Date: As soon as possible, Fixed Term: 3 years in the first instance
The School of Biology is seeking a Science Manager for the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU: http://www.smru.st-and.ac.uk/).  SMRU is a world leading research group investigating all aspects of marine mammal biology and sits within the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) (http://soi.st-andrews.ac.uk/) at the University of St Andrews.

Applicants should have a proven track record of scientific project management, preferably in the field of marine mammal science.  The applicant will work with the Director and the staff at SMRU to implement the Director’s and Senior Staff’s strategy and vision for the Unit.  For example, they will facilitate the translation of SMRU science into government policy and policy requirements. They will project manage the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) statutory and National Capability funding commitments and the Scottish Government funded Marine Mammal Scientific Support research programme; undertake the day to day management of staff and budgets and interact with academic staff, SMRU Marine and the SOI group of companies to assist in successful grant applications and other income generating activities.

The SMRU currently comprises 10 academics, 6 additional principal investigators, 16 research fellows and assistants, 30 PhD students, 6 engineers and 6 support staff. It delivers world-class research in the field of marine mammal science and provides independent advice and expertise relating to marine mammals internationally. In the UK, SMRU’s advice to government underpins responsibilities discharged by NERC and the underlying research is supported by long-term funding.  The Unit is a Delivery Partner within the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (http://www.noc.soton.ac.uk/).

This post is fixed term for 3 years in the first instance.

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Ailsa Hall (ajh7@st-andrews.ac.uk; Tel +441334462634) or Dr Bernie McConnell (bm8@st-andrews.ac.uk; Tel +441334463280).

Please quote ref: ML1325

Closing Date: 21 April 2014

Further Particulars: ML1325AD FPs.doc

School of Biology
Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI)
Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU)
Salary: £37,756 - £46,400 per annum
Start Date:  As soon as possible
Fixed Term:  3 years in the first instance