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Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
Principal Evidence Specialist (R&D)
Salary £43,221 to £51,814 pa
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced marine scientist to join us and play a leading role in developing our Research & Development Programme.
About the role
If you are passionate about the marine and coastal environments and believe in using best available evidence to support sustainable development of the marine environment, join the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) as a Principal Evidence Specialist.
Your primary role will be to manage the MMO’s Research & Development Programme, which is an intrinsic part of the MMO’s Strategic Evidence Plan (SEP) developed to support the organisation operational functions, particularly the development of marine plans in England. You will act as the intelligent customer for the organisation and lead on identifying, commissioning, managing and reviewing projects that build on the MMO’s marine evidence base. As an experienced marine scientist, you will also provide internal technical advice to other delivery functions thereby assisting the MMO in its ability to make impartial, independent, and scientifically robust decisions.
You will represent the MMO to external stakeholders on technical and evidence issues. You will also represent the MMO on any relevant technical working groups. You will be working within a multidisciplinary environment and have a good understand of how the provision of integrated sound evidence can aid operational and policy delivery.
You will be educated to PhD or MSc level in a recognised marine science (eg. marine biology, marine ecology, fisheries science, marine environmental pollution, coastal management, and marine geomorphology etc) with significant experience in your field. You will be a self-starter with an ability to think strategically and laterally to strengthen the MMO’s R&D programme in line with the organisational needs. You will have a proven track record in one or more of the scientific disciplines detailed in the job profile and a thorough understanding of the issues and challenges of the national and international dimension in marine management. You will have experience of engaging with national or international stakeholders at senior level and demonstrate capability to deliver projects on time. The capacity to work effectively within a multidisciplinary environment is vital, as you will need to build excellent relations within all the other MMO functions. You will need to demonstrate capability to deliver projects on time.
The Marine Management Organisation has been established to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the marine area and to promote the UK Governments vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.
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Closing date: 28 September 2012.