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Bio-economic Modeller


£29,520 - £34,927

Fulltime - Open Ended Appointment

Job Purpose:  To provide bio-economic modelling capability to support the Sea and Society group and its currently funded projects, and to lead future development of aspects of economic modelling

The Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) has an exciting opportunity to work with other economists, environmental scientists and social scientists. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our ‘Sea and Society’ group. We undertake research on the consequences and benefits of the interactions between society and the marine environment to support sustainable and responsible ocean stewardship.

PML require a skilled and highly numerate bio-economic modeller to support ongoing projects and to support, develop and lead future work in this area. Ongoing international and national projects on which might be working include fisheries and aquaculture projects, such as EU CERES and NERC National Capability Official Development Assistance programmes; or bio-economic modelling of marine ecosystem services using probabilistic graphical modelling within the NERC Marine Ecosystems Research Programme.

Skills and experience in at least one of the following areas are required:

  • bio-economic modelling of fisheries and aquaculture
  • economic modelling of ecosystem services and benefits
  • bio-economic decision support tool development using probabilistic graphical modelling/machine learning

The candidate should have minimum qualifications of a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively and clearly with other areas of science in a highly interdisciplinary environment. They will have a track record in authorship or co-authorship of scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and project reports. The candidate will be able to work independently within an interdisciplinary team, and will have excellent time-management skills.

PML is a dynamic, highly innovative, independent and impartial provider of research and advice relating to coasts and oceans, globally and locally. Our Sea and Society group is one of the largest, dedicated marine social science groups in Europe and is at the forefront of marine ecosystem service research. PML is an independent research business with charitable status and a NERC Collaborative Centre. Researchers at PML collaborate externally with universities and research institutes across the UK and internationally such that PML has been an integral part of the UK’s strategic marine science capability for over 30 years.

Closing date : 24th April 2017

Interviews: Week Commencing 15th May 2017


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