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Pelagic fish Population Modeller IRC82598E 20 views

? Represent MSS at national and international scientific, research and advisory meetings,

providing expert scientific input, preparing reports and advice for publication in the public

domain, and providing critical evaluation of stock assessments and other fisheries

management related research. This will include representing MSS at ICES (International

Council for the Exploration of the Sea) scientific working groups.

? Contribute population modelling expertise to research projects on stock assessment and

the evaluation of fisheries management strategies. The post-holder will have delegated

responsibility for particular aspects of work and will also be required to work collaboratively

in other areas.

? Conduct analyses to support the provision of fisheries management advice at national and

international level – providing solutions to often complex problems by drawing on a wide

range of input data, numerical and analytical methods and knowledge of fishing and

fishing practices.

? Prepare and analyse fishery and biological data for use in stock assessment and in

support of other fisheries management related research. This will require interrogating

databases, compilation and critical evaluation of fishery and survey data, and analysing

and presenting data using appropriate software.

? Conduct fieldwork as part of MSS’ research vessel survey programmes. This will involve

participating in acoustic surveys, following agreed sampling protocols and safe working

practices, and working at sea for periods of up to 21 days.


1. Evidence of strong numeric ability with experience of developing models of environmental, biological or fishery systems.

2. Excellent computational skills with proven ability to programme in a high level language (such as R), particularly with respect to modelling and data analysis.

3. Good communication skills, with evidence of documenting their work in a clear and understandable manner, preparing reports for publication and delivering effective presentations to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

4. Strong planning and organisational skills, able to manage their own workload and prioritise effectively, and dealing with competing demands.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension
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