Tel: 0161 442 8938

Role: Marine Laboratory Scientist

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience plus benefit package

Location: Letchworth

Deadline: Sunday 9th June 2019

About APEM

APEM Limited is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic environmental consultancy and we are delighted to have been awarded 2019 Water Industry Consultant of the Year by industry experts at the prestigious UK Water Industry Awards.

With over 30 years’ experience, we offer our clients an integrated approach to every aspect of the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and marine habitats and operate UK wide and internationally. Our consultants are recognised experts in their fields, and as a company we pride ourselves on our commitment to scientific rigour and an excellent service in providing solutions to our clients.

About the role

APEM BioLabs is synonymous with high-quality analyses, large capacity and fast-turnaround. Clients either send us their samples directly or they are collected by APEM as part of a wider project. The specification of analyses provided is tailored to the needs of the project, with flexibility being one of our strongest qualities. APEM is a champion in fostering the specialist taxonomic skills that are in increasingly short supply and is committed to providing rewarding careers and long-term professional development for aquatic taxonomists. APEM’s Marine BioLab team is one of the largest and most experienced macrobenthic processing teams in Europe. APEM offer benchmark macrobenthic analysis of samples from throughout the World and expert training via our NMBAQC scheme benthic invertebrate and particle size component co-ordination.

The role is a 6 month contract in the first instance, with the possibility of contract extensions or permanent employment.

Our benefits package includes 25 days holiday (increasing to a maximum of 30 days in line with length of service), pension, private medical insurance, health cash plan, group income protection, death in service insurance, cycle to work scheme, company maternity and paternity pay.

About you

This is an excellent opportunity for a high-calibre and motivated graduate marine scientist at the start of their career and with an interest in marine invertebrate taxonomy to join our marine laboratory teams, based at our Letchworth laboratory, to assist with collecting and processing marine biological samples.

If you are interested in environmental consultancy and seeking to gain valuable experience and training in the field of marine benthic ecology then this is a great opportunity for you. You will be provided with extensive training in processing samples from a wide range of marine and brackish water environments; therefore, although desirable, previous experience is not essential for this role.

If this sounds like you, please apply following the instructions below.

How to apply

To apply please download an APEM application form

You should then email a completed application form, along with a detailed CV and covering letter to . The subject heading of the email should state your name and the role you are applying for.

If you have any queries, please email and one of our team will respond to you as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 9th June 2019

Required Skills

  • Degree in Marine Biology or other relevant subject
  • Basic understanding of identification of marine invertebrate identification and the major taxonomic groups likely to be encountered
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • IT literate
  • Desirable - Experience of plankton sample processing
  • Desirable - Experience of marine sampling techniques