Job Opportunity: Deputy Director - Science, SAERI, Falkland Islands | POGO

Job Opportunity: Deputy Director - Science, SAERI, Falkland Islands

Apply by 15 September 2019


SAERI is looking for a talented Senior Scientist to fill the role of Deputy Director – Science (DD-Science), joining the Senior management team which currently consists of 2 Deputy Directors (DD-Business and Programmes; DD – Innovation) and the Executive Director. SAERI operates across six focal areas (Marine, Terrestrial, Freshwater, Earth, Atmospheric and Data). The DD-Science should have significant experience in one of these areas.


The Role:

The role is exciting, strategic and will, amongst other things, work with the Board’s Sub-Committee for Science and be responsible for science delivery throughout the organisation in collaboration with the Executive Director. The DD-Science will be expected to set up their own research programmes within SAERI and ultimately employ staff (Project Managers/Post-Docs, Project Officers/Graduates and PhD students). The DD-Science will also be expected to line manage a number of the projects that SAERI runs and oversee the science outputs of the organisation, ensuring high-quality project delivery with the accompanying publication of quality papers.


The position will be based in the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute’s (SAERI’s) head office in Stanley, Falkland Islands, with opportunities to travel to other South Atlantic UKOTs and further afield when required. The DD-Science will report to the Executive Director and the Board’s Science Sub-committee.


Main Essential criteria:

  • Qualified with a PhD or equivalent in a relevant environmental science (physical or natural)
  • At least 5 years post graduate experience· A good track record in environmental (physical or natural) research
  • A good record in peer reviewed literature
  • Evidence and record of grant application success
  • Previous experience of supervising PhD students
  • Sound and proven leadership in science

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