Published: 11th August 2021

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Vacancy Description

School of Biology Salary: £33,797 – £40,322 per annum pro rata Start Date: As soon as possible Fixed Term: Until 31 July 2022 Part Time: 18.125 hours per week (0.5 FTE)

This exciting role involves connecting and working across disciplines and sectors to trigger and build societal and collaborative action to address major challenges for the ocean environment and the planet. Rooted in Scotland’s marine science community, MASTS and the University of St Andrews wish to better leverage the potential of collaborations between science disciplines, particularly between marine science and the social sciences, and between sectors (e.g. with art and tech sectors).

Knowledge of major challenges to, and sustainable solutions for, the marine environment are essential. Experience across a broad range of issues and disciplines will be beneficial, with experience in the social sciences and public engagement desirable. Above all, candidates require a passion and ambition for the ocean and a sustainable future for all.

This is a part-time (job-share) role, starting as soon as possible and running until the end of July 2022. There is potential for the role to develop into a full-time position or to be extended, depending on success in sourcing new funding.

While Covid-risks remain, it is likely that this position will initially be fulfilled through remote/home-working. As circumstances ease there will be the option to take up office space at the Scottish Oceans Institute; continuation of home-working may be possible, although availability for occasional meetings/events in St Andrews and other Scottish locations will be a necessary.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Chris Leakey,

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional services posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through accreditation (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; Stonewall, LGBT and Race Charters), as listed on:

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Further information can be found at

Closing Date: 16 August 2021                Interview Date: 25 August 2021

Please quote ref: AD2236NB

Further Particular: AD2236NB FPs.doc