GENIALG Job Vacancy: Microbiology Support Scientist with SAMS

Microbiology Support Scientist

Full Time, Fixed Term Appointment

12 months, with a possible extension

Salary £19,730 – £22,017 per annum

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland require a Support Scientist to contribute to SAMS research projects. The work will involve the maintenance and cryopreservation of algal cultures and other micro-organisms according to established microbiological protocols, and molecular analysis such as PCR.  Initially the post-holder will be participating to the delivery of the GENIALG (EU) and GlobalSeaweed-STAR (UK GCRF) projects. 

The successful candidate will have good organization skills, flexible and a good team-worker. Degree or HND level in a relevant biological discipline or with equivalent laboratory experience, and ideally, a working knowledge or experience with microbiology or molecular biology.

Further information is available online at  

Alternatively, please write to: Human Resources,  Microbiology Support Scientist, D12/19.CC The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll PA37 1QA or e-mail

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29th November 2019.

Interviews will be held week of 9th December 2019

SAMS is a registered Scottish charity (SC 009206), has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.