Fisheries Scientist (Toothfish)

The Person

Candidates should have expertise to conduct biological and ecological research on toothfish stocks around the Falkland Islands, and manage departmental research projects. They should be familiar with age and growth, reproductive and population biology of fish and have experience in fish ageing techniques using otoliths and other growth increment bearing structures. Candidates should be capable of working as part of a small, dedicated team and be prepared to fill a flexible role.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract up to 4 Years.
  • Salary Range, basic starting salary £32k up to £37k per annum commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract.
  • 30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days leave).
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and recognised dependents at the beginning and end of contract, and additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

How to Apply

For further information regarding the position please contact Brendon Lee, Fisheries Scientist by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (+500) 27260.

Interested candidates can download the job description from our online vacancy page www.jobs.gov.fk and to apply, please complete our online application form, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form. 

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 15 January 2023 @ 19:30 (GMT)

Shortlisting commencing - 16 January 2023

Panel Interviews - w/c 30 January 2023

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk


The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.

The Directorate of Natural Resources - Fisheries Department is an

Equal Opportunity Organisation