Graduate Marine Biologist

Thomson Environmental Consultants Guildford United Kingdom Marine Laboratory On site
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Company Description

Thomson environmental consultants: The independent, employee-owned consultancy, chosen by successful clients, admired by competitors, and the place to work preferred by top specialists.

With offices across the UK, our experts are committed to delivering our clients exceptional outcomes across a range of environmental services and ecological contracting.


Do you know the difference between Aphrodita and Ophelia? Would you like a unique opportunity to work with benthic specialists.

Are you passionate about marine species identification and love being in the laboratory with your microscope? If so, then we would be delighted to hear from you!

We have an opportunity for a Graduate Marine Biologist to join our team in Guildford. As part of our marine team, you will be involved in benthic faunal sample analysis for a variety of exciting projects from both the UK and abroad. You will be given the opportunity to learn taxonomic identification skills from world experts and will become involved in other areas such as Particle Size Analysis. You will be either a recent graduate or have worked in a laboratory already.


You will need to have:

  • a degree in Marine Biology or a related subject.
  • the ability to work to the pressures of a commercial laboratory.
  • an enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn.
  • work in our Guildford lab full time.

Ideally you may also have:

  • previous experience in benthic faunal sample processing
  • previous experience of Particle Size Analysis
  • previous experience of survey work

Other information

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to undertake a technical assessment to demonstrate their skills in identification of fauna.

We promote a happy, friendly workplace and are guided by the company’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. We excel at providing our people with amazing career progression and offer an extensive range of company benefits which include: 25 days annual leave, healthcare cash plan, enhanced stakeholder pension scheme, life insurance, discounted gym membership, paid professional memberships, clothing allowance, outstanding performance rewards, free parking and regular local and company social events!

One of the major advantages to working at Thomson is that our people is at the heart of everything we do. As an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT), all Thomson employees have a stake in the business and reap the reward of its success including performance-related annual bonuses. We also pride ourselves in providing market leading internal and external training opportunities which contributes to individual tailored career path ways.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Thomson is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Thomson.