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CV, Marine Scientist Seeking Work In UK

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 40343
(11/01/1982, female)
List top 5 skills: marine scientist, technical manager
Short Bio:

I am a recent graduate with a First Class Honors in MSc Marine Sciences. I have a broad -based knowledge of natural environmental science and a deep knowledge of marine biology and aquaculture. I have experience in field data collection and laboratory analysis using analytical chemistry techniques. I have acquired leadership, mentoring and critical thinking skills during my time in customer services. My strengths include a high level of patience, excellent communication and ability to multi task

Current location: 

Auckland, New Zealand - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Pharmaceutical and Science, other, General Management

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:

United Kingdom

Skills Summary


• Skilled and proficient to work on varied kinds of Microsoft packages such as MS-Word, MS-Excel and other MS-Office software; and Apple packages

• Skilled in handling the technical instruments required for studying marine life

• Proficient in study design, statistical analysis of data and interpreting results

• Competent in data presentation and publishing standards in Marine Science

• Hold a Boat Masters Certificate Coastguard Boating Education New Zealand

• Cultivating mentoring, active listening and material resources management through present job

• Possess leadership and mentoring skills


Qualifications & Education

MSc Marine Science First Class Honors, Auckland University Of Technology
February 2012 to November 2014

Endowed with a broad -based knowledge of natural environmental science and a deep knowledge of marine biology and aquaculture. Possess an ability to critically evaluate scientific literature, integrate new information into existing knowledge base and identify gaps for new investigations. Completed a research thesis in ecology and invasion biology.

Major papers include Marine ecosystems, GIS and Analytical Chemistry


BSc Natural Resources Management 2.1 Class with Honors
March 2002 to December 2005

Relevant papers include Natural Resources and Wildlife Management; Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology; Farm Business Management and Biometry


Publications & Conferences

Banda, F. & Sabetian, A. (2016). An update on the life history of the European perch (Perca fluviatilis) in New Zealand; conservation and management implications. Submitted in NZ Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research Manuscript NZJM-2016-0004

Sabetian, A., Trip, E. D. L., Wheeler, P., Sands, L., Wakefield, S., Visconti, V., & Banda, F. (2014). Biological plasticity of non-native European perch (Perca fluviatilis) populations and the implications for management in northern New Zealand. NZ Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 49(1): 119-131

Presenting author of talk “Population Dynamics of Perca fluviatilis from Two Lakes in New Zealand” at Institute of Applied Ecology New Zealand Conference AUT, New Zealand – November 2013

Presenting author for poster at Joint NZFSS, NZMS and ASFB Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand – August 2013


Relevant Work Experience

Concentrix Business Services, New Zealand
February 2015 to date

Product Specialist

Concentrix is a customer care provider for several businesses that delivers sustainable competitive advantage through process innovation. My role is to represent the management of the account holder to the customer as a product specialist. I provide leadership and make management decisions while providing technical assistance.

Key Results to date

• Currently holding first position in company’s customer service 10 attributes for 6 weeks (helper, teacher,

optimization scout, advocate, therapist, salesperson, multi tasker, coach, mentor, problem- solver)

• Appointed team peer support advisor which led to high performance in 2 consecutive months of July -August 2015


School of Applied science AUT
April 2014 – October 2014

Research Assistant

Key Results

• Experience in scientific literature review, editing and preparation of manuscripts for scientific publication

• Experience in teaching and mentorship for undergraduate students in School of Applied Science

• Experience in resource procurement and allocation for successful research project results

• Developed attention to detail through lab techniques and lab safety

• Produced histology laboratory protocols currently in use by AUT marine biology


Short Fin Eel Fattening Project AUT
September 2013 – January 2014

Data Entry Clerk

Key Results

• Knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures and systems for project management

• Experience in recirculating aquaculture management

• Effective maintenance of data entry which led to the success of the commercial trial project at AUT



• Chitungwiza Brick and Tile (CBT) Environmental Management Consultant Zimbabwe
From August 2011 to February 2012

• Henderson Research Institute Fisheries Research Officer and Head of Fisheries Section Zimbabwe
From February 2007 to August 2009

• Minda High School Farm manager, Zimbabwe
From January 2006 to January 2007


Awards & Affiliations

• New Zealand Development Scholarship for MSc Marine Sciences (2012-2014)

• OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowship Rhodes University, South Africa, 2012 (declined)

• Chinese Government Scholarship 2009-2010 for HSK Level 4 Mandarin

• Institute for Applied Ecology New Zealand

• Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World


Community Involvement & Interests

• Current member of Peace Corps Volunteer New Zealand

• Current member of Oasis of Hope Foundation International

• Monthly donor for Kids Can New Zealand

• One off volunteer with Auckland Council for Invasive Fish Eradication Programme at Lake Wainamu (March 2012)

• One off volunteer with Auckland Council for Lake Rototoa water quality survey (March 2012)

• Interests are walking, dancing, novel reading, puzzle solving, watching movies or television series and baking



Excellent references available on request