Marine Institute

Director - Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coordination

Vacancy Area: 
Director / Senior Management

Director - Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coordination. Blue Growth Action 14 (BG14 - AORAC-SA Project)


Shaping The Future of Atlantic Ocean Research Cooperation

Are you an adventurous person looking for a new challenge? Interested in directing a flagship international programme to deliver key scientific objectives of the Galway Statement on Atlantic Cooperation? Are you familiar with driving change and breaking new ground, interacting with stakeholders at many levels internationally in the marine, maritime or science spheres?

The "Blue Growth" Action 14 (BG14) – Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coordination and Support Action (AORAC-SA) Project, an initiative of the European Commission's Blue Growth Strategy, will address key scientific and societal challenges. BG-14 will advance our knowledge of the Atlantic Ocean and achieve the shared objectives of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance between the European Union, Canada and United States of America.

The Director, will act in a strategic capacity, leading a secretariat on behalf of the Research Alliance to ensure delivery of the BG-14 project with a number of international partners. You will have oversight responsibility for the delivery of all work packages, with direct responsibility for three focusing on Coordination, Management, Governance and Communications.

To be successful, you will be a Strategic thinker and natural leader, with a minimum of seven years relevant work experience internationally in a scientific or technical environment. You will be able to demonstrate success in translating strategy into objectives and delivery of research or scientific programmes. Your network will reflect your ease at building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders.

A detailed Job Description can be downloaded here.  Further information on the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coordination and Support Action plan can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in this opportunity we would be delighted to hear from you. Please send a detailed letter of application and an up to date C.V. to Catherine Johnston, Human Resources Manager, Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co Galway or email to catherine [dot] johnston [at] marine [dot] ie Please note email applications will only be accepted at this address and applications are not valid until you have received confirmation of your application.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5p.m. Friday 13th February 2015. Late applications will not be accepted

The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 
Friday, 13 February, 2015