Marine Institute

Interim Laboratory Analyst - Biotoxin Chemistry (Redeployment Cover)

Vacancy Area: 
Laboratory Analyst

Location: Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway

Summary of the Role:

The Interim Biotoxin Chemistry Laboratory Analyst will work as part of the Shellfish Safety Unit Team. This team is responsible for a wide range of monitoring and analytical services to clients including the Government, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the Shellfish Industry and the EU. The Shellfish Safety Unit is the National Reference Laboratory for Marine Biotoxins in Ireland. The unit is part of the Marine Environment & Food Safety Services, which operates a number of programmes, and has engaged in an active Laboratory Accreditation programme.
The National Biotoxin Monitoring Programme is carried out to detect naturally occurring marine toxins in shellfish, and to ensure that shellfish is not placed on the market when these toxins are present above the regulatory limits. This involves analysing samples of shellfish using a variety of advanced analytic methods such as Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) and Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) techniques.

A detailed job description can be downloaded here.

Duration of Contract:

The contract will be issued on a Temporary Specified Purpose basis providing redeployment cover for the post holder for a maximum duration of up to 31st July 2020. There will be a 6-month probationary period for the duration of this contract

How to Apply:

A full C.V. together with a letter of application, summarising experience and skill sets applicable to the position should be emailed to recruitment [at] marine [dot] ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, H91 R673. All correspondence for this post should quote reference MEFSS/BTXLA/Oct 19.

Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Thursday 14th November 2019. Please note that late applications will not be accepted

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The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 14 November, 2019