Marine Institute

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist - CoCliME Data Analyst

Vacancy Area: 
Scientific and Technical

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – CoCliME Data Analyst

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

Summary of the Role:

The Marine Institute is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic Post-Doctoral Data Analyst to work on the Co-development of Climate Services for Adaption to Changing Marine Ecosystems (CoCliME) Project.

Among the duties and responsibilities include:

  • The principal tasks of the CoCliME PDR will relate to data extraction, collation and analyses of biological (Harmful Algal Bloom species), chemical (Biotoxins) and physical (derived from models) variables from datasets housed in the Marine Institute and identification of relationships with ocean phenomena identified and validated in MI coastal hydrodynamic models.  The PDR will liaise closely with HAB/Biotoxin and modelling specialist at the MI.
  • The CoCliME PDR will take responsibility for tasks necessary for the completion of the Marine Institute components of CoCliME.  Two key tasks that are the responsibility of the MI are to (i) co-develop and co-produce bespoke, proof-of-concepts of prototype bespoke HAB event climate service for Atlantic use case study to support informed future decision making based on intensive user co-development, exploitation of existing data sets and new scientific knowledge (ii) Develop best practices and a transferable framework of the climate service developed in Co CliME.

A detailed job description can be downloaded here.

Educational and Professional Requirements

  • A BSc (Hons) and PhD in marine or environmental science, oceanography, mathematical or similar related discipline with demonstrated experience of data analytics.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience of processing and quantitative analysis of complex scientific datasets.
  • Experience in statistical modelling techniques and data visualisation.  Shows evidence of having worked with environmental data analyses.
  • Evidence of bringing research from concept through to publication.
  • A willingness to go to sea occasionally and medically fit to meet the requirements of an ENG11 (Seafarers Medical).


Remuneration is in accordance with the Public Sector, Department of Finance approved Salary Scale for Post-Doctoral Researcher, with a starting salary of €37,223 - €48,205 per annum pro-rated with time worked.  You will become a member of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme.

Duration of Contract:

This temporary specified purpose contract of employment is funded under the JPI Climate ERA4CS Joint Call through the EPA as the Irish Research Funding Organisation and will run for a duration of up to March 31st 2021. The successful candidate will be on probation for the first six months of this contract.

How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to recruitment [at] marine [dot] ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference OSIS/PDR-CoClime/May 2019.

Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12:00 noon on Wednesday 29th May 2019. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Use of Data - all personal data and the information submitted for this application will be used solely for the purpose of this campaign, after which it will be deleted in line with our data and documents policy. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence and accessed only by those involved directly in the campaign.

The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 29 May, 2019