Marine Institute

Scientific & Technical Officer – Benthos Ecology

Vacancy Area: 
Scientific and Technical

The Marine Institute is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Scientific & Technical Officer (STO) for an exciting and rewarding opportunity supporting our benthos ecology research.

The STO's responsibilities will include investigating and assessing the likely risks and impacts of aquaculture activities on the marine environment and providing general advice to the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine in relation to aquaculture and foreshore licencing through benthos ecology reporting and monitoring. This work will contribute to assessing the health of different elements of the State's waterbodies and thus support the preservation of the aquatic ecosystem under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will be an ambitious and well organised individual, with a degree in biological science and a working knowledge of benthic impact and benthic habitat sensitivity indicators. You will have previous experience of field sampling benthos habitats and a familiarity with key benthic taxonomic groups. In addition to this you will have understanding of risk assessment frameworks.

A detailed Job Description can be downloaded here.

To apply for this position, please send a detailed letter of application and an up to date C.V. to Human Resources, Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway or email to recruitment [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. All applications should include the reference for this post MEFS/STO/BEN/Feb 2015

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12:00 Noon on Wednesday 11th March 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer



Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 11 March, 2015