Marine Institute

Temporary Laboratory Analyst – Data Support Specialist

Vacancy Area: 
Laboratory Analyst

Temporary Laboratory Analyst - Data Support Specialist (Water Framework Directive)

Summary of the Role:

High volumes of complex data generated by WFD and other marine environmental monitoring activities are a key resource requiring careful archiving and management. The data management support scientist will primarily be responsible for quality screening and uploading all WFD/SWD field, MI and external laboratory project data to the SQL database, archiving and storing data. The scientist will also assist with data assessments, preparing technical reports for clients and stakeholders and assist in developing tools for efficient data management activities in the laboratory.

Background to Requirement:

Water Framework Directive The Water Framework Directive (WFD Directive 2000/60/EC) came into force in December 2000 and establishes a framework for the protection of inland surface waters, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater. The EPA is the competent authority in Ireland for implementing this directive and they have nominated the Marine Institute to carry out monitoring of certain quality elements in transitional and coastal waters; specifically, phytoplankton, benthic invertebrates, relevant pollutants and priority substances. There are strong links to other directives and marine monitoring requirements such as those required of shellfish waters (Directive 2006/113/EC) and under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC. A full job description can be downloaded here.

Duration of Contract:

The contract will be issued on a temporary specified purpose basis for a duration of up to 6 years subject to funding. There will be a 6 month probationary period.

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 WFD LA/Data Support/Nov.2015.

Closing date for Applications:

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

Please note: Interviews will be held week commencing 14th December 2015.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 11 December, 2015