Temporary Marine Biogeochemistry Team Leader - Marine Strategy Framework Directive
Summary of the Role:
The successful candidate will develop a high quality analytical testing facility, in line with best practice, for measurement of essential biogeochemical parameters in seawater, such as nutrients and certain other parameters specified in the MSFD (Annex III and Descriptor 5). As the biogeochemistry Technical Manager you will implement and oversee a Quality Assurance programme to ensure all seawater biogeochemistry data meets quality objectives, including in situ field measurement data (e.g. sensors/sondes). You will play a key role in organising and undertaking the annual Winter Environmental Survey (RV Celtic Voyager) and the annual Rockall Ocean Climate Survey measuring biogeochemical variables in Irish coastal, shelf and offshore waters. Be responsible for management of seawater biogeochemical data and developing enhanced processes within the MI’s Data Management Quality Framework ultimately delivering open access to up-to-date quality-assured data. Ensure national requirements to report biogeochemical data and data products to relevant datacentres and stakeholders are met in a timely manner and undertake and contribute to key MSFD, OSPAR and other assessments of marine environmental status, and take a lead role in developing science outputs and publishing findings. For further information please download the job description here.
Duration of Contract:
The contract will be issued on a temporary specified purpose basis for a duration up to 31st December 2023, subject to continued funding. Successful candidates will be on probation for the first 12 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 MEFS / TL BIOGEOCHEM/June 2020
Closing date for applications:
All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon Tuesday June 30th 2020. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.
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