Marine Institute

Temporary Postdoctoral Researchers (PDR) – Ocean Modelling (X 3)

Vacancy Area: 
Scientific and Technical

Number of positions: Three temporary specified purpose positions 

Contract Information: Three contracts will be issued on a temporary specified purpose basis for the following maximum durations:-  up to 24 months; up to 33 months and up to 47 months (Funded via Horizon 2020 TAPAS & Interreg Atlantic Area iFADO, MyCOAST and CleanAtlantic)


Summary of the Role:

The successful candidates will work within the Oceanographic Services team as Postdoctoral Researchers, with the main responsibility for delivering modelling products and services under the following projects:

  • Horizon 2020 project TAPAS (Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability)
  • Interreg Atlantic Area iFADO (Innovation in the Framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean)
  • Interreg Atlantic Area MyCOAST (Coordinated Atlantic Coastal Operational Oceanographic Observatory)
  • Interreg Atlantic Area CleanAtlantic (Tackling marine litter in the Atlantic Area)

The successful candidates will be responsible for providing numerical modelling for the above projects and will work closely with international partners. Specifically, the candidates will contribute to the development of the most appropriate near field modelling procedures for marine aquaculture sustainability, based on hydrodynamic, biogeochemical and shellfish modelling. The candidates will develop regional and coastal scale hydrodynamic models for the purpose of supporting the delivery of Marine Strategy Framework Directive descriptors. The candidates will develop coastal scale models and model-based tools, such as lagrangian tools for search and rescue application and other. The candidates will develop lagrangian tools for marine litter tracking. Preparation of the reports and relevant documentation following strict deadlines and formats will also be part of the role. The candidates will also be expected to carry out other modelling duties within the modelling team as required.

A detailed job description can be downloaded here.


Duration of Contract:

Three individual contracts will be issued on a temporary specified purpose basis for maximum durations of up to 24 months for PDR1, 33 months for PDR2 and 47 months for PDR3. Each position is subject to ongoing funding and a 6 month probationary period will apply to each role.


How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the positions should be emailed to recruitment [at] marine [dot] ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for these posts should quote reference OSIS/PDR_Ocean_Modelling/Jan. 2018

Any application information will only be used for the specific purpose of this recruitment competition, will be dealt with confidentially and destroyed following the campaign in line with our Data and Document Retention policy.

Closing date for applications. All applications for these posts should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Tuesday 27th February 2018. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018