Marine Institute

Temporary Project Coordinator – Copernicus Marine Biogeochemistry

Vacancy Area: 
Scientific and Technical


Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway

Summary of the Role:

The successful candidate will work within the Oceanographic Services team as a programme Coordinator for the Copernicus Marine Biogeochemistry programme, with main responsibility for ensuring delivery of the validation of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) biogeochemical models of Iberia-Biscay-Ireland region.

The successful candidate will work closely with the international partner, Mercator Ocean International, who are the Delegated Authority by the European Commission for the delivery of CMEMS and are responsible for the coordination of Iberia-Biscay-Ireland Marine Forecasting Centre (IBI-MFC). Specifically, the candidate will contribute to the validation of the reanalysis and forecasting systems of marine bio-geochemistry used in IBI-MFC, will work on the development of the validation toolbox, Ocean Monitoring Indicators for the Ocean State Report and will prepare Quality Information Documents (QUID). Inter-comparison of IBI-MFC biogeochemical model with the CMEMS global biogeochemical model systems (GLO MFC) will also be part of this role.

A detailed job description can be downloaded here.

Duration of Contract:

The contract will be issued on a specified purpose basis for up to a maximum duration of two years, subject to funding with 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 OSIS/CMEMS/Aug 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 21st August 2019. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

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The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 21 August, 2019