Marine Institute

Temporary Scientific Technical Officer Marine Biodiversity and Foodwebs

Vacancy Area: 
Scientific and Technical

Temporary Scientific Technical Officer Marine Biodiversity and Foodwebs

Summary of the Role:

The Scientific Technical Officer will work within MI FEAS to conduct data analysis and assessments of fish data under the Biodiversity Descriptor 1 and to understand and quantify trophic interactions of marine food-webs in Ireland, with particular emphasis on fish. 

Background to Requirement:

The Marine Institute is building up its capacity in ecosystem related disciplines, in order to support Ireland’s obligations under the EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the OSPAR Commission on Protecting and Conserving the Northeast Atlantic.  The impact of human pressures including commercial fisheries on marine biodiversity and food-webs is an important consideration in the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Descriptor 1&4) and the Habitats and Bird’s directives. Through a Service Level Agreement with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Marine Institute has a responsibility to assess anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity and marine food-webs. The successful candidate will have a background in marine fish ecology, data analysis and associated technical experience. For more information please download the job description here.

Duration of Contract:

This temporary specified purpose contract of employment will be for the period up to the end of December 2023, subject to continued funding. The successful candidate will be on probation for the first six 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 FEAS/STOBIOD/June 2020

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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The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 30 June, 2020