Marine Institute

Temporary Scientific & Technical Officer Project Coordinator - PRIMROSE

Vacancy Area: 
Scientific and Technical

Location: Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway

Summary of the Role

The Marine Institute is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic Scientific Technical Officer (STO) that will act as Project Coordinator (PC) to support the Atlantic Area PRIMROSE Project.  This is a project which the Marine Institute is leading with 10 partners across Europe in the area of shellfish safety and forecasting.

The Scientific and Technical Officer will assist the Section Manager and Post Doctorate Research assistant by tracking and reporting the progress of all work packages in the project.  In addition, under the guidance of the Section manager, the STO will work independently to provide Coordination, Communications & Administrative support to the Project.  This will include financial reporting, the organisation of conference and networking events and liaising with a wide range of interested parties.

The STO will become fully immersed in the Project and will develop a high level of knowledge in the technical areas of Harmful Algal Bloom science and forecasting.  With this knowledge the STO will assist the project leaders in delivering the project deliverable on time and to a high standard of production.

A detailed job description can be downloaded here.

Essential Requirements:

In order to become the Scientific and Technical Officer, you will need:

  • A degree in a relevant science or equivalent qualification
  • At least 3 years’ practical work experience in environmental research or environmental programme management
  • Experience of involvement in project management, particularly in large scale EU  projects
  • Data processing and quantative analysis of scientific data and ability to utilise problem solving techniques

Duration of Contract:

This temporary specified purpose contract of employment is funded under the Atlantic Area Call project "Primrose" under intereg and will run until the end of this project on 12 December 2020.  The successful candidate will be on probation for the first six months of this contract.

A current C.V. and detailed 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, H91 R673. All correspondence for this post should quote reference MEFSS/STO_PC_PRIMROSE/April 2019.

Closing date for Applications

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Tuesday 14th May 2019.  Please note that late applications cannot be accepted.

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Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer.


Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019