Marine Institute

Temporary Scientific & Technical Officer (STO) – Ocean Modelling for COMPASS Project

Vacancy Area: 
Scientific and Technical

Summary of the Role:

The STO Ocean Modelling will work within the Oceanographic Services team, with main responsibility for delivering modelling products and services for the Interreg VA COMPASS project (Collaborative Oceanography and Monitoring for Protected Areas and Species).

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing modelling for COMPASS and will work closely with international partners. Specifically, the candidate will contribute to the development of the model providing region-wide simulations of currents, temperature and salinity structure for the full project period, achieved through an interfacing between the national Scottish and Irish hydrodynamic models.

A cross-border model of larval transport and connectivity for key priority species driven by the interfaced hydrodynamic model will subsequently be developed. Furthermore, the candidate will develop a region-wide model of hydrodynamic habitat type driven by the interfaced hydrodynamic models. Preparation of the reports and relevant documentation following strict deadlines and formats will also be part of the role. The candidate will also be expected to carry out other modelling duties within the modelling team as required.

A full and 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/STO-Modeller/April 2017


Closing date for applications

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Friday 5th May 2017. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 5 May, 2017