Two Exciting Opportunities with the Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services Team

Marine Institute HeadquartersThe Marine Institute has carried out Ireland's obligations under the Data Collection Framework (DCF) since 2002. The DCF programme involves at sea and port sampling of catch and landings, research vessel surveys (e.g. acoustic, egg, groundfish and underwater TV surveys), management and analyses of data, assessment and provision of scientific advice on the sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources. Ireland has secured funding under the EMFF (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014 to 2020) to support the implementation of the new DCF and to build capacity in the areas of Regional Fisheries Management Plans; Mixed Fisheries Plans and Regional Discard Plans; in addition to discard and groundfish survey data analyses.

To support delivery of these work programmes the Marine Institute are recruiting two posts:

1. A Team Lead (T.L.) focused on providing fisheries modelling and simulations support for Regional Fisheries Management Plans; Mixed Fisheries Plans and Regional Discard Plans. The T.L. will provide statistical support for staff in relation to analyses of data for peer reviewed publications as well as develop assessment methods for data limited stocks particularly monk and megrim in ICES Sub Areas VI and VII.

2. A Scientific and Technical Officer (STO) to work with our Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services (FEAS) team to focus on the analyses of discard and groundfish survey data.

If you have an interest in working with the FEAS team and believe you have the skills and experience we require for either of these roles, then we would like to hear from you. Further information about the opportunities can be found in the detailed Job Descriptions that be downloaded from our website at

Please send a detailed letter of application and an up to date C.V. to Human Resources, Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway or email to Please note email applications will only be accepted at this address and applications are not valid until you have received confirmation of your application. All applications should include the reference for the relevant vacancy.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 21st January 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer