Post-Doctoral Researcher (PDR) – Marine Plan

Vacancy Area

Laboratory Analyst

Organisation Description:

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for marine research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI). The Marine Institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220-million-acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and scientific services; and safeguard the marine environment through research and environmental monitoring. The Institute works in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and a network of other Government Departments, semi-state agencies, national and international marine partners.

Summary of the Role:

The Post-Doctoral Researcher (PDR) will work closely with the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Principal Investigator and the Marine Spatial Planning Section Manager on delivering the research for the Marine Plan project.  The individual will develop an approach to identify mutually acceptable locations for ORE and protected marine sites in the Celtic Sea, based on EB-MSP (Ecosystem-Based Marine Spatial Planning) criteria, that minimises the displacement effect for fisheries.  The individual will help to determine the appropriate locations for the siting of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Celtic Sea based on the concepts of “ecologically or biologically significant marine areas” (EBSA).

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

• A relevant PhD in a marine ecological analysis, or a related field.
• Demonstrated experience of working in the arena of fisheries and/or MPAs, and their analysis or similar.
• Demonstrated experience of working in an interdisciplinary science context that focuses on the marine environment and advice on its management.
• Demonstrated skills in data analysis linked to marine ecological/fisheries science, spatial data. 
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with, organise and effectively communicate with people ranging from scientists and policy advisors to users of the sea (e.g. fishers) and the wider public. 
• High level statistical analysis skills (ideally implemented in R).
• Proven Scientific Report and peer reviewed paper writing skills.  
• Strong and effective organisation and administration skills.
• Good time management and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
• The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team.
• Good written and verbal communication skills in addition to effective numeracy skills.
• Full, clean driving license.


Duration of Contract:

The maximum duration of this temporary specified purpose contract of employment will be up to three years. 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 or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference FEAS/PDR/MarinePlan/Nov22


Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Friday 25th of November 2022. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

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Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

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