Postdoctoral Researcher - Marine Beacon Project

Vacancy Area

Scientific and Technical

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.


Who will you Work With and What Will The Role Involve

The Post-Doctoral Researcher (PDR) will work closely with the Marine Beacon project co-ordinator in the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Team as well as with colleagues in the wider Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services team to deliver research for the Marine Beacon project.

The Marine Beacon project aims to improve knowledge and understanding and produce the tools and technology to reduce the discarding of protected, endangered and threatened species (PETS), in European waters. The PDR will work specifically on tasks related to; identifying and overcoming bycatch related knowledge gaps for fish, marine mammals and sea birds, and evaluating the risk of fisheries bycatch and determining the vulnerability of PETS in European waters.

A focus of the work will be on Irish waters, although there will be opportunities for collaboration with European partners to improve understanding of bycatch risk across large geographic areas. There will also be opportunities to work with wider fisheries stakeholders.

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Duration of Contract:

This temporary specific purpose contract of employment will be for up to 48 months’ period from start date. 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/BEACON/MAY24

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon, Wednesday 22nd May 2024. Unfortunately, late applications cannot be accepted.



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