Temporary Scientific and Technical Officer, Marine Socio-Economic and Social Data & Evidence Programme

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.

Summary of the Role:

The successful candidate will work within the policy support function in Policy, Innovation & Research Support (PIRS) Group in the Marine Institute. PIRS conducts and coordinates policy analyses including socio-economic research, science and industry foresight, and contributes to the development of strategy and integrated marine policy at both national, EU and international level. 

The candidate will work in partnership with researchers in SEMRU, University of Galway, in the ongoing research into the dynamics of Ireland's ocean and coastal economies, national data collection and modelling requirements required for marine policy and planning, a sustainable blue economy and regional and rural analysis.

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

Essential / Important:

  • A degree in a relevant subject including Commerce/Business, science, data analytics, spatial analysis or planning, engineering or other numerical discipline.
  • Relevant experience with collection and analysis of economic / technical data and knowledge of economic modelling approaches.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels both in writing and verbally with technical and non-technical groups.
  • The ability to work unsupervised with demonstrated ability to use initiative.
  • A high level of computer literacy including the use of MS Office applications and statistical software. 

Duration of Contract:

The contract will be issued on a specified purpose basis for up to a maximum duration of up to 31st December 2023, 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@marine.ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference PIRS/STO/Socio-Econ/Feb23.


Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Thursday the 16th of March 2023. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.



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