Temporary Water Framework Directive Monitoring Environmental Data Scientist – Scientific and Technical Officer – 6 month maternity leave cover

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 data scientist will primarily be responsible for quality screening and uploading all WFD field, MI and external laboratory project data to the SQL databases (biota, water and sediment), archiving and storing data. The scientist will also assist with data reporting, preparing assessments, and preparing technical reports for clients and stakeholders. Moreover, in liaison with the project team and the MI’s Information Services & Development team, the data scientist will have a key role in identifying needs and developing processes and novel tools to enhance and automate data flows and processing throughout the cycle of data collection to reporting/evaluation. This will conform to the MI’s Data Quality Framework.
The successful candidate will report to the WFD Team Leader, but will also work closely on daily basis with the Marine Chemistry team.

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

•    A Degree in a relevant science or an equivalent qualification.
•    A high degree of computer literacy and experience in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
•    Experience in dataset maintenance, data analysis and reporting of scientific/environmental data 
•    Experience in preparing technical reports and/or data products.
•    The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
•    The ability to manage time effectively and work to deadlines.
•    Ability to troubleshoot and research technical solutions to data management issues.
•    Ability to work on own initiative and progress work independently. 
•    Willingness to work at sea on board research vessels.

Duration of Contract:

This temporary specified purpose contract of employment, providing maternity leave cover for up to 6 monthsYou will be on probation for the duration 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 recruitment@marine.ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference MEFS/STO/WFD/Jan23


Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon 27th of January 2023. Unfortunately, late applications cannot be accepted.

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Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

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