Loughs Agency seeking Scientific Officer (x2)

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A unique and exciting opportunity in an inter-regional, multi-institutional setting; we are seeking candidates to work on a multi-species marine telemetry project combining studies on anadromous and marine fishes, cetaceans and seals in the sea around Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Location: HQ, 22 Victoria Road, Prehen, Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Full time 40 hours per week (to include 1 hr per day unpaid lunch break)
Temporary positions to December 2022
Salary Scale: £36,812 to £40,473 p/a

Senior Scientific Officer – Analytics Lead

The Senior Scientific Officer – Analytics Lead within this team will help ensure the delivery of high quality spatial models and management plans for a range of mobile marine species (i.e., salmonids, elasmobranchs and seals) derived from the acoustic arrays. The role will also require the post holder to possess exceptional scientific report writing skills and experience in geospatial predictive modelling as well as the ability to manage the Higher Scientific Officers and other project staff as necessary to ensure agreed Project targets and outputs are met. The post holder will also be required to provide specialist advice on issues to the Project Board and other partners as appropriate.

Senior Scientific Officer – Field Telemetry Lead

The Senior Scientific Officer – Field Telemetry Lead within this team will establish a series of marine acoustic telemetry arrays and take a leading role in delivering a number of marine telemetry studies. Working closely with project partners and other members of the team, the post holder will act in a lead scientific advisory capacity and coordinate the installation of the acoustic receiver network.  The role will also require the post holder to manage the Higher Scientific Officers and other project staff as necessary to ensure agreed project targets and outputs are met.  The post holder will also be required to provide specialist advice on issues to the Project Board and other partners as appropriate.

Application forms and further details of the duties and qualifications for the post are available at http://www.loughs-agency.org/careers/.

Completed applications must be submitted to arrive no later than 4pm on Friday 3rd May 2019.

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