Loughs Agency: seeking two Higher Scientific Officers


Location: HQ, 22 Victoria Road, Prehen, Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Salary Scale: £30,149 to £31,760 p/a
Full time 40 hours per week (to include 1 hr per day unpaid lunch break)
Temporary Positions to March 2022

Purpose of the Role:

A unique and exciting opportunity in an inter-regional, multi-institutional setting; we are seeking a 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.  The two Higher Scientific Officers (HSOs) within this team will be answerable to the two Senior Scientific Officers (SSOs – Telemetry and Analytics Leads, respectively) and responsible for assisting in the installation of the acoustic receiver network.  The HSOs will also 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 arrays and fieldwork.

Required Qualifications:

  • A MSc in an environmental area or a minimum two years research and/or industry experience in a related field.
  • A track record in working in scientific projects in the environmental area (minimum 3 years), and an extensive knowledge of statistical analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Specific knowledge and demonstrable experience of the use of acoustic telemetry for animal tracking.
  • Experience in the collection and analysis of data and field work in demanding environments.

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 12th April 2019.


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