Senior Scientific Officer - Field Telemetry Lead

Loughs Agency

£36,812 - £40,473 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 02871342100 Lencie Quinn

Reference: SMSSO-TL/19

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 15th March 2019  


SeaMonitor Project

A project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme (Environment Theme), managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Purpose of the Role

A unique and exciting opportunity in an inter-regional, multi-institutional setting; we are seeking a candidate 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. As part of this ambitious project 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.

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD qualification in an environmental area or minimum three years research and/or industry experience with proven record of published work in a related field.
  • A proven track record in initiating, conducting and managing innovative scientific projects in the environmental area, and to statistically analyse and interpret the results.
  • Specific knowledge and experience of the use of practical field telemetry for animal tracking. 

Application forms and further details of the duties and qualifications for the post are available at or:

The Human Resources Officer, Loughs Agency, 22 Victoria Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 2AB.

Telephone (028) 71 342100 (048 from Ireland).


Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 4pm on Friday 15th March 2019. The Agency reserves the right to interview only those candidates who from their application, appear to be the most suitable.

The Loughs Agency is a statutory body charged with the responsibility for the conservation, protection and development of inland fisheries, aquaculture and the promotion and development of angling and marine tourism in the Foyle and Carlingford Areas. 

Loughs Agency is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people irrespective of religious belief, gender, disability, race, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependents.

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