Senior Scientific Officer - Analytics Lead

Loughs Agency

Derry~Londonderry
£36,812 - £40,473 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.loughs-agency.org careers@loughs-agency.org 02871342100 Lencie Quinn

Reference: SMSSO-AL/19

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 15th March 2019  


SENIOR SCIENTIFIC OFFICER - Analytics Lead

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 - 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.

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.
  • Evidence of a theoretical and practical knowledge (including demonstrable experience) processing GIS data, geospatial predictive modelling and report writing. 

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

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

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

Email: careers@loughs-agency.org

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. www.loughs-agency.org


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