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Assistant Scientific Officer, Loughs Agency


Temporary – 3 months (subject to funding and with a possible extension)

Grade / Salary Scale: ASO / £21,370 – £23,483 per annum

2 vacancies

Essential Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the following criteria, by the closing date for applications:

  • 5 GCSEs (Grade A-C) or equivalent including Mathematics, English Language and one Science subject; and

  • 6 months work experience to include a minimum of two of these areas:

    • Fisheries;

    • Laboratory;

    • Fieldwork;

    • Working in the freshwater environment; and

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to keep and maintain records, note books and compile all necessary reports; and

  • Candidates must hold a full current driving licence (with not more than 6 penalty points) held for a minimum of two years.

Desirable Criteria

Some or all of the following criteria MAY be used in the event of a large number of suitably qualified applications:

  • In the first instance – A degree, or working towards a degree in Fishery Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Biological Sciences, Environmental Management or another related subject.

  • In the second instance – 1 years’ work experience to include any, or a combination, of these areas:

    • Fisheries data analysis;

    • Electrofishing survey;

    • Invasive species monitoring;

    • River habitat improvements;

    • Barriers to fish migration survey;

    • Freshwater fish survey netting;

    • Water quality Monitoring;

    • Working on monitoring / research boats in the marine environment;

    • Macroinvertebrate surveys.

Experience can be gained through work or the completion of 3rd level courses.

Closing date for applications is 1pm Friday 11th June 2021

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