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Assistant Scientific Officer, Loughs Agency

Assistant Scientific Officer (Temporary)


Location: Loughs Agency HQ

Closing Date: 05/02/2024 1:00 pm

Salary: £23,071 to £24,507 per annum


Temporary – 5x 7 month contracts (April – October 2024)

 Grade:  ASO / Salary Scale: £23,071 to £24,507 per annum


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

  • A total of 6 months demonstrable work experience  which includes experience  in at least twoof these areas (Work experience can include time spent on student placements or post graduate projects):

  • Fisheries science;

  • Laboratory work / water quality sampling

  • Fieldwork in the freshwater environment;

  • Fieldwork in the marine environment

  • Electrofishing survey; 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;

  • Electro-fishing survey;

  • Lake fish/ netting survey;

  • River habitat monitoring;

  • Water quality monitoring;

  • Laboratory work

  • water quality analysis;

  • Equipment calibration;

  • Macro-invertebrate analysis.


Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 1pm on Monday 5th February 2024.


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