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Scientific and Technical Officer, MI




Organisation Description:

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for marine research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI). The Marine Institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220-million-acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and scientific services; and safeguard the marine environment through research and environmental monitoring. The Institute works in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and a network of other Government Departments, semi-state agencies, national and international marine partners.

Summary of the Role:

The successful candidate will work within the Aquaculture Section of FEAS as a Scientific and Technical Officer (STO), with responsibility for delivering the Marine Institutes inputs to the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded VitaDevo project (Angling for a new model of osteoimmunology-environmental developmental genetics of Vitamin D in Atlantic salmon), which is led by University College Dublin (UCD), in conjunction with University College Cork (UCC). This research will provide us with a fundamental insight into how Vitamin D, essential to human health, simultaneously influences tooth development, bone porosity and immune function in Atlantic salmon.

The Marine Institute has a central role in the project, as the facilities at Newport will be utilised for fish rearing and conducting the experimental feed trials. The successful candidate will oversee the completion of the trials in Newport, ensuring that the trials are compliant and fully authorised by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) prior to taking place. Additional tasks will include liaising with the project leaders at UCD and UCC to ensure all administrative requirements for conducting the trial are completed, responsibility for fish rearing, experimental design and sampling

Educational and Professional Requirements:

  • A Degree in a relevant scientific area.

  • Relevant post qualification work experience in a scientific or technical environment including field work, data collection and biological sampling.

  • Experience of working safely in a laboratory/field environment and the use of standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Strong data handling skills.

  • A high level of computer literacy including the use of standard office software packages.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels both in writing and verbally with technical and scientific and non-technical groups.

  • Proven track record in effectively preparing scientific reports.

  • Good time management and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

  • The ability to work unsupervised and to work well with others.

  • Effective organisation and administration skills.

  • A full clean Driving License.


Duration of Contract:

The contract will be issued on a specified purpose basis for a maximum duration of 12 months, subject to funding with a 6-month probationary period.

How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to recruitment@marine.ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway, H91 R673. All correspondence for this post should quote reference FEAS/STO/VitaDevo/Oct23

Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon Friday 17th November 2023. Unfortunately, late applications cannot be accepted. Use of data- all personal data and the information submitted for this application will be used solely for the purpose of this campaign, after which it will be deleted in line with our data and documents policy. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence and accessed only by those involved directly in the campaign.

The Marine Institute is an organisation that champions Diversity, Inclusion & Equality for all. We encourage and welcome applications from anyone interested in this role. Please do advise if there are any special accommodations required for the recruitment process. We are here to help you access opportunities with us Closing Date Friday, November 17, 2023 - 12:00

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