Higher Scientific Officer (x2) (131 views)

Northern Ireland, UK
February 28, 2019
The Loughs Agency is seeking to appoint the following posts (The posts will run until 2022, with possible extension, subject to funding):


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

Salary Scale: (HSO) £30,149 to £31,760 p/a

Purpose of the Role

A unique and exciting opportunity in an inter-regional, multi-institutional setting; we are seeking a candidates 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.  The two Higher Scientific Officers (HSOs) within this team will be answerable to the two Senior Scientific Officers (SSOs – Telemetry and Analytics Leads, respectively) and responsible for assisting in the installation of the acoustic receiver network.  The HSOs will also 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 arrays and fieldwork.

Required Qualifications

A MSc in an environmental area or a minimum two years research and/or industry experience in a related field.

– A track record in working in scientific projects in the environmental area (minimum 3 years), and an extensive knowledge of statistical analysis and interpretation of results.

– Specific knowledge and demonstrable experience of the use of acoustic telemetry for animal tracking.

– Experience in the collection and analysis of data and field work in demanding environments.

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.