Temporary Research Staff

The Research and Development Division of Inland Fisheries Ireland has secured external funding to undertake a series of research projects.
Inland Fisheries Ireland is currently seeking to recruit a number of staff as Research Technician(s) and Fisheries Assistant(s) for periods of up to a maximum of 10 months duration during 2017 and will shortly commence a process to fill these positions.  Interviews will take place in mid to late March to fill a number of positions and a panel(s) for subsequent positions will be compiled following interview.  
All positions will be based at the current IFI Head Office, 3044 lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24.

The main duties associated with these positions are as outlined below;

Research Technician

The appointee will provide technical support to the Senior Research Officer (SRO) and project team in the compilation and analysis of data of relevant biotic and abiotic information for fish species in Irish lakes, rivers or estuaries, using standard fish sampling methodologies.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Data Collection – Carry out and lead field surveys when necessary, collect data on the abundance, composition and age structure of fish populations from designated waterbodies, collect data on the distribution, biology and ecology of fish species in designated waterbodies,
  • Data Analysis - Collate and input data into project databases and present data in report format as required, data mining, conduct statistical analyses (descriptive and analytical) of data sets, including using relevant statistical software, manage fisheries datasets for the project, assure quality of data including editing and verification of consistency, create tables, charts and graphics with narrative text, interpret data, analyse and prepare reports
  • Reporting - Maintain raw data and all other records in a clear concise format and compile and maintain all records in a manner compatible with GIS.
  • Other duties - liaise with the project team and stakeholders and attend/contribute to information meetings as required, liaise with other IFI staff working on related projects as required.

Requirements: A Relevant Diploma or Degree or equivalent. A full driving licence valid in the state is required

Salary Scale: 1st point of technician scale (as at 1.1.16), €32,231 - €51,717 (including 1 LSI)

Fisheries Assistant

The appointee(s) will assist the Senior Research officer and team in the compilation and analysis of relevant biotic and abiotic information for fish species in Irish lakes, rivers or estuaries, using standard fish sampling methodologies.

Principal duties and responsibilities

Assist on field surveys (if necessary), undertake processing of sample material and provide assistance to the SRO with sample analysis, assist in the processing of fish samples and collate scale, otolith and opercular bone samples to provide information on age profile and growth rates of fish species, collate and input data into IFI databases.  Maintain raw data and all other records in a clear concise format.  Compile and maintain all records in a manner compatible with GIS, liaise with other IFI staff working on related projects as required.

Requirements: Leaving Certificate or equivalent with minimum Grade C on at least two Higher level papers, to include one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography or Maths. A full driving licence valid in the state is required

Salary Scale: 1st point of fisheries officer/fisheries assistant scale (as at 1.1.16), €22,907 - €36,235 (including 2 LSI’s)

Applications

Applications, (a cover letter and up to date Curriculum Vitae) should be sent to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Friday 3rd March 2017. Please quote either ‘Fish’ for Fisheries Assistant roles or ‘Tech’ for the Technician roles depending on which you wish to apply for. All enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Late applications will not be processed.   
Short listing will be based on information provide in the Cover Letter and CV

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Inland Fisheries Ireland is an equal opportunities employer