Temporary Scientific & Technical Officer - Ocean Modelling

Specified Purpose Contract up to 2 Years funded via Interreg VA COMPASS Project
Based at the Marine Institute Headquarters in Galway, Ireland


The Marine Institute currently has an exciting and challenging opportunity within our Oceanographic Services team for the position of Scientific & Technical Officer (STO) - Ocean Modelling, with main responsibility for delivering modelling products and services for the Interreg VA COMPASS project (Collaborative Oceanography and Monitoring for Protected Areas and Species).

The STO will be responsible for providing modelling for COMPASS and will work closely with international partners. Specifically, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of the model providing region-wide simulations of currents, temperature and salinity structure for the full project period, achieved through an interfacing between the national Scottish and Irish hydrodynamic models.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have a third level degree in Physical Oceanography or a related discipline with a sound numerical background, with previous experience in running or maintaining numerical hydrodynamic models in a high performance computing environment. You will also possess high levels of I.T. skills including experience working in a Linux environment and a background using Fortran programming and scripting languages (e.g. Matlab, Python or similar), while working with large volumes of observational and model oceanographic data.

Further information and the full detailed Job Description can be downloaded from our website here.

If you meet the requirements for this opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please send a detailed letter of application and an up to date C.V. to Human Resources, Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway or email to recruitment@marine.ie. Please note email applications will only be accepted at this address and applications are not valid until you have received confirmation of your application. All correspondence for this post should quote reference OSIS/STO-Modeller/April 2017

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Friday 5th May 2017. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer.

posted: 07 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.