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Post-Doctoral Reseracher

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    Research at Dundalk Institute of Technology
    Environmental science
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    10/03/2017 12:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Newport


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher, who will also be involved in some project management roles, on the BEYOND 2020 research cluster project (Burrishoole Ecosystem Observatory Network 2020). The Burrishoole catchment research station (managed by the Marine Institute) is already an international index site for diadromous fish, and a world leader in the use of in-situ automated monitoring systems to track changes in freshwater systems. This multi-institute research cluster builds on the existing biological and sensor monitoring programme by using next generation science and technology to further inform ecosystem response to environmental change, thus bringing the Burrishoole Ecosystem Observatory Network BEYOND 2020. Specifically, it will maximise and enhance the current capabilities through undertaking new data analysis on lake physics and aquatic metabolism, modelling key environmental variables in the recent past and near future, developing Burrishoole as a testbed for new chemical and biological sensors, undertaking new aerial observations using drone technology to inform on marine-freshwater links, and harnessing next generation ‘omic science, to understand, predict and communicate the role and response of aquatic ecosystems in a changing global environment.

The project is coordinated by Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). The postdoctoral researcher/project manager will be based in the Marine Institute in Newport, Co. Mayo and will report to the project coordinator, Dr Eleanor Jennings. This post is for a fixed term for three years.


More Information

Selection process

Job description and further information may be accessed on the DKIT on-line e-Recruitment system on https://www.dkit.ie/human-resource/vacancies and on IrishJobs.ie, and PublicJobs.ie. Applications may only be made through the DKIT on-line e-Recruitment system on https://www.dkit.ie/human-resource/vacancies. No other form of application will be accepted.


The closing date for receipt of completed application is 12 noon on 10 March 2017. Late applications are not accepted.

Dundalk Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Additional comments

The person appointed will be based at the Marine Institute in Newport, Co Mayo and will report to the Project Co-ordinator, Dr Eleanor Jennings at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

For further information contact eleanor.jennings@dkit.ie.

Offer Requirements


Essential Criteria

  • PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience in analysis of high frequency monitoring data from lakes and/or rivers.
  • Strong data analytics/statistical skills,
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience in project dissemination including website maintenance.
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to engage with people from a range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • A willingness to travel overseas.
  • EU driving licence.


Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in using the R programme.
  • Experience with lake ecosystem models

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Marine Institute
Co Mayo

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EURAXESS offer ID: 181690


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