Postdoctoral Researcher – Enhancement and Sustainability of Nephrops fisheries Ryan Institute
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
This position is funded by the EU FP7 project NEPHROPS (www.nephrops.eu) and is available from 1st July to contract end date of 31st January 2015. Ref. No. NUIG-47-12
The successful candidate will participate in a European project to enhance sustainable fisheries in Nephrops, concentrating on the pot (creel) fishery in inshore areas. This will be carried out in partnership with industry stakeholders and SMEs through a series of related activities. The post will entail a significant field element and will include extensive survey and habitat suitability modelling in Nephrops as well as experimentation into individual's long and short-term movements. Close liaison with local pot fishers and their representatives will be of vital importance.
The ideal candidate should have a track record in a research and development environment and a strong background in fisheries or a related discipline is essential. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the fisheries or marine sciences. The ideal candidate would have experience with Geographical Information Systems, navigation and visualization techniques and software such as OLEX, remote sensing and habitat mapping, or mark-recapture and tagging methodologies. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.
Salary: €38,286 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)
Start date: Position is available from 1st July 2012
Further information about the Ryan Institute
Further information about the project
Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to
Please put reference number NUIG-47-12 in subject line of e-mail application.
Or by post to Prof. Mark Johnson, Ryan Institute, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 15th June 2012.
Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning June 25th 2012.