Senior Scientific Officer - Field Telemetry Lead

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.

The Loughs Agency is seeking to appoint the following post (The post will run until December 2022, with possible extension, subject to funding): SENIOR SCIENTIFIC OFFICER – Field Telemetry Lead, SeaMonitor Project.

Salary Scale: (SSO) £36,812 to £40,473 p/a.

Purpose of the Role
A unique and exciting opportunity in an inter-regional, multi-institutional setting; we are seeking a candidate 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. As part of this ambitious project the Senior Scientific Officer - Field Telemetry Lead within this team will establish a series of marine acoustic telemetry arrays and take a leading role in delivering a number of marine telemetry studies. Working closely with project partners and other members of the team, the post holder will act in a lead scientific advisory capacity and coordinate the installation of the acoustic receiver network. The role will also require the post holder to manage the Higher Scientific Officers and other project staff as necessary to ensure agreed project targets and outputs are met.

Required Qualifications

  • A degree in an environmental area AND minimum two years research and/or industry experience. Please include dates;
  • Specific knowledge and demonstrable experience of the use of practical field telemetry for animal tracking;
  • Experience of publishing in peer reviewed scientific literature in the field of ecology or environmental science.

Application forms and further details of the duties and qualifications for the post are available at or:

The Human Resources Officer, Loughs Agency, 22 Victoria Road,
Derry~Londonderry, BT47 2AB.
Telephone (028) 71 342100 (048 from Ireland).

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 4pm on Friday 3rd May 2019. The Agency reserves the right to interview only those candidates who from their application, appear to be the most suitable.

Loughs Agency is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people irrespective of religious belief, gender, disability, race, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependents.


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