[MARMAM] ObSERVE-Acoustic Project Manager Position (Galway, Ireland)

Joanne OBrien Joanne.OBrien at gmit.ie
Thu Jul 30 04:35:27 PDT 2015

Postgraduate Research Opportunity: Project Manager
 Acoustic Surveys for Cetaceans in the Irish Atlantic Margin
 Project Description: The Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC)
at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology carries out research across a
broad spectrum of marine and freshwater habitats. Recently the MFRC was
successful in winning a tender from the Department of Energy,
Communications and Natural Resources (DCENR) to carry out passive and
static acoustic surveys for cetaceans in the Irish Atlantic margin under
the ObSERVE programme. The ObSERVE team at GMIT are currently recruiting
a Project Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a
team within the MFRC and play a role in a new 3 year project
collaborating with international partners. As well as the requisite
technical skills, results from teamwork, demonstrable skills in project
management should all be evident in the track record of the candidate.
 Research Environment: The successful candidate will join a dynamic
group of researchers at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC)
at GMIT. The candidate will have access to state of the art equipment
and facilities, and will benefit greatly from collaboration with
international partners in the field of cetacean acoustics. This post is
primarily an administrative post but if the candidate has past expertise
in the field of marine acoustics or habitat modelling then they will
have to chance to have input on these aspect of the project and even, if
appropriate, register for a postgraduate degree. The candidate will be
expected to live in Galway and will be provided with an office in the
MFRC. They will report and work closely with the ObSERVE – Acoustic
Principle Investigators: Drs Simon Berrow (simon.berrow at gmit.ie) and
Joanne O’Brien (joanne.obrien at gmit.ie ). 
 · An Honours degree (2.1 or higher) in a relevant degree (e.g.
Biology/Ecology) Level 8 degree [as specified in the National Framework
of Qualifications (NFQ)] or equivalent
 · Three years relevant post-qualification experience
 · A higher degree (MSc/PhD) in a cognate area
 · Participated in offshore cetacean surveys (visual or acoustic)
 · Experience in acoustic monitoring and marine policy relating to
offshore environment
 · Experience in habitat modelling and GIS
 · Demonstrable expertise in project management to a high level
  · Track record of research achievement, i.e. peer reviewed
publications, grant income, evidence of academic and industry
 · Ability to enhance the existing research capacity of GMIT’s MFRC, and
its relationship with collaborators
 · Excellent communication and presentation skills
 · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams
 DUTIES: The appointee will play a key role in the ObSERVE – Acoustic
programme managing finances, ordering equipment, organising and
participating in offshore surveys including organising personnel from
international and national partners, management of datasets, archiving
and transferring to partners. The PM will also be responsible for the
organisation of meetings, attendance at conferences and contributing
towards the delivery of the overall final report. 
 Salary is based on Research Assistant scale ranging from €20,555 in the
first year, rising to €21,488 with increments
 Starting date: September/October 2015 until March 2018.
 Completed applications can be submitted to hr at gmit.ie (Phone: 00353 91
742766/742767/742763) by Friday 14th of August, 17:00.
 or returned to:
 Human Resources Department
 Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
 Dublin Road,

Dr. Joanne O'Brien
Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC)
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road

00353 (0)91 742277
00353 (0)86 8657633

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