Bluefish Project Officer

This is a temporary fixed term post funded by the EU Ireland Wales Programme and will end on 31st Dec 2020.

The Bluefish project officer will be part of the Aquaculture Technical Section at the Head Office in Dun Laoghaire and will be the biologist responsible for implementing the various work packages of the project that BIM has primary responsibility for, namely IMTA, larval monitoring and hatchery components.

14 July 2017

The officer will also be required to complete various aspects of project administration and day to day running of the project. They will also be responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the graduate interns working on the project.

The successful candidate will be required to perform the following functions as part of their role:

  • Develop programme and procedures for the case study on environmental constraints and trophic interactions between key marine species.
  • Liaise with other BIM staff to help provide information for project partners in respect of top line predators.
  • Liaise with other BIM staff (especially Bucanier project officer) in providing project partners with information relating to ecosystem features for goods and services.
  • Update maps of existing shellfish beds.
  • Continue and expand with the shellfish larval monitoring programme started under ISPP.
  • Undertake a study (in association with project partners) on the genetic relatedness of various mussel/larval populations in Ireland and Wales.
  • Disseminate information in various formats, including video footage.
  • Participate in organising workshops for stakeholders and project partners.
  • Facilitate project partners in work packages on invasive species, cockle health and emerging toxins and pathogens.
  • Co-ordinate activities of graduate interns.
  • Undertake administrative work associated with project.
  • Participate in production of publications and reports.

Essential Requirements for the Role:

  • Biological Science or related degree.

Desirable Requirements for the Role:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to work in as part of a team.
  • Involvement and experience with similar types marine related research work.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Sea Safety Training card.


Remuneration is in accordance with the Public Sector, Department of Finance approved Salary Scale for the Bluefish Officer (Engineer Technician (I) grade) with a salary of €43,135 per annum. The successful candidate will become a member of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme.

How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to or posted to Human Resource Manager, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, P.O. Box 12, Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96E5AO.

All applications for this post should be received by BIM in advance of 12:00 noon Friday 28th July 2017. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.