Research Assistant, NUI Galway

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term, one-year position as a research assistant with the Discipline of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and is in association with the Marine Institute and the Socio-economic Research Unit at NUI Galway. The term of contract is through the end of the current calendar year (31 December 2020).

Job Description

The successful candidate will join the Marine and Coastal Conservation and Management research project to complete the development of a quantitative, spatially explicit ecological risk assessment framework in Irish coastal waters. The framework is intended to demonstrate the use of systematic spatial planning conservation methodology as a decision support system for consent authorities. The successful candidate will be required to test the existing framework and data sets and further refine the framework to build capacity for improved decision making for relevant consent authorities.

The successful candidate will work on a research award at NUI Galway, Discipline of Geography in close collaboration with the Marine Institute and the Socio-economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway.