Senior Research Officer (Hydromorphology and Fisheries)

Inland Fisheries Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Inland Fisheries Ireland is the state agency responsible for the protection, management and conservation of Ireland's inland fisheries and sea angling resources.

The Senior Research Officer, Hydromorphology and Fisheries, will conduct cutting-edge applied research in an area of hydromorphology that will contribute to the formulation and implementation of appropriate policies, strategies and initiatives for the IFI Board. Possible research areas might include modelling and mitigating the impacts of climate change and river modification on fish habitats and migration.

Main duties for this role will include:

  • Having a vision for the development of hydromorphology/river basin research in IFI R&D, and deliver accordingly.
  • Leading, directing and managing the development of hydromorphology expertise and research profile within the fisheries research team
  • Liaising with IFI Board management and other relevant organisations including universities, Government Departments, Local Authorities, research institutes, private industry and international organisations to further the fisheries research agenda of the Board
  • Publication of scientific and management papers. 

To qualify for this role you will possess a primary degree in a fisheries related area, with appropriate post-graduate experience (or equivalent experience). A postgraduate degree (MSc or PhD) in the area of fluvial geomorphology is also desirable. Candidates should also have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in hydromorphology research and development, ideally relevant to fisheries management and conservation.

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Tenure: This role is offered on a permanent basis.

Salary: Senior Research Officer scale (1.09.19):

€56,588 €60,385 €62,761 €65,557 €68,401 €70,058 €72,776 €75,502 €78,218 €81,349 €84,225

Candidates should note that salary will not be subject to negotiation and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.  New entrants to the public sector will start on point 1 subject to Haddington Road Agreement and subsequent Government Agreements.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to

The closing date for this role will be 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020

Please put the reference SROH20 in the subject line of your email.

Short listing will be based on the information provided in the Cover Letter and CV. Unfortunately late applications cannot be processed. Canvasing will disqualify.