Postdoctoral Researcher – Marine Economics

National University of Ireland, Galway - Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU)

Whitaker Institute

Ref. No. NUIG 002-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 12 month full-time, fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics, in the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is carried out with the support of the Marine Institute and funded by the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be employed to undertake research in the area of marine socio-economics. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work in an interdisciplinary environment with PhD students, post docs, research scientists, and faculty staff from NUI, Galway, Teagasc and the Marine Institute. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will join the current SEMRU team in examining a range of issues pertaining to the Irish Ocean Economy, the efficiency and competitiveness of marine sub-sectors in Ireland and the socio-economic impact of Irish and European marine related policy changes (see http://www.nuigalway.ie/semru/research.html). Economic data collection and reporting on the state of the ocean and coastal economy in Ireland are key tasks of the position as well as working on an existing Input-Output Bio-economic model in order to examine marine sector value chains. The post holder will be expected to present their work in oral format, at international project meetings and symposia as well as in related marine stakeholder fora. They will also be expected to collaborate on the production of reports and publications in the peer reviewed scientific literature and popular press.

Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a PhD, or be near to completing a PhD, in a relevant research area (e.g. Maritime economics, Environmental Economics, Economics) and/or have a minimum of 12 months relevant research experience. Knowledge and/or experience in Irish and European marine policy would be an advantage. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new research; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

Salary: €38,750 per annum.  Start date: Position is available from mid-February 2018

To Apply:  Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (in Word or PDF only) to Dr. Stephen Hynes stephen.hynes@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG-002-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 26th January 2018.

Interviews are planned to be held on the 12th of February, 2018.

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