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Senior Telemetry Officer


Location: Loughs Agency HQ

Closing Date: 26/08/2022 1:00 pm

Salary: £39,748 – £42,639 per annum


Salary Scale: Senior Scientific Officer (SSO) £39,748 – £42,639 per annum

Temporary – 3 years (subject to funding with a possible extension)


Essential Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the following criteria, by the closing date for applications.  Each essential criteria will be applied.


  1. A degree AND minimum two years’ relevant research experience.
  2. Specific knowledge and demonstrable experience of the use of practical field telemetry for animal tracking.
  3. A minimum one year’s experience of managing staff and resources in a scientific research environment.
  4. Evidence of the skills and experience of working in demanding field environments.
  5. Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely.


Desirable Criteria

Some or all of the following criteria MAY be used in the event of a large number of suitably qualified applications.


  1. Postgraduate qualification in an environmental area.
  2. Demonstrable experience setting up and using acoustic arrays in marine and/or freshwater environments.
  3. Evidence of first authored papers in the area of environmental research published in peer reviewed scientific journals.
  4. Experience with surgical implantation of tags in marine organisms.


Closing date for return of completed application forms is not later than 1pm on Friday 26th August 2022.



Candidate Information Booklet

Application Form

Monitoring Form

Contact Details

22 Victoria Road - currently closed
BT47 2AB

+44 (0) 28 71 342100

D'arcy Magee Court - currently closed
Dundalk Street
County Louth

+353 (0) 42 938 3888

Application Pack


Following the Government’s advice in relation to COVID-19, Loughs Agency has put in place a number of measures to maximise our capacity to continue to deliver our services as best we can.