Thursday, January 17, 2008

Fellowship - Fish Health Unit - Marine Institute Notification

Fellowship – Fish Health Unit

The Fellowship Programme

The Marine Institute Fellowship Programme is a part-time research programme that aims to provide excellent Training and Development Opportunities by giving valuable work experience to recent graduates who wish to continue their studies in a field relating to the work of the Marine Institute.

In 2008, the Programme will offer part-time employment to researchers under-taking an MSc or PhD course at a recognised third level institution. Successful candidates will work part-time (i.e. 22.5 hours per week) in a Marine Institute facility in an area related to the subject of their MSc/PhD dissertation.

Brief Description of the Position

The Marine Institute is the designated National Reference Laboratory for Fish Diseases and as such is required to contribute to the high quality and uniformity of diagnostic results. The Marine Institute wishes to take on a Fellow to extend the molecular diagnostic capability of the Fish Health Unit.

In the new EC Directive 2006/88, listed diseases are separated into exotic and non exotic. Exotic diseases are those not established in the community. Non exotic are present in some but not all Member States (MS) and therefore have the potential for significant economic impact if introduced into a MS which is free of the disease. The directive states that diagnostic tests for these non exotic diseases must be specific and sensitive. These diseases include Spring Viremia of Carp (SVC), Infectious Haemotopeic Necrosis (IHN) Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) Koi herpes virus (KHV) disease and viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS). Although a suite of molecular tests are required for all the listed non exotic diseases it is for KHV and VHS that a fellow is particularly required to assist in developing specific and sensitive molecular procedures.

For more information please download the full job description (Word, 76KB)

Duration of Contract

The contract issued under the Marine Institute Fellowship programme will be a specified purpose contract for a duration of 3 years (4 years in the case of a PhD) with a 6-month probationary period.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for a Fellowship, please submit a CV, a letter of Application and a study proposal to Human Resources, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway by post or email to: recruitment [AT]

Please be advised that applications are not valid until they have been acknowledged by a member of the H.R. Team. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 1st February 2008 at 16:00 .

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