The Scientific and Technical Officer (STO) will work full time on scallop within the FEAS fisheries team. The job will focus on WP 3 and specifically Activity 3.1 of the BLUEFISH project. The role will involve working closely with the BLUEFISH project partners particularly Bangor University, Swansea University and Aberystwyth University. Activity 3.1 is a major component of the MI’s delivery under the BLUEFISH project.
In order to develop adaptation strategies for sustainability of the scallop stocks in the Irish Sea-Celtic Sea area under future predicted environmental change, it is essential to build a baseline picture of present stock distribution and biology. The present stock picture will then be combined with dispersal/ connectivity and distribution projections modelled under future climate change scenarios (BLUEFISH WP 5) to give recommendations for adaptive strategies. The maximum duration of this temporary specified purpose BLUEFISH funded contract of employment will be for up to three years. The successful candidate will be on probation for the first six months of this contract.