The National Biodiversity Data Centre is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for a highly motivated person to contribute to the work of the Centre in 2014. The post provides a suitable candidate with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in working in a leading biodiversity Data Centre, learning about all aspects of biological recording, data management and biodiversity training, while contributing in a real way to increasing our knowledge base on Ireland’s biodiversity.
Candidates must be registered with the JobBridge National Internship Scheme http://www.jobbridge.ie/.
Data Centre Internship
The JobBridge Internship will be structured to enable the successful candidate gain experience of different aspects of the work programme of the Data Centre. The focus of this year’s JobBridge will be to provide the successful applicant with detailed training in vegetation and plant recording. This will include specialised one-to-one training involving sampling river vegetation on some of Ireland’s highest quality rivers in June and July.
Other work areas will include developing content for the Data Centre’s emerging Threatened and Protected Species website,
Assisting with the public consultation element of the Invasive Species Risk Assessments, and
Assisting with management of some of the Data Centre’s national databases.
The position is offered as part of the National Internship Scheme, JobBridge. The successful candidate will be provided with, specifically:
- a deep insight into all aspects of the management of biodiversity data,
- experience of project management in a dynamic work environment,
- high quality training in specific biological recording software programmes and WordPress website content management system,
- training in monitoring programmes run by the Centre,
- opportunity to attend the extensive programme of training workshops for 2014,
- participation in the many field outings and other events organised by the Data Centre.
The position is suited to candidates with training in the natural sciences and knowledge of biodiversity data. The internship would be for 9 months duration and based at the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford. Candidates should have an interest in biodiversity, good attention to detail, good computer skills, and be able to work as part of a team. The internship will work closely with the Centre’s ecologists to provide guidance and support in the delivery of the work programme. Please note that this post will involve significant amount of fieldwork and travel to attend meetings.
To apply, please send a covering letter outlining why you are interested in applying for the internship, together with a Curriculum Vitae to National Biodiversity Data Centre, Carriganore, WIT West Campus, Waterford or email email@example.com. Please mark your applications Biodiversity Internship 2014. The closing date for applications is Friday 4th April 2014. A shortlist of suitable candidates will be made, and it is anticipated that shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on Tuesday 15th April.
If you wish to obtain more details about the internships contact Dr. Liam Lysaght, Director, National
Biodiversity Data Centre. Telephone: 051 306240.
PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 4TH APRIL AND NOT FRIDAY 21 MARCH AS STATED ON THE JOBBRIDGE WEBSITE.
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