Inland Fisheries Ireland is the state agency responsible for the protection, management and conservation of Ireland’s inland fisheries and sea angling resources.

The Research Officer will be a member of IFI’s Lakes and Rivers team. He/she will be responsible for leading a scientific research programme on brown trout (or other species if necessary).

Main duties for this role will include:

  • Day to day delivery of the project under the supervision of the senior research officer.
  • Working with the Senior Research Officer to develop a comprehensive and innovative research programme for brown trout in Ireland.
  • Have a vision for the future of brown trout research in Ireland

This position requires a candidate will have demonstrated an excellence in planning and execution of applied scientific studies in field situations. The successful candidate will have academic and practical experience of fisheries science and will also have experience conducting common fisheries related analyses

Download the full job description at  pdfJD Research Officer Brown Trout Research Programme (172 KB)

Tenure: Temporary Specified Purpose.

Salary: RO Scale (Research Officer, appointments will be made at the first point of the scale(01.09.19):

€35,151, €36,883, €38,941, €40,865, €43,630, €45,926, €47,801, €49,619, €53,738, €55,689, €57,745, €59,797, €61,839, €63,908, €65,426 (LSI 1), €67,575 (LSI2)

Candidates should note that salary will not be subject to negotiation and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.  New entrants to the public sector will start on point 1 subject to Haddington Road Agreement and subsequent Government Agreements.


Applications (a cover letter and up to date Curriculum Vitae) should be sent to: by 5pm Wednesday 27th November 2019.

Short listing will be based on the information provided in the Cover Letter and CV

Please include the reference BTRO19 your application and email subject line.

Unfortunately late applications cannot be processed.