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Research Scientific Data Systems Manager MaREI Project Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies, Ryan Institute NUI Galway

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer, LAN/WAN Network Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years
€37,000 to €58,000 per annum
NUI Galway
Job Ref:
Ref. No. NUIG 131-19

Research Scientific Data Systems Manager 

MaREI Project

Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies, Ryan Institute

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 131-19

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Scientific Data Systems Manager within the Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies, Ryan Institute, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  

This position is funded by the SFI (MaREI Research Centre) and is available from up until September 31s 2020. 

The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI).  The position will be supervised by Professor Colin O’Dowd (  C-CAPS conduct research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on air pollution and climate change. More detail is found on  This position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine & Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine & Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre ( ). The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will manage data systems (e.g. StreamAir) delivering and storing realtime data and modelled forecast relating to MaREI research. This includes management of NAS and RAID storage systems and HPC servers hosting operational forecasts and Earth Observation data;

Duties: The main duties are  (1) to support and contribute to the maintenance of the Mace Head/MaREI Real Time Data Systems (2) to maintain the smooth operations of the centre’s operational forecast modelling (WRF/WRF-CHEM) servers underpinning the StreamAIR-AQ air pollution app. (3) To develop data visualisation and data fusion leading to realtime operational products for air pollution and advanced meteorological products; (4) manage and maintain the safe data storage solutions. 

Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements: 

• Excellent understanding of networking (TCP/IP v4, SSH, SFTP, DNS, port forwarding, ping, route, VPN). 

• Experience with scripting (e.g. Python, Bash)

• Web server content management  

Desirable Requirements: 

• Javascript and highcharts

Salary: €37, 000 to €58,500 fixed per annum pro-rata  

Start Date: from 1st September onwards.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see 

Further information about The Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies, Ryan Institute is available at

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Colin O’Dowd by email:

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Yvonne Barrett: e-mail 

Please put reference number NUIG 131-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, September 6th 2019

NUI Galway reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Contact Details:
NUI Galway
Tel: 016496361
Contact: Colin O'Dowd

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