Instrumentation Engineer (Contract), Centre for Hydrology, Micrometeorology & Climate Change

Instrumentation Engineer (Contract)

Centre for Hydrology, Micrometeorology and Climate Change
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Status: 12 months from January 2007
Closing Date: 14 December 2006
Salary: €30,500-€35,000 per annum (plus pension contribution equivalent to 13.5% of salary).

The Centre has a range of research projects in the fields of land-atmosphere interactions, hydrology, ecosystems modelling and soil science. To support this research an engineer is required to assist with installation of field instrumentation, collection of air samples, operation and maintenance of a gas chromatography system, and maintenance of field instrumentation when necessary.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A third level qualification in Applied Physics, Engineering, Instrumentation, Environmental Science or a related discipline, with a strong practical capability.
  • Experience of laboratory or field equipment such as gas chromatographs, data acquisition hardware, data communications and control systems.
  • IT and programming skills (e.g. Visual Basic, assembler, Matlab, C/++ or Java)
  • A full clean driving licence or access to independent means of transport to travel to remote field sites.

Further information on the activities of the Centre is available at For informal discussion contact Prof. Ger Kiely (

Candidates should submit a letter outlining their suitability for the position and their curriculum vitae, to include the names, addresses and emails of three referees, to:

Prof. Ger Kiely
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University College Cork

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