Careers & Opportunities
New Marine Institute funding for Ocean Law and Governance
In 2023, MaREI: the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, part of the Environmental Research Institute and the School of Law, UCC together with the School of Natural and Built Environment and School of Law in Queen’s University Belfast were successful in obtaining €1.5 million in funding from the Marine Institute, to undertake the “Co-existence and Co-location in shared island Marine governance” (CoCoMar) project. This five year project focuses on the evolving marine governance frameworks that apply around the island of Ireland, concentrating specifically on transnational working as a key mechanism to achieve international, regional (EU and OSPAR) and national law and policy commitments in an EU Member State (Ireland) and non-EU jurisdiction, Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom. Marine spaces do not respect legal or administrative boundaries and natural ecosystems must be managed coherently to achieve international commitments relating to sustainable development, climate change and biodiversity loss.
The need to consider co-location and co-existence has been acknowledged in marine plans and policies but to date there has been limited demonstration of how this can be achieved in practice. CoCoMar aims to address this gap and opportunity by using co-existence and co-location as a unifying lens in which to approach the themes of fisheries management in a post-Brexit world; cross compliance of marine sectors governed by Maritime Spatial Planning; expanding Marine Protected Area networks; and implementing nature restoration. The twin challenges of addressing the impacts of climate change and minimising biodiversity loss necessitates combined, concerted efforts across all governance and societal actors who will have to co-exist in shared marine spaces. Through a comprehensive programme of targeted, collaborative desk-based research, supplemented by focused transnational fora, CoCoMar will build capacity on the island to progress more integrated marine governance by providing new knowledge, evidence and advice for policy-makers to implement actions that are urgently required. The project funding will facilitate the recruitment of three new PhD candidates (two in QUB and one in UCC, to be supervised by Prof. Owen McIntyre and Dr. Anne Marie O’Hagan)
Environment and Social Analysts
Environment and Social Analysts - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Pre-doctoral researcher opportunity
Opening for a pre-doctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) on the ERC-funded project ERC Curiae Virides: Transnational Ecological Litigation
Selection of exciting career opportunities at the Environmental Protection Agency
Selection of exciting career opportunities at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Closing Date 17 January 2024
Full details of the various roles and the application forms are available here
Community Engagement Officer - Community Law and Mediation's Centre for Environmental Justice
The Community Engagement Officer will lead the centre's community engagement work to increase awareness of CLM’s work and services, including free legal advice clinics, workshops and training opportunities, and policy and law reform priorities, particularly in the area of environmental justice.
Full details of the role and the application form are available here
Legal Officer - Community Law and Mediation's Centre for Environmental Justice
The Legal Officer will undertake research on environmental and climate cases and provide administrative support to the CEJ legal team
Full details of the role and the application form are available here.