Met Éireann, Ireland’s National Meteorological Service, is a division of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and is the leading provider of weather information and related service in the State.

Current Vacancies at Met Éireann:

Laboratory Manager

Met Éireann, Ireland’s National Meteorological Service is currently recruiting a Laboratory Manager who will serve at Senior Meteorological Officer level within the organisation.

Met Éireann participates in multiple international environmental monitoring programmes with the aim of contributing to the global understanding of atmospheric composition, to monitoring its change and to improving knowledge of interactions between the atmosphere and other earth systems. Valentia Observatory in Co. Kerry is home to Met Éireann’s atmospheric monitoring site. Air and precipitation samples collected at this site are transferred to one of the organisation’s two laboratories, where background levels of common inorganic ions and other constituents are measured. These laboratories are located in Valentia Observatory and Met Éireann HQ, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

The Laboratory Manager sought will be responsible for executing routine, operational tasks and will also be required to work independently on projects, as may be assigned.

Employing Department/Authority
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (Met Éireann).

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (Met Éireann) is recruiting for these positions under its Recruitment Licence issued by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA) and in accordance with the CPSA’s Code of Practice.

Employing Department/Authority Website

Laboratory Managers work in two locations within Met Éireann:

  1. Met Éireann Headquarters , Glasnevin Hill, Dublin 9
  2. Valentia Observatory, Cahersiveen, Kerry

The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd September at 5pm.

Information Booklet

Full details are outlined in the information booklet

Applicants should submit completed application forms to:

Please note: only applications submitted on the official application form will be considered.

Click here to download the application form

Advertising Date

Closing Date for Applications
22/09/2023 at 5pm

Appendix 1 – Competency Framework

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Walton Institute, South East Technological University (SETU), is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on an SFI VISTAMILK Research Centre funded project linked to the research area of agriculture and in collaboration with Met Éireann.
Job Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (Ref No. 031044)
SFI VISTAMILK – Geolocation Mapping for Optimized Slurry Spreading Windows
Department: Dept., of Land Science
Location: Waterford
Employer: South East Technological University
Contract Duration: 20 Months, Full Time, Fixed Term Contract
Commencement Date: Immediately
A standby panel may be formed from which vacancies for this role may be filled.

Job Overview: Walton Institute is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on an SFI VISTAMILK Research Centre funded project linked to the research area of agriculture and in collaboration with Met Éireann. VISTAMILK is a world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for innovative precision pasture-based dairying. Its mission is to positively impact the environment, animal well-being and the health of consumers and to lead the Agri-Food technology sector through innovation and enhanced sustainability across the dairy supply chain. Internationally, the advances developed in the centre will apply to dairy systems in many countries and will be a catalyst for global growth in the Agri-Tech sector. This will be achieved by greatly improving the soil to gut supply chain connectivity, thereby improving resource efficiency, better meeting consumers’ expectations and improving profitability and resilience. Eligible applicants will have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering atmospheric sciences, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline (or near completion). They are also required to have strong expertise and skills in GIS, programming and quantitative skills. Familiarity with grassland production systems is advantageous. Familiarity with meteorological data sets (gridded observations and numerical weather predictions) would also be beneficial. If you are interested in working in a unique research organisation within the higher education sector, Walton Institute offers a culture that promotes autonomy and the pursuit of individual interests and ideas. We’re excited about opportunities that will create new technologies, advance existing ones and we will actively support the commercialisation process of these technologies. This provides you with the opportunity to explore your own creativity and work on cutting edge technologies across a variety of challenging projects, engaging and collaborating with like-minded people. Walton Institute ultimately offers flexibility in a great working environment for those looking to embark on a challenge.

Further details are available here and application forms are available on the SETU Vacancy page for this role.