Do you want to work at ICATMAR?

We are opening a selection process for three positions for the observation, analysis, and prediction program of the physical characteristics of the marine environment.

Job offer

The Catalan Institute of Research for the Governance of the Sea (ICATMAR) is a collaboration organism between the Directorate-General for Maritime Policy and Sustainable Fisheries of the Catalan Government and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), through the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) of Barcelona. ICATMAR’s main objective is to provide quality scientific advice to the administration and society. ICATMAR consists of two services: the Fisheries Advisory Service, established in 2018, and the Operational Oceanography Service, established in 2023. Within the framework of the activities of the Operational Oceanography Service of ICATMAR, we are opening a selection process for three positions for the observation, analysis, and prediction program of the physical characteristics of the marine environment.

Description of required profiles

[ICT1] IT Systems Administrator. Responsibilities include the management, coordination, and maintenance of ICATMAR’s computer system – including an HPC infrastructure – optimizing system performance, and providing user support. We are looking for an individual with strong knowledge of Linux, networks, and storage. A degree in computer engineering or equivalent is required. Proficiency in English at level C1 or similar is essential. The salary range is €33,920 to €40,900 gross annually according to CSIC salary scales.

[OIT] Oceanographic Instrumentation Technician (2 positions). Tasks include the installation, calibration, maintenance, and repair of measurement instruments, as well as the supervision of data acquisition systems and quality controls of received data. Degrees in electronic, industrial, or ICT engineering are required. Proficiency in English at level C1 or similar is essential. Basic training in Occupational Risk Prevention and a driver’s license will be valued. The salary is €33,930 gross annually according to CSIC salary scales.

Workplace

The workplace will be at the headquarters of the Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC) located at Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37-49, 08003, Barcelona. Maintaining the observation network requires travel to the location where the instruments are located.

Contract duration

The contract duration will be until September 30, 2029, extendable in case of additional funding.

Selection process

The selection process for the positions will be carried out through the CSIC job board (https://sede.csic.gob.es/servicios/formacion-y-empleo/bolsa-de-trabajo). We recommend that interested individuals send an updated CV and a letter of motivation to info@icatmar.cat before registering with the CSIC job board, indicating the offer code. Providing two names of individuals who could write a reference letter in favor of the candidate will be positively considered. This documentation can be submitted in Catalan, Spanish, French, or English. The deadline for submitting the CV is January 31, 2024.

Download the latest ICATMAR reports

The latest ICATMAR reports are now available in the Publications section.

First of all, State of fisheries in Catalonia 2022, Part 1 explains the methodology of the continuous fisheries monitoring along the Catalan coast carried out by ICATMAR over the last four years. This is followed by the results of the scientific monitoring of the bottom-trawl, purse seine and small-scale fisheries (sonsera, common octopus and, for the first time, blue crab).

State of fisheries in Catalonia 2022, Part 2, presents the stock assessment of the main species included in the Western Mediterranean Multiannual Plan for demersal fisheries management (WMMAP): hake, red mullet, Norway lobster, blue and red shrimp and deep-water rose shrimp. In addition, it also includes, for the first time, the assessment of the Europeam sardine and anchovy stocks present on the Catalan coast, reference species of the Management Plan for the purse seine fishery.

Finally, Fisheries advisory report for the Northern GSA6 2023 is a compilation of fisheries management considerations for the FAO GSA-6 area, the geographical sub-area where the coasts of Catalonia are located. It consists of a series of proposals and approaches on issues such as increasing the selectivity of bottom-trawl gear, the implementation of doors without bottom contact and the effectiveness of permanent no-take areas, among others.