Basic Function of the post:
The successful candidate will join a research team working in the ‘Meat Technology Centre’ on the microbiological aspects of the application of a range of technologies (lactic acid, hot water, chilling regimes, and sporicidal treatments) to enhance food safety and maximise the shelf-life of beef and lamb.
Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:
• To design statistically based investigative studies as per the project research tasks/sub-tasks.
• To undertake laboratory studies including culture based and molecular biology.
• To perform in-plant (beef and lamb slaughter and processing) studies.
• To undertake statistical analysis of the data generated and convert the findings into knowledge/information that may be applied in the beef/lamb sector.
• To prepare and present the data generated using written (A1 papers, reports, posters, etc.) and oral formats
• PhD in (Microbiology or Food Science and Technology or related discipline)
• Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD
• Experience in undertaking research in-plant in the meat sector
• Experience in setting own research agenda
Further Information for Candidates
Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at https://www.teagasc.ie/about/opportunities/post-doctoral-opportunities/
Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitae’s as an application for a position. In order to apply for a post the relevant application form must be completed in order to be considered.
Completed application forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12 midnight on 1st of March 2017.
Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.