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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 - Statistical analysis of meat chemical composition (Ref: PD1/MTCGE/0217)

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Basic Function of the post:
• To carry out a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the putative human health benefiting compounds in beef and lamb. These include but are not limited to: protein, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
• To identify and collate existing data sets from past Irish research studies on beef and lamb that can be used to carry out preliminary analyses on a limited range of putative human health benefiting compounds.
• To liaise with project collaborators and assist with the preparation of the periodic reporting requirements of the project.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:

• Assembly of the literature on the chemical composition of beef and lamb with a focus on those compounds with a putative human health benefit
• Liaison with national experts on specific human health benefiting compounds
• Conducting appropriate meta-analyses of the published data
• Assembly of relevant Irish datasets and conducting a preliminary analysis
• Assisting with compilation of periodic progress reports

Person Specification

PhD in a food-related discipline with a strong emphasis on data analysis, or in statistics/related discipline
Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD

• Knowledge of food/meat chemical composition
• Interest in the relationship between food composition and health

Further Information for Candidates

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at

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 no later than 12 midnight on 7th of March 2017.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

Status: Researcher
Location: Co Meath, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 33975 Euro/year
Advert Published: 15 Feb 2017
Expiry date: 7 Mar 2017
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