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Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) / Level 2 (PD2) PD1/2/BULL/MPK/0317

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Basic Function:
This position is available for a highly motivated researcher with expertise in animal physiology, cell biology, molecular biology and/or related disciplines. The researcher, who will be working as part of a team, is expected to undertake a wide range of sperm analysis tests, with the goal of identifying tests that are predictive of (i) sire field fertility and (ii) sire suitability for semen sorting.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:

• To develop a diverse suite of laboratory assays and techniques to evaluate semen quality, including molecular genetic and functional evaluation of sperm.
• To combine multiple sources of data to predict semen fertility and identify bulls most suitable for sex-sorting
• To provide support and mentorship for a PhD student
• To closely interact with Industry and Research collaborators on the project

Person Specification:

• PhD in reproductive physiology, cell biology or molecular biology
• Understanding of reproductive physiology in the bull


• Experience in semen quality testing
• 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

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 Monday 27th of March 2017.
Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

Status: Researcher
Remuneration: Starting from 33975 Euro/year
Advert Published: 10 Mar 2017
Expiry date: 27 Mar 2017
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