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Teagasc Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Food Safety (Ref: PD1/VTEC/041)

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Basic Function of the post:
The successful candidate will join a research team conducting research on risk factors for verocytotoxigenic E. coli shedding in ovine animals.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:
• Conduct sampling of ovine animals at abattoirs and collation of metadata on samples.
• Conduct real time PCR and microbiological analysis of samples for presence and concentration of VTEC.
• Feed isolates into VTEC national Whole Genome Sequencing platform.
• Conduct metagenomic analysis on samples to ascertain total microbiota composition.
• Collation and reporting of results.

Person Specification

PhD in microbiology or related.
Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD

• Experience in molecular biology.
• 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 Thursday 4th May 2017.

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

Status: Researcher
Location: Dublin 15, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 33975 Euro/year
Advert Published: 12 Apr 2017
Expiry date: 4 May 2017
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