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Research Technician – Dairy Research Programme – Ref: DS1549

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Basic Function:
The appointee will be responsible for the day to day management of a large pasture based spring calving dairy herd and associated dairy farm staff, which includes the delivery of the research programme as outlined in the AGRIC research programme. This will include grassland management, breeding and reproduction, animal health and welfare, milk quality, health and safety, as well as data collection and dissemination of results where necessary.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Daily management of a large dairy herd including herd health and welfare, grassland management, breeding and calving season cow management.
• Daily management/supervision of farm staff operations and liaising with research staff to deliver the BMW region dairy research programme including the realisation of experimental objectives and protocols.
• Management of livestock, grassland management of the experimental herds and co-ordination and collection of research data relating to animal and grassland system performance.
• Experimental recording and database management, including health and safety.
• Assisting Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.
• Actively participating in the annual business planning and Performance Management Development System (PMDS) processes.
• Fully co-operating with the provisions made for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves, fellow staff and non-Teagasc staff and co-operating with management in enabling Teagasc to comply with legal obligations. This includes fully complying with the responsibilities outlined in the Safety Statement.
• Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department from time to time.

Person Specification

• Candidates must have a QQI Level 6 in Agriculture or a related discipline.

• A number of years’ experience managing a large dairy herd would be a distinct advantage.

How to Apply

The relevant Application Form and Job Specification can be accessed on our website at

Completed Application Forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on 1st September, 2017

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

Status: Technician
Location: Cavan, IRELAND
Advert Published: 9 Aug 2017
Expiry date: 1 Oct 2017
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