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Teagasc Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1/2 - Microbiology - Food Safety

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Teagasc Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1/2 - Microbiology - Food Safety (Ref: PD1/2/MTI/ASH/0817)

Basic Function of the post:
The successful candidate will join a research team working within ‘Meat Technology Ireland’ 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:
• Design statistically based investigative studies as per the project research tasks/sub-tasks.
• Undertake laboratory studies including culture based and molecular biology.
• Perform in-plant (beef and lamb slaughter and processing) studies.
• Undertake statistical analysis of the data generated and convert the findings into knowledge/information that may be applied in the beef/lamb sector.
• Prepare and present the data generated using written (A1 papers, reports, posters, etc.) and oral formats.
• Report and discuss progress updates with the MTC Director and participate where required, on the Research Project Management Group.

Person Specification

• 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

Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitaes 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, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on Friday 20th October 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 34975 Euro/year
Advert Published: 30 Aug 2017
Expiry date: 20 Oct 2017
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