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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 - (PD1) - Dairy/Food Science & Technology

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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 - (PD1) - Dairy/Food Science & Technology - (Ref. PD1/DPTC/0917)

Basic Functions

This post doctoral scientist will have a PhD in Food Science, Process Engineering, BioSciences or a related discipline.

The appointee will be involved in building and supporting the membrane fractionation platform within the Dairy Processing Technology Centre and will work strategically with Teagasc researchers, industry and academic partners.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:
• Adaptation of new and existing technologies for the separation of milk components particularly in the context of their end use in applications such as infant, sports and advance medical nutrition
• Mapping of protein profiles and amino acid sequences of permeate/retentate streams from a range of different membranes processes
• To map the physical partition of key macro and micro nutritional components in bovine milk, including proteins, carbohydrates, fat, microbes, minerals, vitamins and trace components using conventional and novel process techniques
• Develop a new range of functionalised high protein products with added value from novel separation processes
• To liaise with industry partners, project sponsors and key stakeholders, facilitating cross divisional alignment on specific project targets and goals
• To develop the next generation of ceramic and organic membranes to add value to new and existing dairy streams
• To work closely with other team members within the DPTC project as well as with industry partners and the wider scientific community, thus enriching the specific tasks within the project brief.
• Develop new membrane separation platforms for production of next generation powders for use in infant, medical and therapeutic beverage

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
• To interpret research findings and prepare scientific and popular press publications.
• To disseminate research findings to a variety of audiences as appropriate.
• To assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.
• To comply with all relevant Teagasc policies and procedures.
• Fully co-operate with the provisions made for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves, fellow staff and non-Teagasc staff and co-operate with management in enabling Teagasc to comply with legal obligations. This includes full compliance with the responsibilities outlined in the Safety Statement.
• To actively participate in the Teagasc Post Doctoral Fellowship programme and review processes, and to undertake all Post Doctoral fellowship training and associated duties as agreed in the Training & Development Plan.

Person Specification

• PhD in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Process Engineering, Food BioSciences
or a related discipline
• Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD

• Strong knowledge of protein fractionation technologies (Dairy, Vegetable or Marine) with particular emphasis on selective enrichment of targeted
• Experience in standard Dairy Process Technologies

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 26th of October 2017.

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

Status: Research Fellow
Remuneration: Starting from 34975 Euro/year
Advert Published: 5 Oct 2017
Expiry date: 4 Nov 2017
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