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Teagasc Contract Research Officer - Dairy Cow Mastitis Scientist (Ref: DCMS/MP/0118)

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Teagasc Contract Research Officer - Dairy Cow Mastitis Scientist - (Ref: DCMS/MP/0118)

Basic Function:

To develop, lead and implement a research programme in the area of dairy cow mastitis with particular emphasis on:

• Mastitis control programmes.
• Diagnosis, Pathogenesis and immunology of mastitis.
• Prevention and treatment of mastitis.
• Udder health and milking performance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement a dairy cow mastitis research programme.
• Design, manage and analyse animal production experiments.
• Manage staff and resources assigned to the programme.
• Identify opportunities for cutting-edge research to address these knowledge gaps.
• Attract external funding with the objective of creating critical mass by building a dynamic team of post-doctoral researchers(s) and post-graduate student(s).
• Develop and maintain active collaborative contacts with the relevant national and international research communities.
• Publish and interpret research results.
• Identify and develop future research opportunities as they may arise.
• Contribute to the teamwork and team-spirit in the dairy research programme at Moorepark, and to foster and add to further collaboration and integration.
• Assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.
• 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.
• Actively participate in the annual business planning and Performance Management Development System (PMDS) processes.
• Take up additional duties as they may arise and be assigned by management.

* This job specification is intended as a guide to the general range of duties and is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive. It will be reviewed from time to time with the post holder.

Person Specification:

Essential
• Honours level 8 degree in veterinary science/animal science or other related discipline.
• Research skills: data management, analysis and experimentation.

Desirable
• Post-graduate experience in dairy cow mastitis research.
• Research skills: general laboratory skills.

Note: The ‘essential’ qualifications, knowledge, skills and behavioural competencies outlined above are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the selection process.

How to Apply:

The relevant Application Form and Job Specification can be accessed on our website at www.teagasc.ie/careers.

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 midnight on Tuesday 27th February 2018.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.



Status: Researcher
Location: Cork, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 33056 Euro/year
Email: teagascjobs@clark.ie
Advert Published: 31 Jan 2018
Expiry date: 27 Feb 2018
Teagasc Ref. No.:
899725
Academic Jobs EU Ref. No.:
Please quote this number if applying for this job offline.
J20175
 

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