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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:

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

• 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

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to 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
Advert Published: 31 Jan 2018
Expiry date: 27 Feb 2018
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