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Teagasc Research Officer - Suckler and Dairy Calf-To-Beef (2 Posts)

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Teagasc

Teagasc Research Officer - Suckler and Dairy Calf-To-Beef (2 Posts) - (Ref. RO/GE/0518)

Basic Functions
To develop, lead and implement a research programme in the area of grass-based systems of beef production (both suckler and dairy calf-to-beef) with particular emphasis on:
• Profitable and sustainable grass-based systems of beef production.
• Factors affecting animal performance at pasture.
• Grass production and utlilisation.
• Genetic factors influencing beef productivity.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop, lead and implement a research programme for grass-based beef production systems (suckler or dairy calf-to-beef).
• Design and manage experiments and perform statistical analysis of experimental data.
• Manage staff and resources assigned to the research programme.
• Identify opportunities for cutting-edge research to address key knowledge gaps.
• Lead successful submissions for external funding that are consistent with the Teagasc research programme, with the objective of developing critical mass in the area by building and supervising a dynamic team of post-doctoral researchers(s) and post-graduate student(s).
• Develop and maintain active collaboration with the relevant national and international research communities.
• Work closely with Teagasc Knowledge Transfer Specialists/Advisors to ensure effective dissemination of research findings to advisers and stakeholders.
• Supervise, in conjunction with University partners, postgraduate students to Masters and PhD level.
• Interpret and publish research results in the scientific and popular press, at conferences (nationally and internationally) and to stakeholders.
• Contribute to the teamwork and team-spirit in the Livestock System Department, and foster and add to further collaboration and integration.
• 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.
• Assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.
• Actively participate in the annual business planning and Performance Management Development System (PMDS) processes.
• Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department, Head of Programme or Director of Research from time to time.

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

Person Specification:
Essential
• Candidates must have a:
o QQI Honours Level 8 degree in Agriculture Science or a related discipline.
o PhD in a relevant discipline.

Note: While a PhD is an essential requirement for this post, equivalent research experience may be deemed acceptable solely at the discretion of the Director of Teagasc.

• Deep knowledge of the principles of grass-based beef production research.

Desirable
• Post-doctoral experience on grass-based beef research would be a distinct advantage.
• Working knowledge of the Irish beef industry and national and EU policy and legislation affecting the sector.

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

An Application Form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc 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 29th May 2018.


Status: Researcher
Location: MEATH, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 33056 Euro/year
Email: teagascjobs@clark.ie
Advert Published: 4 May 2018
Expiry date: 29 May 2018
Teagasc Ref. No.:
899918
Academic Jobs EU Ref. No.:
Please quote this number if applying for this job offline.
J20370
 

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