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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme

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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme - (Ref. PD1/APC/JC/0518)

Basic Function of the post:
• Investigate application of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology to create high resolution risk assessment tools to map surface and subsurface pollutant transfer, allowing cost-effective targeting of mitigation measures.
• Incorporate site specific multi-component attenuation and factors into these new risk maps.
• Use the risk maps to highlight attenuation opportunities not presently recognised.
• Publication and presentation of findings.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:
• Design and manage new risk map structures, interpret and publish results in high ranked scientific journals and actively participate in report writing.
• Collate and harmonise ACP data applicable to the project.
• Perform pollutant modelling and assessment of mitigation measures.
• Produce a visual tool for improved catchment management.
• Participate in dissemination activities such as conferences, stakeholder meetings, open days, farm walks etc.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
• Interpret research findings and prepare scientific and popular press publications.
• Disseminate research findings to a variety of audiences as appropriate.
• Assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service Charter and action plan.
• 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.
• 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.
• Take up additional duties as they may arise and be assigned by management.

Person Specification
This section outlines the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would be required to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on how well candidates satisfy these criteria.

• PhD in environmental science or equivalent.
• Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.

• Experience in modelling pollutant loss to water.
• Good knowledge of agriculture and European water policy.

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 Tuesday 5th June 2018. Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

Status: Research Fellow
Location: Wexford, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 36853 Euro/year
Advert Published: 15 May 2018
Expiry date: 5 Jun 2018
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