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Agronomy Technician – Crop Protection

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Agronomy Technician Crop Protection (Ref: AT/OP/0518) (Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid)

Basic Function:
To provide technical support to the field research programme in crop agronomy, specifically relating to the sustainable control of plant diseases, pest and weeds primarily of cereals, but also of a wider range of arable crops.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To assist in the design, establishment and data collection from the extensive crop protection programme undertaken by Teagasc.
To work with the various teams involved in crop protection within Teagasc to develop and optimise control strategies for arable crop diseases, pests and weeds.
To assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.
To actively participate in the annual business planning and Performance Management Development System (PMDS) processes.
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.
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specification

Candidates must have a Level 6 in agriculture or a related discipline.

A Level 7 qualification in crop related subject would be a distinct advantage as would a Professional user of pesticides qualification.

How to Apply

An application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on Thursday 31st May 2018.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

Status: Technician
Location: Carlow, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 28502 Euro/year
Advert Published: 15 May 2018
Expiry date: 31 May 2018
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