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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Food BioSciences - (Ref. PD1/B2/AT/0518)

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Basic Function of the post:

To undertake research and collate results relating to the up-scaling to pilot scale of project results related to the assessment of fish processing by-products, specifically bloodwaters from pelagic processing. Alternative strategies for recovery, generation and optimising development of these sources will be carried out by the chosen candidate.
Research will include use of pilot scale filtration skids, proximate analysis on source materials, amino acid profiling of source materials, protein characterisation (MS, SDS PAGE), enrichment and characterisation of proteins and other potentially useful bioactive and techno-functional compounds including vitamins, minerals and small molecules. All results will culminate into cost-benefit analyses of alternative strategies concerning marine processing by-product handling, utilisation and application with a view of making recommendations to pelagic and other fish processors.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:

• Operate pilot scale equipment concerning enrichment and filtration.
• Characterise source materials, extracts and novel products.
• Process source materials and develop commercially relevant SOPs to generate products.
• Evaluate potential applications of developed hydrolysates and products and identify market opportunities for these products.
• Work in conjunction with the PI in relation to formulating reports.
• Present research results in written and oral form.

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 food science, microbiology, chemistry or process engineering.
• Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.

• Experience concerning industry collaborations.
• Experience in setting own research agenda.

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: Dublin, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 36853 Euro/year
Advert Published: 17 May 2018
Expiry date: 5 Jun 2018
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