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Research Officer - Gaseous Emissions Modeller

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Full job title: Teagasc Research Officer - Gaseous Emissions Modeller - (Ref: GEM/JC/0319)

Basic Function:

The researcher will develop the biogeochemical modelling research programme, with particular focus on the assessment of the impact of technology adoption, farm and environment system scenarios and policy implementation on greenhouse gas, ammonia and carbon sequestration at the field, farm, landscape and national scales.

The researcher will collaborate with staff across Teagasc, as well as scientists in other national and international institutions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop a research modelling programme focused on developing models aimed at characterising C and N flows at the farm, landscape and national scales.
Model emissions and assess mitigation options for reducing greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions. Model carbon sequestration in Irish soils at multiple scales, including the modelling of strategies to enhance sequestration through farm management practice change and through land-use, land-use change and forestry.
Develop strong collaborative linkages within Teagasc, nationally and internationally.
Perform data analysis and curation, interpret scientific results, and write scientific peer reviewed papers, reports and stakeholder communications.
Pursue funding opportunities to further resource the research programme, by building a team of post-doctoral researchers and post graduate students.
Contribute to the teamwork in the Environment, Soils and Land-use Department at Johnstown Castle, and foster research collaboration and integration.
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.
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.

* 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:


Candidates must have an honours Level 8 degree in soil science, mathematical modelling, statistics, physics, chemistry, or a related discipline.
A PhD degree in a relevant discipline.


A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in modelling of agricultural gaseous emissions and carbon sequestration would be a distinct advantage.
Postgraduate qualification in computer coding.

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 noon on Monday 25th March 2019.

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants.

Status: Researcher
Remuneration: Starting from 33387 Euro/year
Advert Published: 28 Feb 2019
Expiry date: 25 Mar 2019
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