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Research Officer - Food Science & Technology

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Full Title: Contract Research Officer – Dairy/Food Science & Technology (Ref: CRO/DPTC/MP/0719) (Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid)

Basic Function:

The appointee will be involved in building and supporting the membrane fractionation platform within the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) and will work strategically with Teagasc researchers, industry and academic partners.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

•Adapt new and existing technologies for the separation of microbes and other components from milk particularly in the context of the latter’s end use in applications such as infant, sports and advance medical nutrition.
•Map protein profiles and amino acid sequences of permeate/retentate streams from a range of different membranes processes.

•Map the partition of the milk microbiota during membrane filtration processes.
•Liaise with industry partners, project sponsors and key stakeholders, facilitating cross divisional alignment on specific project targets and goals.
•Develop the next generation of ceramic and organic membranes processes to address microbiological and in particular spore risks in dairy.

Person Specification


• Candidates must have an honours Level 8 degree in food science, microbiology, food engineering or a related discipline.


• A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in food science would be a distinct advantage.

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 Wednesday 17th July 2019.

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants. Canvassing will disqualify.

Status: Researcher
Location: Cork, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 33387 Euro/year
Advert Published: 2 Jul 2019
Expiry date: 17 Jul 2019
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