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Contract Technician - Dietary Analysis

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Title: Contract Technician - Dietary Analysis (Ref: CT/MPK/0719)

Basic Function:

Teagasc is now seeking to recruit a highly motivated, ambitious scientist with experience in HPLC analysis to an industry-funded project.

The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant multi-disciplinary team to assess the health benefits to the gut, of various food ingredients and products.

The successful candidate will perform oligosaccharide analysis on various ingredients. A Dionex HPAEC-PAD system will be used to investigate dietary fibre, polysaccharides and oligosaccharides in the food products.

The successful candidate will be a creative, independent thinker with willingness to learn and acquire new skills in HPLC and oligosaccharide analysis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Prepare various food ingredients and products for carbohydrate analysis.
• Perform a range of HPLC analyses on food ingredients and products including polysaccharide and oligosaccharide profiling.
• Produce data of excellent scientific quality in terms of precision, accuracy and verifiability.
• Interpret research findings and critically analyze and evaluate one’s findings and those of others

Person Specification:


• Candidates must have a Level 6 qualification in food science or a related discipline.


• A Level 7 qualification in a food related discipline.

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 29th 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: Technician
Location: Fermoy Co Cork, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 29075 Euro/year
Advert Published: 11 Jul 2019
Expiry date: 29 Jul 2019
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