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Research Fellow - Animal Breeding

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Job Title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow Combined Level 1/2 (PD1/2) - Animal Breeding - VistaMilk TP6 (Temporary) (Ref: 90)

Basic Function:

To contribute, as part of a large team of research and industry bodies, to the development of a national breeding program and associated decision support tools through the analyses and deployment of novel phenotypic, genetic and genomic tools in dairy cattle.

Job objectives:

• Aid in the analysis of genotype and phenotypic data.
• Derivation and analysis of novel phenotypes for consideration in national breeding programs.
• Development of pipelines for national genetic and genomic evaluations.
• Development of national dairy-beef index.
• Development and deployment of a tool to aid in the transaction of dairy (x beef) calves.
• Development of a sire advice tool for use by dairy farmers.
• Undertake research on genome editing.

Person Specification:


• PhD in animal breeding or a related discipline.
• Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD


• Experience in Animal Genetics and Genomics.
• Experience in setting own research agenda

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, and view other vacancies in Teagasc, please visit

The closing date for this position is Tuesday 25th February 2020 @ 12pm.

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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: Research Fellow
Location: Cork, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 36302 Euro/year
Advert Published: 11 Feb 2020
Expiry date: 25 Feb 2020
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