Technologist - National Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Temporary) (Ref: 117)
To support and co-ordinate a desk study to scope out the future agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) research and research capacity requirements in Ireland as well as the optimum means of delivery in order to meet the challenge of reducing on-farm GHG emissions.
•Assess current resources and capacity available.
•Support and co-ordinate the identification of future priorities in terms of scientific research, extension and cost effective implementation requirements for farmers, industry, policymakers and researchers.
•Identify gaps in terms of technical capacity, resources and expertise.
•Co-ordinate recommendations for future agricultural GHG research.
•To map current greenhouse gas technical resources and capacity on the island of Ireland.
•Identify gaps in terms of research capacity, resources and expertise with support from the research team.
•To conduct a technical literature survey to summarise the current state of the art methane research internationally and horizon scan for potential new areas of research.
•To compile the approach other countries have taken in terms of co-ordinating national GHG research.
•To examine the approach of other national Centres in Ireland in terms of structure, management and funding.
•Contribute to the teamwork and team-spirit within the agri-environmental research department at Johnstown Castle and foster and add to further collaboration and integration.
•To assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.
•To 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
• Candidates must have a QQI Level 8 degree in agricultural science, environmental science, social science or a related discipline.
• Postgraduate degree in agronomy, crop science, soil science, environmental science, animal science, social science or other relevant discipline.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, and view other vacancies in Teagasc, please visit www.teagasc.ie/careers.
The closing date for this position is Wednesday 1st April 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.