Horticulture Technician (Permanent) (Ref: 162)
The appointee will provide horticulture technical assistance and guidance to support field or laboratory based research, including sampling, measurement, data recording and analysis of experimental information across the horticulture research programme including mushroom research, glasshouse research and field production.
Provide technical assistance and guidance to support the conduct of field or laboratory based research, including sampling, measurement, data recording and analysis of experimental information using your knowledge of the processes, tools and templates that are deployed in horticultural research and experimental work.
Set up and maintain technical protocols for experiments including equipment use and calibration.
Supervise and manage all technical aspects of the horticulture research programme in the assigned area of responsibility, demonstrating expertise around research methodologies and the technologies that support them, including the following:
To carry out the collection and recording of trial data according to parameters set in the mushroom research unit.
Assist farm staff and other technical staff in accurate recording of trial data across the Glasshouse and field vegetable trials area.
To assist research staff with the preparation of information for use in publications and reports.
To participate in the dissemination of research information to students, clients and other stakeholders.
Candidates must have a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture or a related discipline.
Experience in crop production including mushroom production and/or glasshouse production would be a distinct advantage.
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 Tuesday the 11th August 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.