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Research Fellow - Agri-Environmental Science

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Teagasc

JOB TITLE:

PD1 – Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Agri-Environmental Science - Modeling Livestock Emissions – MELS (Temporary) (Ref: 171)

BASIC FUNCTION:

The successful candidate will work on a project externally funded by FACCE ERA-GAS.

The project, titled mitigating emissions from livestock systems (MELS), will quantify climate warming emissions from livestock production systems and create tools to support farmers make decisions in relation to reducing emissions.

MELS also aims to assist inventory compliers incorporate emission mitigation measures into the national emission inventory.

The role will involve modelling gaseous emissions, report writing, organizing project meetings and workshops, and dissemination to stakeholders across the consortium.

JOB OBJECTIVES:

Review scientific literature in relation to quantifying and mitigating GHG emissions from livestock farming systems.

Construct a database of emission factors for livestock with records from DATAMAN.

Review GHG emission factors in whole farm and/or life cycle assessment models of livestock production systems.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

ESSENTIAL:

- PhD in agricultural science/environmental science/systems analysis/life cycle assessment or related discipline.
- Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.

DESIRABLE:

- Experience in agricultural system analysis and environmental modelling.
- Aptitude for multidisciplinary approach.

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 Thursday 13th 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.


Status: Research Fellow
Location: Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 36302 Euro/year
Advert Published: 23 Jul 2020
Expiry date: 13 Aug 2020
Teagasc Ref. No.:
901790
Academic Jobs EU Ref. No.:
Please quote this number if applying for this job offline.
J21869
 

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