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Food Technologist - Bia Innovator Hub

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Basic Function:

The newly appointed Technologist will carry out an agreed annual programme of work in support of the Bia Innovator facility on the Teagasc Mellows Campus at Athenry, Co. Galway, reporting directly to the Head of Food Industry Development Department at Teagasc.  

He/she will operate primarily in a support function to the co-working food facility at Bia Innovator Campus CLG, with a secondary support function to the food production units on site and the external clients availing of these respective facilities.

The Technologist will be a key contact with client companies for technical issues.

Their role will include the development, implementation and monitoring of food quality management systems on site, induction and training of clients on the use of units and equipment therein, developing expert knowledge in operation & maintenance of equipment.

The Technologist will also be responsible for the setup of the facility operations and will assist and support the facility users and wider food industry clients in their product and process development and improvement activities.

Job Objectives:

Act as a point of contact with client companies of Bia Innovator CLG providing advice and technical support in areas of recipe and product development, process improvements, industrial scaling and shelf life extension.

Assist clients in sourcing equipment, ingredients and packaging materials for trials and production runs.

Support the development and implementation of food safety and quality management systems (HACCP) and associated equipment SOPs, risk assessment documents and maintenance schedules.

To work closely with Teagasc colleagues and especially with other technologists and scientists in the Food Industry Development Department, based in Ashtown and Moorepark Food Research Centres, to service the needs of food industry clients.



Candidates must hold a QQI  Level 8 qualification in Culinary Arts/Food Science/Food Innovation/Biosciences or other relevant discipline.


Development and implementation of Food Safety and Quality Management Systems (e.g. HACCP)

How to Apply:

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

The closing date for this position is Thursday 8th October 2020 @12.00noon.

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: Faculty Position
Location: Athenry, Co.Galway, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 33971 Euro/year
Advert Published: 14 Sep 2020
Expiry date: 8 Oct 2020
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