Job Title: PD1 - Sustainable Ruminant Breeding Programs for Low Environmental Footprint
Teagasc-Moorepark is Ireland’s leading dairy research institute with national responsibility for all aspects of dairy production research which include grassland and grazing management, dairy cow breeding and reproduction, dairy cow health and welfare, milk composition and dairy cow nutrition, milking technology and milk production systems plus economic analysis.
The research programme is conducted by over 30 scientific and technical professionals, supported by administrative and operative staff.
Moorepark operates a total of 7 individual dairy research farms totalling 500 hectares and over 1,000 dairy cows.
Facilitates include modern individual cow feed and metabolism units, laboratories, computer facilities and milking research laboratories.
This is a research focused training role, the primary purpose of which is to provide early career scientists with the opportunity to develop their research skills and competencies.
The PD Fellow will, while working in conjunction with senior research staff, gain insight and experience into a variety of areas including the processes of project and budgetary management, publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals, writing grant applications, and attracting external funding; the development of active collaboration with relevant national and international research communities; the development of communication and presentation skills, leadership and management skills, and overall career development.
Modules will be conducted under the supervision and direction of the (Project Leader) or other designated manager in conjunction with the Head of Department.
Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:
- Develop sustainability based models
- Develop sustainability based indices
- Integrate new models and indices with existing breeding programs
- PhD in (Modelling & or breeding)
- Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD
- Demonstrated research and technical expertise in modelling
- Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals etc)
- Excellent project management, analytical, report writing and data analysis skills
- An ability to collaborate with team members and PhD students to help build research knowledge and skill and to guide professional development
- Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation) with an ability to enable effective knowledge and technology transfer
- Ability to generate new ideas, unique concepts, models and solutions
- Understanding of selection theory
- Experience in (insert research area)
- Experience in setting own research agenda
- Evidence of teamwork and collaboration with relevant partners
A more detailed job description can be accessed on https://www.teagasc.ie/about/opportunities/current-vacancies/.
Applications should be made on-line through https://www.teagasc.ie/careers.