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Technician - Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Research

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Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 36 months, subject to contract.

A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.

Basic Function

This competition seeks to recruit three technicians focused on measuring ecosystem CO2 fluxes using eddy covariance and/or chamber techniques as well as measuring changes in soil organic carbon (SOC).

The successful candidates will join a well-resourced team of permanent and contract staff carrying out climate change research.

They will provide technical support to help improve our understanding of the effect of soil type and land-use management practice on soil carbon pools and carbon sequestration.

These roles will play a pivotal role in the SignPost farms programme and Thematic Programme 1 of the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre led by Teagasc Moorepark.

These positions will be based in Teagasc Environment, Soils and Land-use Department in Johnstown Castle, Wexford.

VistaMilk represents a unique collaboration between Agri-Food and ICT research institutes and leading Irish/multinational food and ICT companies.

The Centre is hosted by Teagasc, the national agency with responsibility for agriculture and food research, in partnership with the Tyndall National Institute, Irelandís national microelectronics institute, the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (at UCD, NUIG, DCU).

VistaMilk is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Teagasc - Johnstown Castle is Irelandís leading research institute on soils and environment related research, and conducts both fundamental and applied research on a wide range of subjects, e.g. soil quality, nutrient efficiency, water quality, gaseous emissions, agro-ecology, and land use.

Essential Qualifications

- Candidates must have a QQI Level 6 in chemistry, agricultural science, soil science, environmental science or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

- Postgraduate training and experience in the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon quantification.

A more detailed job description can be accessed on

Applications should be made on-line through

The completed application documents must be forwarded so as to reach the Public Appointments Service no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, 14th May 2021.

Status: Technician
Location: Wexford, IRELAND
Remuneration: 30327 - 40627 Euro/year
Advert Published: 12 Apr 2021
Expiry date: 12 May 2021
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