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Research Fellow - Agriculture Technology

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Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 - Reducing Ammonia in Agriculture


Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 26 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 of the Role:

The successful candidate will investigate ammonia emissions and abatement technologies appropriate to Irish agricultural production systems and will focus on

1) generation of field-scale ammonia emission factors from slurry land spreading in varying environmental conditions and on different soil types,
2) assessment of the efficacy of slurry additives during storage and land spreading and
3) evaluation of low emission spreading techniques alone and in conjunction with slurry amendments for ammonia abatement.

The successful candidate will organise the daily operations of the project work at Johnstown Castle, and will assist the project co-ordinator and PI in collating reports and arranging project meetings.

They will take the lead in data analysis and in writing progress reports, presentations and publication of scientific/technical papers.

Essential Qualifications

- PhD in agriculture, environmental science, physics, atmospheric science or another appropriate science-related discipline.

- Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.

Desirable Qualifications

- Experience in operating field equipment (i.e. photoacoustic gas analyser, dynamic chambers, open path spectroscopy for gaseous measurements).

-Experience in dispersion modelling.

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, 25 June 2021.

Status: Research Fellow
Location: Wexford, IRELAND
Remuneration: 37028 - 41025 Euro/year
Advert Published: 24 May 2021
Expiry date: 23 Jun 2021
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