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Beef Research Scientist

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Job Title: Beef Research Scientist (Permanent) (Ref: 294)

Basic Function

To develop, lead and implement a research programme in the area of suckler beef with particular focus on the following:

-Genetic and nutritional factors influencing suckler beef productivity.

- Increasing animal performance from both grazed and conserved forages

- Impact of both genetics and nutrition on environmental sustainability.


The beef industry is a major contributor to the value of Irelandís agri-food sector.

For example, beef accounted for 16% of Agri-food exports in 2020 generating approximately Ä2.5 billion.

Additionally, beef cattle production is a significant enterprise on over 94,000 farms, which are widely dispersed throughout the country.

Teagasc plays a key role in developing and supporting competitive, profitable and sustainable systems of beef production.

These systems must maximise the use of grazed grass to capitalize on Irelandís natural competitive advantage in grass production, and to contribute to the high quality, grass-fed reputation of Irish beef worldwide.

Essential Qualifications

QQI honours Level 8 degree in Agriculture Science or a related discipline.

PhD degree in a relevant discipline

Desirable Qualifications

Post-doctoral experience on ruminant animal research would be a distinct advantage.

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, 25th June 2021.

Status: Researcher
Location: Meath, IRELAND
Remuneration: 34650 - 67440 Euro/year
Advert Published: 28 May 2021
Expiry date: 25 Jun 2021
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