Job Title: Beef Research Scientist (Permanent) (Ref: 294)
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.
QQI honours Level 8 degree in Agriculture Science or a related discipline.
PhD degree in a relevant discipline
Post-doctoral experience on ruminant animal research would be a distinct advantage.
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.
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.