Teagasc are seeking to appoint a research technologist who will join a research team in the Livestock Systems Department to carry out work focused on creating dairy-beef systems of enhanced economic, environmental and social sustainability.
The delivery of this research programme will involve studying the contribution of grassland nutrition, animal genetics, health and welfare in achieving farm system optimisation.
The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team using the facilities at Teagasc Johnstown Castle, working in tandem with ongoing dairy-beef research within the AGRIC research programme at Teagasc Grange.
The candidate will be responsible for day-to-day experimental data collection, data management and analysis. With duties including the management of grassland, calf rearing, indoor feeding, animal health and welfare.
The appointee along with the research officer will liaise with industry stakeholders to facilitate the dissemination of technologies validated on the research farm.
While reporting to the hiring manager, the successful candidate will work closely with the farm manager and enterprise leader at Teagasc Johnstown Castle to optimise the management of resources.
The appointee may be required on occasion to work at a number of Teagasc farms or on commercial farms linked with the programme.
- Candidates must have a QQI Level 8 degree in agriculture or a related discipline.
- A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in animal or grassland science 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 online 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 Tuesday 7th of June 2022