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Animal Science Researcher (Contract)

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The Research Officer will be based at the Teagasc, Pig Development Department, Animal & Grassland Research & Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, P61 C996.

The successful candidate will work on a Horizon Europe-funded project ‘CIRCular valorisation of industrial ALGAE waste streams into high-value products to foster future sustainable blue biorefineries in Europe (CIRCALGAE)’.

The successful candidate will report directly to the project leader.

The position will involve conducting post-weaning pig feeding experiment(s) using algal-based feed ingredients where growth, feed intake, health interventions, diarrhoea scoring etc. are recorded.

A subsample of pigs will be sacrificed for collection of blood, intestinal tissue and digesta.

These samples will be used by the successful candidate for intestinal histology, gene expression, blood haematology, blood biochemistry and next-generation microbiota analysis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparation of experimental protocols, animal trial work, laboratory work, data compilation, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, adhering to ethics and HPRA requirements and reporting to the project leader, Teagasc and the funding body as required.

Furthermore, it is a requirement that the successful candidate publish results from the project in high impact factor peer review journals. It will also be necessary for the successful candidate to communicate research findings in popular press, and via oral presentations to industry and scientific audiences.

Location: Pig Development Department, Animal & Grassland Research & Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork P61 C996

Closing date for applications: Thursday 15th April @ 12:00

Salary: Research Officer with a Salary Scale of €38,558 to €74,094

Contract duration: 24 months

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Status: Researcher
Location: Cork, IRELAND
Advert Published: 22 Mar 2024
Expiry date: 21 Apr 2024
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