Job offer in Ireland Contract Database Technician – SMARTCOW Project at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Technician Grade 1, with a starting salary of €29,075 per annum. The current salary scale is €29,075 to €39,145.

Starting pay will be at the minimum of the scale per Government Circular E100/8/82.  Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current or previous service in the public sector (including Teagasc).

Remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government Policy.

Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 30 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:          

The person appointed to this position will have a key role in assisting researchers with the compilation of animal data within the animal and grassland research programme at Moorepark. The successful candidate should be able to work both independently and as part of a team in a variety of capacities including experimental grassland and grazing management and recording measurements.  The appointed person will work on the European Funded SMARTCOW project (Horizon 2020 funded).

Person Specification

Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.

Essential Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a Level 7 in computer science, data management or a related discipline.


  • Research experience in Animal Science.

How to Apply

An application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 25th June 2019.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. 

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.


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