Job offer in Ireland Contract Research Officer – Sensory Panel Manager (Meat Technology Ireland) at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Job Title: Contract Research Officer – Sensory Panel Manager (Meat Technology Ireland) (Ref: CRO/MTI/0619) (Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid)     

Location: Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15.

Grade/Salary:  Research Officer, with a starting salary of €33,387 per annum. The current salary scale is €33,387 to €64,981.       

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.

Post Type: Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 17.5 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 successful candidate will join the research team of Meat Technology Ireland where they will be involved in the day to day management of the sensory-related activities of the research programme.

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 an honours Level 8 degree in sensory science, food science or a related discipline.


  • A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in food/sensory/meat science would be a distinct advantage.

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 Wednesday 10th July 2019.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. 

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants. Canvassing will disqualify.


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