Job offer in Ireland Contract Research Officer – Veterinary Herd Health Scientist at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority – Teagasc

Location: Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research an Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Grade/Salary: Research Officer, with a starting salary of €33,056 per annum. The current salary scale is €33,056 to €64,337.

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 Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 24 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: To develop, lead and implement an integrated dairy and beef herd health programme on non-regulated diseases with particular emphasis on:

  • Benchmarking the occurrence of infectious diseases in Irish dairy and beef herds.
  • Role of biosecurity, vaccination and diagnostics.
  • Development of on farm herd health protocols.
  • Economics of non-regulated infectious diseases.

Person Specification

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

Essential Qualifications

  • Honours level 8 degree in veterinary science/animal science or other related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Post-graduate experience in dairy and beef herd health research.

How to Apply

A detailed job description and 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 midnight on Tuesday 27th February 2018

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.  Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.

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