Job offer in Ireland Contract Technologist – Dairy Technology & Processing at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Location: Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy Co. Cork.

Grade/Salary: Technologist Grade 1, 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 Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 15 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:          

Teagasc is seeking to recruit a Contract Technologist with a proven track record in Food/Dairy science with experience in processing of dairy products (Ingredients and Cheese) under the guidance of the project leader and in conjunction with the post-doctoral scientists involved in the project.  The appointed technologist will be responsible for the organisation and control of a variety of process unit-operations (thermal, separations, dehydration and cheese making) at pilot scale.

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 Science or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in food/dairy 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 Monday 3rd September 2018.  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.