Job offer in Ireland Contract Technologist – Next Generation Herd at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Technologist Grade 1, with a starting salary of €33,387 per annum.  The current salary scale is €33,387 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.

Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, to cover a period of maternity leave, 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 candidate appointed will provide technical support (research farm primarily but also some laboratory-based) for the research programme in the areas of grass management, milk sampling, blood sampling, weight recording, feed intake, energy balance and feed efficiency determination of dairy cows.

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 QQI Level 8 degree in Agricultural Science or a related discipline.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in Animal Science would be a distinct advantage.

How to Apply

An application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at www.teagasc.ie/careers

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 19th 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.  As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants. Canvassing will disqualify.

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