Job offer in Ireland Forage Breeding Technologist at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

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.

Basic Function:           

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and managing the forage breeding programme in the breeding of improved varieties of forage grass and clover.  This will include significant hands-on work in the field, glasshouse and laboratory plus the assignment, supervision, and management of technical, farm and casual staff to efficiently complete all tasks to the required standard in the correct order and in a timely manner.

Candidates must have a Level 8 qualification in agriculture, plant breeding, biology or a related discipline. Candidates should have experience of general laboratory and field techniques, and knowledge of grass clover agronomy and evaluation.

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 8 qualification in agriculture, plant breeding, biology or a related discipline.
  • Full clean car driving licence. Candidates must satisfy and continue to satisfy during employment with Teagasc, legal requirements to drive unaccompanied on Irish public roads.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post graduate qualification.

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 Thursday 2nd May 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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