Job offer in Ireland Post Doctoral Research Fellow – Food BioSciences at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

PhD in a relevant discipline with up to 3 years’ (max.) relevant experience. 

The combined total of this contract combined with any other PD1 contracts must not exceed 3 years in total.

The indicative duration of 9 months, but not exceeding the above project end date, subject to contract.

A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled.

Appointment will be at the minimum point of the Post-Doctoral Level 1 (PD1) scale (€35,678).

The current PD1 scale is as follows:

PD1: €35,678 (min.); €37,757; €39,529 (max.)

Increments will be awarded annually* subject to performance and completion of the prescribed training plan.

Note: Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current or previous service in the public sector. *Remuneration and the annual cycle for the payment of increments may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government policy.

Basic Function of the post: The specific emphasis of this study is to assess the impact of mineral extracts on CHO (Chinese Hamster Ovary) and mitochondrial health (both qualitative and quantitative improvements).  In addition, the use of pelagic by-product collagen/gelatine and gelatine hydrolysates as support matrices will be assessed along with the potential health benefits of these products on CHO cells, primary human cells (endothelial cells) and human adult prohenitor cells, studying mitochondrial/metabolic health in these cell types. 


The Teagasc Post-Doctoral programme provides training and development opportunities for early career scientists that enhance their experience of learning and equips them with the necessary skills for the next stage of their chosen career in research. 

Person Specification


  • PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, Food, Food Engineering, Microbiology, Chemistry or a related discipline.
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.


  • Experience in chemistry.
  • Experience in setting own research agenda.

Further Information for Candidates 

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at    Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitaes as an application for a position.   In order to apply for a post the relevant application form must be completed in order to be considered.

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 noon on Thursday 11th July 2019.   Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.  The details contained above are subject to change without notice.


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