Job offer in Ireland Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 Agri-environmental Science, Agronomy 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 24 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 basic functions of this post are to investigate and report on the nature and sources of nutrient (N & P) losses from on-farm roadways.  This includes conducting research across a number of pilot farms in collaboration with farmers and project scientists.  The post will involve carrying out farm surveys of roadways and their connectivity to dry ditches and watercourses.  This information will be collated using spatial analysis (GIS) and used to design a visual roadway assessment tool.  The post will also involve reviewing current literature on roadway runoff diversion measures and mitigation, elucidation and quantification of roadway load losses, diversion and treatment of such losses at a pilot site.   This will then be used to refine farm roadway design specifications.


The Teagasc Post-Doctoral programme provides training and development opportunities for early career scientists that enhances 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 agriculture, environmental science, soil science, geography.
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.


  • Experience in field work and GIS analysis.
  • 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 Vitae’s 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 Monday 29th July 2019.   Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants. Canvassing will disqualify.

The details contained above are subject to change without notice.


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