Job offer in Ireland Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Research Area: Dairy Science and Processing                           

Eligibility: 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.

Post Duration: The indicative duration of 12 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.                

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

Training Rate: Appointment will be at the minimum point of the Post Doctoral Level 1 (PD1) scale (€36,853).  The current PD1 scale is as follows: PD1: €36,853 (min.); €37,383; €39,138 (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: This post, which requires a PhD in Food Science, Process/Chemical Engineering or a related area, will involve driving a large nationally funded research programme project focussing on dairy protein fractionation.  The work will involve developing new formulation and processing strategies for infant milk formulations.  The project is highly multidisciplinary and will require close collaboration with other Teagasc researchers and PhD students, industry and academic partners.

Background: 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

Essential

  • PhD in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Process/Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or a related discipline.
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of current dairy process technology.
  • Experience in dairy unit processes at lab and pilot scale.

Further Information for Candidates 

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at https://www.teagasc.ie/about/opportunities/post-doctoral-opportunities/    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 teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 19th September 2018.  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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