Job offer in Ireland Research Technologist – Grassland Software Development at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Location: Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research an Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Grade/Salary: Technologist Grade 1, with a starting salary of €33,387 per annum. The current salary scale is €33,387 to €64,981.

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.

Post Type: Permanent

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 successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing a central grassland database incorporating electronically transferred Irish grassland farm data using appropriate software (Pasturebase Ireland), and on-going development of the associated decision support function of PastureBase Ireland.  This database will be used both for on farm grass variety evaluation and to provide the industry with seasonal monitoring of grass production on Irish grassland farms. 

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 degree in agricultural science or a related discipline.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in grassland 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 Thursday 29th August 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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