Job offer in Ireland Contract Technician at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Location: Teagasc Food Research Centre Ashtown, Dublin

Grade/Salary: Technician Grade 1, with a starting salary of €28,502 per annum. The current salary scale is €28,502 to €38,757.

Remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government Policy.

Post Type: Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 15 months, subject to contract.

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 work on a SFI funded Bioeconomy Research Centre (BEACON). Technician will carry out routine analysis of research samples for a range of biological activities for phytopharma, cosmeceutical, nutraceutical or functional food applications.

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 6 qualification in a Biological or Chemical Science discipline or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A Level 7 qualification in Science would be a distinct advantage

How to Apply

An application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at

Completed application forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 noon on Thursday 30th of August 2018.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. 

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.