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Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1

TeagascWexford€37,028 to €41,025

Job Summary Duration: Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 16 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 of the Role: Attachment: PD1_I_c3859693-c9b1-4a00-8af0-1a8f0c220e93.pdf

8 days agoTemporary

Research Officer

TeagascWexford€34,650 to €67,440

Job Summary Duration: Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 30 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. The successful candidate will support an exciting international project focused on bringing livestock farms towards carbon neutrality. The project will quantify climate warming emissions and carbon sequestration in livestock production systems, and create or update tools to support farmers make decisions in relation to reducing gaseous emissions. It aims to assist inventory compilers incorporate emission mitigation measures for livestock production systems into official national emission recording systems. The successful candidate will collaborate with top researchers in Ireland, Europe and New Zealand on this leading project. The role will involve modelling farms and emissions, networking with industry, research institutes and Universities, and dissemination to stakeholders across the transnational consortium. The successful candidate will be primarily based at the Teagasc research centre in Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. Teagasc Johnstown Castle is the leading agricultural research centre in Ireland for soils and the environment. The centre conducts research on a wide range of subjects including air quality, biogeochemistry, climate change, ecology, pedology and water quality. The research programme is carried out by scientific and technical experts, supported by administrative and operative professionals. Johnstown Castle staff work with state of the art laboratory, greenhouse and growth chamber facilities to present reliable results to stakeholders. They also use the estate’s land resources to conduct small or large-scale field experiments. The Johnstown Castle estate covers 400 hectares, of which 250 hectares is under farmland and the balance being forestry, parkland and lakes. The modern farms on the estate, a dairy farm and a beef farm, are devoted to measuring the sustainability of livestock production. The mission of Teagasc is to support science based innovation in the agri-food sector and wider bio-economy to underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability. The agri-food sector is one of Ireland’s largest indigenous industries, employing 167,500 people and worth around €14 billion per annum to the economy. Agricultural outputs have many environmental benefits, but similar to most goods, generate climate warming emissions, known as greenhouse gas (GHG). Ireland is committed to reducing GHG emissions by 5% per annum, while providing a secure supply of food for a growing domestic and international population. Livestock farming is a major contributor to agricultural emissions on a national and European basis. Many factors influence emissions from livestock farming systems, but key data is often missing for essential factors at the national or global scale. MELS will improve the understanding of the key factors driving livestock emissions, by building on the Global Research Alliance project, DATAMAN. The project will assess and recommend improvements to existing farm-scale decision support systems (DSS’s) including grazing ruminants, by refining the methods (e.g., life cycle assessment) and calculations used to determine emissions. A prototype farm-scale DSS will be developed for countries lacking such a tool and implemented in at least one country. This will allow the consequences of mitigation strategies on emissions and costs to be more accurately quantified and better documented. We are seeking to recruit a highly qualified and enthusiastic researcher in the field of life cycle modelling or farm systems analysis, with good knowledge of European agriculture and climate change policy. Teagasc provides training and development opportunities for early career scientists that enhances their research experience. Job Objectives Other As this role will involved driving vehicles, candidates must satisfy and continue to satisfy during employment with Teagasc, legal requirements to drive a car unaccompanied on Irish public roads. Eligibility This is an open public competition. Should a current serving Teagasc staff member be successful in their application through open public competition for this post, their current contract of employment with Teagasc will come to an end on taking up this post.  Note: The ‘essential’ qualifications, knowledge, skills and behavioural competencies outlined above are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the selection process. Attachment: Resea_bfb85d9a-53b3-452b-8b3e-1586d5a62711.pdf

9 days agoTemporary
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