Research Programme/Innovation Manager

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc - Meat Technology Centre

Starting pay will be at the minimum of the scale per Government Circular E100/8/82.

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 5 years

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:

Project Manager Research & Innovation (PM R&I). The R&I PM will report directly to the MTC Director and support him in ensuring that the industry objectives are met at research programme and project level. They will play a critical role in servicing the needs of the industry and liaising with research project leaders. Whilst they will be located in the Host Institution, a significant portion of their time will be spent on-site in MTC industry member plants and in the partner RPOs. They will work directly with the researchers and Principal Investigators to ensure research outputs from the Centre are seamlessly transferred and embedded in the MTC member companies.

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 QQI Honours Level 8 degree in food science, chemical, life sciences or a related discipline.


  • Business qualification such as Certificate, Higher Diploma or MBA.
  • PhD in a relevant discipline would be an advantage.

Post doctoral experience in meat science or otherwise food science, chemical or life sciences would also be an 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 5.00pm on Friday 16th of December 2016.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

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