Contract Technician – Sensory Science (Meat Technology Ireland)

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

(Ref: CT/MTI/0717) (Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid)

Location: Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15.

Grade/Salary: Technician Grade 1, with a starting salary of €28,220 per annum. The current salary scale is €28,220 to €38,373.

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: Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 36 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: This job provides an excellent opportunity for a technician with experience in sensory science to join the research team of Meat Technology Ireland where they will be primarily responsible for executing descriptive sensory analysis studies, under guidance of the sensory panel leader.

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 Level 6 in food science, sensory science or a related discipline.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Level 7 qualification in food science or sensory 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 and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 midnight on Friday 18th August 2017.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. 

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

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