Research Technician – Dairy Research Programme

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Location: Teagasc, Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan.

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: Permanent

Basic Function:          

The appointee will be responsible for the day to day management of a large pasture based spring calving dairy herd and associated dairy farm staff, which includes the delivery of the research programme as outlined in the AGRIC research programme.  This will include grassland management, breeding and reproduction, animal health and welfare, milk quality, health and safety, as well as data collection and dissemination of results where necessary.

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 Agriculture or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A number of years’ experience managing a large dairy herd 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, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on Friday 25th August 2017

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

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