Research Officer - Agricultural Economist

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Location: Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway.

Grade/Salary: Research Officer, with a starting salary of €32,729 per annum. The current salary scale is €32,729 to €63,700.

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

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 as an economist within an integrated team of researchers, examining both economic and agri-environmental questions pertaining to the agriculture sector in Ireland and the EU.  This will include:

  • Short and medium term commodity market analysis;
  • The economic modelling of agricultural and agri-environmental policy over a medium term timescale;
  • The economic modelling of the impact on Irish and EU agriculture of Brexit and international trade agreements; and
  • Economic modelling of the environmental impact of agriculture on the environment.

Person Specification

Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.

Essential Qualifications

  • A QQI Honours Level 8 degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics or other related disciplines.
  • PhD in a relevant discipline.

Note: While a PhD is an essential requirement for this post, equivalent research experience may be deemed acceptable solely at the discretion of the Director of Teagasc.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral experience in economics or agricultural economics research.

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, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 midnight on Monday 28th August 2017.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

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