Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1)

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Research Area: Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme

Eligibility: PhD in a relevant discipline with up to 3 years’ (max.) relevant experience. 

The combined total of this contract combined with any other PD1 contracts must not exceed 3 years in total.

Post Duration: The indicative duration of 12 months, but not exceeding the above project end date, subject to contract

Location: Teagasc, Johnstown Castle Research Centre, Wexford, Ireland

Training Rate: Appointment will be at the minimum point of the Post Doctoral Level 1 (PD1) scale (€34,975).

The current PD1 scale is as follows: PD1: €34,975 (min.); €35,974; €37,003 (max.)

Increments will be awarded annually* subject to performance and completion of the prescribed training plan.

Basic Function of the post: Investigate the state-of-art diffuse contaminant models for Irish conditions.


The EPA-funded DiffuseTools Project is developing catchment models and tools that can be used by stakeholders to inform catchment management and water management policy, by building on previous Irish and international research. The project will identify or develop diffuse pollution models to improve understanding of how to manage catchments and enhance the evaluation of water quality that are most applicable to Irish conditions and management challenges. Feedback from stakeholders on the management challenges that are that are most pertinent in Irish catchments will direct this research. This project aims to inform catchment managers about potential sources of pollution within a catchment, including identifying critical source areas relating to sediment, phosphorus, and pesticides.

Person Specification


  • v PhD in environmental science/hydrochemistry/hydrology/engineering (or equivalent)
  • v Good computational skills


  • Experience in  developing and advancing water quality models and decision support tools to simulate the impacts of land use, climate, and human influences on water quality
  • Ability to programme in R, Python, or similar

Further Information for Candidates 

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at  Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitae’s as an application for a position.  In order to apply for a post the relevant application form must be completed in order to be considered.

Completed application forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on Tuesday 24th of October 2017.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.  The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

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