Technologist – Food Industry Services / Health and Safety Officer

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

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

Grade/Salary: Technologist Grade 1, 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 recent previous service in the public sector (including Teagasc), subject to meeting the criteria as set out by Government.

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.  The panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.        

Basic Function:          

Teagasc is seeking to recruit a Technologist with experience in food technology / food science. The appointed Technologist will be responsible for carrying out and developing methods and supporting technical engagement with our client companies. The Technologist will also provide support for our Customer Relationship Management System and work with our scientists in implementing our technology transfer strategy. The post will also include supporting the role of Teagasc and other partners in European Programmes such as FoodNexus. Another aspect of this post will require the successful candidate to act as the Health and Safety Coordinator at our Ashtown Campus. The Safety Coordinator chairs the safety committee and is in charge of ensuring the safety statement is continually updated to reflect current practices. This role also involves site assessment through regular audits, the results of which are reported to the Teagasc safety manager and the campus management team with recommendations for continuous development and improvement of safety at the Ashtown campus.

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 8 degree in food science or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in working within a food research and development environment.
  • QQI Level 9 / 10 in related discipline.

How to Apply

An Application Form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc  Website at

Completed Application Forms should TYPED and saved in PDF format and be submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on Friday, 5th January 2018.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.  Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.

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