Contract Technician

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Location: Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

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 12 months, subject to contract, but may be extended subject to dairy levy continuation.

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 appointee will be involved in the development of live microbe-based product formulations, determination of gut microbiota composition following dietary intervention and functional potential of the microbiota, including enumeration, isolation and characterisation of commensal bacteria.  

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 Level 6 qualification in microbiology, biochemistry or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A Level 7 qualification in microbiology or biochemistry would be a distinct advantage.

How to Apply

A detailed job description and 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 Tuesday 23rd January 2018.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. 

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

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