Contract Research Officer (Infant Digest)

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

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

Grade/Salary: Research Officer, with a starting salary of €33,056 per annum. The current salary scale is €33,056 to €64,337.

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 23 months, subject to contract.

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: Teagasc is seeking to recruit a highly motivated chemist/biochemist/food scientist to undertake laboratory activities in relation to human in vivo digestion of milk products. Excellent facilities and equipment are available in the Teagasc Food Research Centre to support the research.

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 an honours Level 8 degree in chemistry, biochemistry, food science or a related discipline.
  • Excellent laboratory skills, organisation skills, report writing and data analysis.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in chemistry, biochemistry, food science would be a distinct advantage.
  • Proven record of scientific communications and publication.

How to Apply

A detailed job description and 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 Monday 26th February 2018.

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

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