Crop Agronomy Technologist

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Location: Teagasc, Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Carlow.

Grade/Salary: Technologist Grade 1, 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 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:          

To provide high level technical support to the field research programme in crop agronomy, specifically relating to the sustainable control of plant diseases, pest and weeds primarily of cereals, but also of a wider range of arable crops.

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 8 Degree in Plant Biology or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Post graduate qualification in Crop Protection.
  • Professional pesticide user licence.

How to Apply

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

Completed Application Forms should TYPED, saved in PDF format and be submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

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

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