Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1)

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Research Area:  Analytical Chemistry/Marine Natural Product Chemistry.

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: 16 months

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

Training Rate: Appointment will be at the minimum point of the Post Doctoral Level 1 (PD1) scale (€36,853).

The current PD1 scale is as follows: PD1: €36,853 (min.); €37,383; €39,138 (max.)

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

Note: Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current or previous service in the public sector. *Remuneration and the annual cycle for the payment of increments may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government policy.

Basic Function of the post: The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority is seeking to fill a short term position at Teagasc Food Research Centre Ashtown for an analytical chemist or a marine natural product chemist.  The successful candidate will be involved in the extraction and fractionation of bioactive compounds from microalgae species. The primary role of the candidate is to develop a range of analytical methods for structural characterisation of various organic molecules produced by microalgae. The candidate will work in tandem with the research partners within the EU consortium comprising of Spain, Portugal, France and UK in meeting the deliverables of the project.

Background: Teagasc is a public agency for the Irish Department of Food, Agriculture and Marine that provides research, advisory and training for the agri-food sector (  Teagasc Food Research Centre Ashtown is one of the two locations that undertake Teagasc Food Programme Research ( 

Person Specification


  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry or Marine Natural Products, or cognate fields.
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.


  • Experience in marine natural products.
  • Experience in setting own research agenda.

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 Vitaes 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, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

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

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