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Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1)

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc - Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme

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: The indicative duration of 14 months, but not exceeding the above project end date, subject to contract. A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled.

Location: Teagasc, Crops, Environment and Land-use Research Centre, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland.                                        

Basic Function of the Post: To map and identify perceived roadblocks in the governance of drinking water which may produce barriers to the provision of the effective policy. This will involve:

  1. identifying and interacting with key stakeholders,
  2. analysing and publishing a study on water governance and policy interaction, aiming to find interventions and steering mechanisms suitable to reach water quality targets
  3. conducting a stakeholder workshop to identify a common strategy to overcome the perceived barriers within the catchments of the Irish Action lab of the WATERPROTECT project.

The position will also involve report writing, attendance at project meetings, dissemination and interaction with multi-stakeholder groups in Ireland and across the European consortium.

Background

The Teagasc post-doctoral programme provides training and development opportunities for early career scientists that enhances their experience of learning and equips them with the necessary skills for the next stage of their chosen career in research. 

Person Specification

Essential

  • PhD in environmental science (or equivalent).
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.

Desirable

  • Previous experience in liaising with multiple stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in organising stakeholder meetings.

Further Information for Candidates 

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at https://www.teagasc.ie/about/opportunities/post-doctoral-opportunities/. Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitae’s 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 teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 noon on Monday 18th February 2019.

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

Location: Wexford - Ireland
Salary: €37,222 to €39,529
£33,105.28 to £35,157.13 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th January 2019
Closes: 18th February 2019
Job Ref: PD1/WATER/JC/0119
   
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