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Friday, 13 June 2008

Scientific Leadership Opportunities

Teagasc, the leading agriculture and food research organisation in Ireland, is seeking to appoint 14 permanent research scientists at Principal Investigator or Senior Researcher level to provide leadership on its new bioscience research Vision programme.

As part of the Government’s investment of €8.2bn in Science, Technology and Innovation under the National Development Plan, the Teagasc Research Vision programme will help place the agriculture and food industries central to Ireland’s economic prosperity in the future. The exploitation of the natural bioscience technologies in the agricultural and food areas is a central pillar of the Irish knowledge-based bioeconomy.

This ambitious research programme requires forward-thinking scientists with the ability to create, innovate and collaborate nationally and on a world stage. The essential requirements for each post are outlined in the individual Job Specifications and applicants can apply at the level at which they feel qualified.

 

ANIMAL HEALTH BIOSCIENTIST


Animal Bioscience Centre, Grange, Co. Meath
A highly skilled Animal Bioscientist is required to support the key research area of farm animal health and well-being. This research programme will develop an understanding of key biological processes influencing immune function and disease/parasite resistance. It will also identify genetic and metabolic markers for resistance to diseases/parasites of economic importance that could be incorporated into animal breeding programmes.

NUTRITIONAL PHYSIOLOGIST


Animal Bioscience Centre, Grange, Co. Meath

A leading Scientist with a keen interest in the research area of nutritional physiology is required to support a research programme that will investigate the factors controlling the supply and absorption of nutrients by animals on forage-based diets, and the impact these absorbed nutrients have on key biological processes or outcomes such as feed efficiency, voluntary feed intake, milk and meat quality, and animal health and immune function.

MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST


Animal Bioscience Centre, Grange, Co. Meath
An innovative and forward-thinking Molecular Biologist is required to participate in the development of a molecular biology based research programme focused on improving animal production efficiency - encompassing the efficiency of conversion of food to product, the quality of that product and the health, welfare and reproductive efficiency of the farm animals involved.

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST


Animal Bioscience Centre, Grange, Co. Meath
An experienced Computational Biologist is required to work, as part of an interdisciplinary team, on animal physiology, immunology, nutrition, proteomics and molecular genetics. The successful applicant will play a key role in developing computational tools and analysis pipelines to efficiently mine genomic and proteomic data from this research programme.


GROWTH BIOLOGIST


Animal Bioscience Centre, Grange, Co. Meath
An accomplished Growth Biologist is required to play an important role in the key research area of physiology of growth in beef cattle. This research programme will place emphasis on gene regulation and protein expression as they relate to growth and function of adipose and skeletal muscle tissue.

BIO-GEOCHEMIST


Johnstown Castle Environment Research Centre, Wexford
An experienced and creative scientist with a demonstrated research capability is required for the development and implementation of a research programme on bio-geochemistry. This programme will place particular emphasis on elucidating, quantifying and progressing current understanding of the bio-geochemical aspects of nutrient and carbon transformations, utilisation and loss pathways in Irish soils.

SCIENTIST – ENERGETIC AND INDUSTRIAL CROP USES


Oak Park Crops Research Centre, Carlow

An innovative and technically competent scientist is required to work with a well-resourced, multidisciplinary team of scientists on the Teagasc crop science research programme. This programme will focus on the potential to diversify agricultural production into non-food market needs.

AGRONOMIST


Oak Park Crops Research Centre, Carlow
A Plant Scientist with drive and energy is required to participate in the key research area of production systems agronomy. This research programme will integrate the latest technologies into economically viable and sustainable production systems. A key role for the appointee will be to link the programme with the current plant biotechnology programme using novel molecular techniques.

SCIENTIST - MICROBIAL GENOMICS


Moorepark Food Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork
A leading Scientist is required to play an important role in a research programme focused on the area of nutrition and gut microbiology. This will involve the application of a range of genomic and bioinformatics approaches to study the complexity of the human gut microbiota and how it may be influenced via targeted nutrition particularly in early and late stages of life.

CELL BIOLOGIST/ENDOCRINOLOGIST


Moorepark Food Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork
A technically competent and experienced Cell Biologist/Endocrinologist is required to participate in a research programme which will examine the underlying mechanisms which influence satiety in the human gut
in an effort to identify key contributors to the nutrient-induced endocrine response.


CELL BIOLOGIST - OBESITY


Moorepark Food Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork
An energetic and forward-thinking Cell Biologist is required to participate in the key area of obesity research. This programme will focus on underlying mechanisms which influence lipid metabolism and fat storage in an effort to identify key factors which contribute to obesity.

 


SCIENTIST – FOOD STRUCTURE

Moorepark Food Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork
A leading Scientist is required to participate in a research programme area that will investigate food structure in conjunction with ingredient innovation and process development in order to tailor foods with positive health and sensory attributes from an obesity related perspective.

SYSTEMS ANALYTICAL CHEMIST


Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin
A technically competent and experienced Systems Analytical Chemist is required to participate in the application and understanding of high specification analytical techniques for the isolation, quantification and characterisation of bioactive components from natural products.

NATURAL PRODUCTS/ORGANIC CHEMIST


Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin
A highly competent and experienced Chemist is required to play a key role in a new phase of expansion of Teagasc’s functional foods research programme including the development of a nutraceutical/bioactive research discovery facility at Teagasc’s Ashtown Food Research Centre.

Further Information :
An attractive remuneration package will be available for these vacancies. Full details, Job Specifications, qualification requirements and the application procedure can be accessed on our website at www.teagasc.ie/careers

 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Monday 28 July 2008.




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