Opening For Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Fermoy

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Opening For Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Fermoy

Job Ref:     PD1/AHW/0115

Eligibility: PhD in a relevant discipline with up to 3 years’ (max.) relevant experience.
Post Duration: The indicated duration of 12 months, but not exceeding the above project end date, subject to contract

Location: Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork
Training Rate: Appointment will be at the minimum point of the Post Doctoral Level 1 (PD1) scale (€33,975).

The current PD1 scale is as follows: PD1: €33,975 (min.); €34,974; €36,003 (max.) Increments will be awarded annually* subject to performance and completion of the prescribed training plan.

Basic Function of the post: The candidate for this position should be educated to PhD level in Animal Science, Animal Welfare or Veterinary Science, have good research experience, and ideally experience of working with pigs. The appointee will work as part of a team investigating methods to reduce tail biting in growing pigs, managed under conventional Irish rearing and finishing systems. Both nutritional and management factors will be considered. The candidate will be responsible for an initial information gathering exercise and organisation of the project, including student supervision, during the first year. They will also carry out experimental work to investigate the interaction between diet and environmental enrichment.

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

    Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD
    PhD in Animal Science, Animal Welfare or Veterinary Science (or other relevant discipline)

Desirable

    Experience in handling pigs
    Knowledge of animal nutrition and experience in diet formulation

Further Information for Candidates

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at http://www.teagasc.ie/opportunities/postdoctoral/index.asp   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.

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