Opening For Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Fermoy

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Opening For Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Fermoy

Job Ref:     PD1/PD2/TD/0115

Research Area  Food Biosciences

Eligibility PhD in a relevant discipline with up to 3 years’ (max.) relevant experience.

Project Title Toddlerfood: “Food solutions for replenishing disrupted microbiota in toddlers”

Post Duration The indicative duration of 42 months, but not exceeding the above project end date, subject to contract

Location Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

Reports to Project Leader and/or other nominated manager

Training Rate

Appointment will be at the minimum point of the Post Doctoral Level 1 (PD1) scale (€33,975). Increments will be awarded annually* on the PD1 scale for the first 3 years (36 months) subject to performance and completion of the prescribed training plan. Appointees will progress to the first point of the PD2 scale (€38,155) in year 4 with increments awarded annually* on the PD2 scale subject to performance and completion of the prescribed training plan for the balance of the contract. The current PD1 and PD2 scales are as follows:PD1: €33,975 (min.); €34,974; €36,003 (max.)PD2: €38,155 (min.); €39,279; €40,437 (max.)

Basic Function of the post: The successful candidate will work on studies to identify food solutions to positively modulate a disrupted gut microbiota in infants, so as to enhance microbial diversity in all children, for better long-term health and neurodevelopment. Specific food ingredients incorporating the stable bioactive compounds will be developed and stability tests undertaken.

Person Specification

This section outlines the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would be required to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on how well candidates satisfy these criteria.


    PhD in microbiology, biochemistry or nutritional science.
    Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD


    MSc in bioinformatics
    Experience in working with infant microbiota

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 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 and saved in MS WORD format and submitted by email to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%74%65%61%67%61%73%63%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%6c%61%72%6b%2e%69%65%22%3e%74%65%61%67%61%73%63%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%6c%61%72%6b%2e%69%65%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) no later than 12 midnight on Thursday 12 February 2015. Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.