Duration: 19 months
Location: Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork, P61 C997; other locations and a flexible at home working policy may be considered solely at the discretion of the reporting manager.
Teagasc is seeking to recruit a post doctoral fellow to work as part of the GHGBovine project within Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Programme to model the greenhouse gas intensity of dairy and beef production systems at a national and international scale. The successful candidate will be expected to calculate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission efficiency of Irish beef and dairy production systems, how the GHG emission efficiency of these systems have changed over time through implementation of recommended practices, and how Irish systems preform relative to European and International competitors. The candidate will collaborate with Irish and International partners to discuss life cycle assessment (LCA) standards/methodologies, LCA models applied in each country, and the possibility of creating a common framework for quantifying the GHG emission efficiency of beef and dairy systems
The ruminant industry is a major contributor to the value of Ireland’s agri-food sector, accounting for approximately 57.4% of agri-food exports in 2020 generating approximately €8.1 billion. Teagasc plays a key role in developing competitive, profitable and sustainable systems of livestock production. This position will be a key appointment for Teagasc with national significance in determining the current GHG emission efficiency of Irish beef and dairy production systems, how the GHG emission efficiency of these systems have changed over time through implementation of recommended practices, and how Irish systems preform relative to our European and International competitors.
Background to Teagasc Post-Doctoral Programme:
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.
This is a research focused training role, the primary purpose of which is to provide early career scientists with the opportunity to develop their research skills and competencies.
The PD Fellow will, while working in conjunction with senior research staff, gain insight and experience into a variety of areas including the processes of project and budgetary management, the development of active collaboration with relevant national and international research communities, publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals, the development of communication skills, leadership and management skills, overall career development, with possible experience in the mentorship of students.
Modules will be conducted under the supervision and direction of the appointed lead researcher in conjunction with the Head of Department.
A detailed job specification can be accessed on our website at www.teagasc.ie/opportunities
To apply, interested applicants are required to set up their profile on TOPJobs, the Teagasc recruitment portal.
Find out more about our recruitment process onhttps://www.teagasc.ie/about/opportunities/the-recruitment-process/