Post Doctoral Fellow in Public Engagement/Social Science (Ref:671)

    • Application Deadline
      23 June 2023
      (application date has expired)
    • Job Salary
      £40,331 to £44,572 Post Doc (Level 1) with a Salary Scale of €40,331 to €44,572
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    Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 15 months, subject to contract. A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.

    Rural Economy and Development Centre, Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co Galway, H65 R718

    The appointee will support the co-ordination and implementation of the VistaMilk Education and Public Engagement programme funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The programme includes three pillar programmes (1) Pipeline to research; (2) Influencing Policy; and (3) the Culture of EPE at VistaMilk.

    Engaged research involves the use of research approaches and methodologies, grounded in social and behavioural sciences that aim to support collaborative engagement in a research community and support the translation of research into impact. For example, the successful candidate will use approaches such as multi-actor approach/participatory research/co-design research and will implement quantitative and qualitative research methods. These approaches will be implemented in a highly applied manner and the appointee will work on various engaged research initiatives including public engagement and science communication campaigns, delivery of training in engaged research methods, and supporting inter-disciplinary research efforts.

    The primary location for this position is Rural Economy and Development Centre, Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co Galway, H65 R718. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking to be based in Food Research Centre, Teagasc, Ashtown, Dublin 15 or Moorepark Research & Development Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork.

    The VistaMilk SFI Research Centre represents a unique collaboration between Agri-Food and information communications technology (ICT) research institutes and leading Irish/multinational food and ICT companies. VistaMilk aims to facilitate the development and deployment of new knowledge, new technologies and new decision support tools to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire dairy production chain.
    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, will gain insight and experience into a variety of areas including the processes of project 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 Maeve Henchion and Aine Regan or other designated manager in conjunction with the Head of Department.

    A detailed job specification can be accessed on our website at
    To apply interested applicants are required to set up their profile on TOPJobs, the Teagasc recruitment portal.
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