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Post Doctoral Researcher (Level 2)

  • Application Deadline
    20 February 2019
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    €44,266 to €48,205 Post Doctoral Researcher (Level 2)
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  • Contact Name
    Prof Karina Pierce

Food for Health Ireland (FHI; www.fhi.ie) is a centre for functional food development funded by
Enterprise Ireland and members of the Irish Food Industry. FHI combines expertise from a number of
national institutes including University College Dublin, Teagasc and others. This post-doctoral
position will be located at University College Dublin, but the candidate may also spend time at
UCDs Lyons Farm, Celbridge, Co. Kildare and Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork.
A post-doctoral candidate is sought to join a research team focusing on the Grass-Fed Based Dairy
Production work package within FHI. The research will focus on developing scientific evidence to
positively differentiate Irish dairy products through extensive product profiling and animal feeding
The successful candidate will be involved in acquiring and analysing product samples for profiling,
animal nutrition studies and pilot scale production of commodity high value dairy products at Teagasc
Moorepark, subsequent laboratory and statistical analysis, and writing of scientific publications. As
well as the scientific duties, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to management
aspects of the project, supporting the lead researchers in the management of the team and work
This is an advanced research focused role, building on your prior experience as a post-doctoral fellow,
where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the
supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
The primary purpose of the role is to develop new or advanced research skills and competences, on
the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the
development of funding proposals, and the supervision and mentorship of graduate students along
with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.
In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also
carry out the following duties specific to this project:
 Conduct and manage sample collection from industry partners
 Conduct laboratory analysis and assist the graduate students of the project with the
management and carrying out of routine analysis.
 Carry out a comprehensive literature review of the topic of research for publication in a peer
reviewed journal.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities
 Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and
direction of your Principal Investigator.
 Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by
your Principal Investigator, your School or Institute, or the University.
 Support your Principal Investigator and research group in the design and development of the
research programme.
 Support if required, the development of proposals for research funding.
 Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as
directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator.
 Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and
 Take responsibility as requested for day-to-day advice and support of graduate research
students associated with your research group.
 Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in your
group, School and Institute.
 Carry out administrative and management work associated with your programme of

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