07/12/2018

Research Technologist - Animal Health and Welfare - (Ref: HW/MPK/1218) (Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Teagasc
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    10/01/2019 12:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Co. Cork
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Other
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    900569

BASIC FUNCTION:

The appointee will assist Teagasc in the implementation of a dairy cow health and welfare research programme with particular emphasis on:

  • Welfare assessment of dairy cows.
  • Dairy cow lameness; risk factors, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.  
  • Dairy herd management to maximise herd health and welfare.
  • Dairy farm infrastructure to optimise animal health and welfare.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire an in-depth knowledge of dairy cow health and welfare.
  • Measure and record dairy cow health and welfare indicators.
  • Liaise with dairy farmers regarding dairy cow health and welfare.
  • Implement experimental protocols and experimental recording.
  • Collect and manage farm and research data.
  • Engage with dairy farmer groups regarding animal health and welfare management.

 

Additional comments

HOW TO APPLY

An application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at www.teagasc.ie/careers

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 noon on Thursday 10th January 2019.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. 

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants.  Canvassing will disqualify.

 

 

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

ESSENTIAL

  • Candidates must have a Level 8 degree in agricultural science or a related discipline.

DESIRABLE 

  • Experience in dairy herd management.

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre
Ireland
Co. Cork
Moorepark, Fermoy

EURAXESS offer ID: 361895