July 18, 2023   •   News

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Post-Doctoral Animal Microbiome Fellow

Post-Doctoral Animal Microbiome Fellow (Long Term Contract)

Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Grange, Dunsany, Co Meath, C15 PW93
Salary:  Post Doc (Level 1) with a Salary Scale of €40,331 to €44,572
ResearchPost Doc Full Time
Closing Date: 02/08/2023Closing Time: 12:00

Job Summary


Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 36 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.

Basic Function:

The successful candidate will be based at the Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Teagasc Grange, Co. Meath. While most of the research programme will be conducted on-site performing genomics-based microbial profiling, the successful applicant will have some involvement in the collection of biological samples and recording of methane emissions and performance data on beef cattle at Teagasc Grange. In addition, some work will be conducted on dairy cattle herds at Teagasc Moorepark, Co. Cork and sheep flocks at Teagasc Athenry, Co. Galway.

Tasks will involve liaising with laboratory staff, conducting genomics-based sample preparation for microbial profiling, metagenomics, host animal data collation, bioinformatics and statistical analysis.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work on an Ireland and New Zealand collaborative research project called ‘Methane-Predict’, liaising with international collaborators and will have the opportunity to travel to acquire lab-based, bioinformatics and other skills as required. The successful candidate will also be integrally involved in postgraduate student supervision, preparation of progress reports as well as peer reviewed scientific manuscripts.

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