Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 -
Ecology, farmland ecology

(Ref: PD1/ECOS/0617)


Basic Function of the post:

Identify novel, cost-effective measures and practices to protect and enhance biodiversity in agri-ecosystems. Identify and map biodiversity target project areas in a range of farming intensities and enterprises. Prepare manuscripts for publication and contribute to wider dissemination.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:

  • Evaluate the state of knowledge on measures to protect and enhance biodiversity within agri-ecosystems
  • Identify novel measures and management techniques to protect and enhance biodiversity on Irish farms.
  • Evaluate applicability and environmental impact of selected novel measures across a range of agricultural systems and production intensities in Ireland
  • Identify appropriate catchment sites for inclusion in the FARM-ECOS project.
  • Map and characterise sites in relation to habitats, farming management practices and land-use.
  • Take part in the design and implementation of field work campaigns for two associated PhD studies.

Person Specification

Essential

  • PhD in Environmental Science, Ecology, Zoology, Botany or a related discipline.
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years' post-PhD.

Desirable

  • Experience in systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Experience in setting own research agenda.

Further Information for Candidates

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at https://www.teagasc.ie/about/opportunities/post-doctoral-opportunities/

Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitae's as an application for a position. In order to apply for a post the relevant application form must be completed in order to be considered.

Completed application forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 midnight on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

posted: 14 June 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.