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


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


  • 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

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 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.