Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme

(Ref. PD1/APC/JC/0518)

Basic Function of the post:

  • Investigate application of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology to create high resolution risk assessment tools to map surface and subsurface pollutant transfer, allowing cost-effective targeting of mitigation measures.
  • Incorporate site specific multi-component attenuation and factors into these new risk maps.
  • Use the risk maps to highlight attenuation opportunities not presently recognised.
  • Publication and presentation of findings.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:

  • Design and manage new risk map structures, interpret and publish results in high ranked scientific journals and actively participate in report writing.
  • Collate and harmonise ACP data applicable to the project.
  • Perform pollutant modelling and assessment of mitigation measures.
  • Produce a visual tool for improved catchment management.
  • Participate in dissemination activities such as conferences, stakeholder meetings, open days, farm walks etc.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interpret research findings and prepare scientific and popular press publications.
  • Disseminate research findings to a variety of audiences as appropriate.
  • Assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service Charter and action plan.
  • Comply with all relevant Teagasc policies and procedures.
  • Fully co-operate with the provisions made for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves, fellow staff and non-Teagasc staff and co-operate with management in enabling Teagasc to comply with legal obligations. This includes full compliance with the responsibilities outlined in the Safety Statement.
  • Actively participate in the Teagasc Post Doctoral Fellowship programme and review processes, and to undertake all Post Doctoral fellowship training and associated duties as agreed in the Training & Development Plan.
  • Take up additional duties as they may arise and be assigned by management.

Person Specification

This section outlines the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would be required to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on how well candidates satisfy these criteria.


  • PhD in environmental science or equivalent.
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years' post-PhD.


  • Experience in modelling pollutant loss to water.
  • Good knowledge of agriculture and European water policy.

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 Vitaes 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, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 midnight on Tuesday 5th June 2018. Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

posted: 16 May 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.