Teagasc Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level -
Riparian Buffer Management

Teagasc Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - (Ref: PD1/SB/JC/0218)

Basic Function of the post:

  • Identify existing and potential literature, datasets and policies in relation to riparian buffer management.
  • Collect and collate environmental data across multiple scales and resolutions.
  • Develop strategies to support targeting of riparian buffers within the landscape.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication and contribute to wider dissemination.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:

  • Collate existing available datasets on buffer strips (including habitat data).
  • Collate available relevant national, regional and local datasets (e.g. soils, terrain data) that can be used to improve targeting of riparian buffer measures.
  • Enhance the accuracy of existing approaches to help identify hydrologically sensitive areas.
  • Develop models for landscape source-delivery risks using best available data.
  • Identify appropriate field-trial and dissemination sites for inclusion in the SMARTER_BufferZ project.

Person Specification


  • PhD in agri-environment, water quality, hydrology, soil science, agriculture, or a related discipline.
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years' post-PhD.


  • Experience with systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Familiarity with experimental designs and protocols for field sampling.

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 20th March 2018.

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

posted: 05 March 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.