Permanent Research Officer - Agri-environmental
Spatial Analyst

(Ref: DS1529)


Basic Function:

Develop agri-environmental spatial analysis and modelling within the Environment Soils and Land-Use department. He/she will be responsible for using spatial analysis and modelling to underpin the sustainability of Irish framing systems.

Job description:

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop an agri-environmental spatial analysis research programme in collaboration with other Teagasc researchers.
  • Further develop spatial analysis and spatial modelling as a tool for enhancing the sustainability of Irish farming systems.
  • Utilise and further develop Nutrient Planning On-Line as a tool to support sustainable farming practices.
  • Collate new and manage existing geospatial datasets/databases/services.
  • Provide GIS support/analysis/map production/advice/response to queries for other researchers.
  • To contribute to the teamwork and team-spirit in the agri-environmental research department at Johnstown Castle, and to foster and add to further collaboration and integration.
  • Data analysis and curation, interpretation of scientific results, and writing of scientific peer reviewed papers, reports and stakeholder communications.
  • Supervision of post graduate students in collaboration with university and Teagasc partners.
  • Pursue funding opportunities to further resource the research program, by building a team of post-doctoral researchers and post graduate students.
  • Actively manage resources (people, data, ICT/software resources) assigned to the research programme of the appointee.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Candidates must have an honours Level 8 degree in GIS in geography, environmental or agricultural science. Or an honours Level 8 degree in a related discipline with a GIS component.
  • PhD in a relevant discipline

Note: While a PhD is an essential requirement for this post, equivalent research experience may be deemed acceptable solely at the discretion of the Director of Teagasc.

Desirable

  • A postgraduate degree to PhD level and/or research experience in GIS/spatial modelling in environmental and/or agricultural science would be a distinct advantage.
  • A background in the physical sciences/environmental sciences/ecology with an emphasis on numeracy would be an advantage

How to Apply

An Application Form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc website at www.teagasc.ie/careers . 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 Wednesday 14th December 2016. Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

posted: 18 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.