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


  • 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.


  • 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 . Completed Application Forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to 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.