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

Location: Wexford, Ireland
(Ref: PD1/ACP/JC/0718)

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.

Person Specification


  • 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 does not accept Curriculum Vitae 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 noon on Tuesday 24th July 2018.

Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

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

posted: 02 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.