Research Officer - Agricultural gaseous emissions (greenhouse gases and ammonia)

(Ref: DS/1532)


To further develop the Teagasc gaseous emissions research programme focusing on the quantification, verification and abatement of agricultural ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions.


  • To develop, lead and implement a research programme focused on the quantification and mitigation of nitrous oxide and ammonia emissions from soils
  • Evaluation of engineering solutions to reduce gaseous emissions from animal housing and manure storage.
  • Design and implement experiments, and carry out data analysis and curation, interpretation of scientific results, and writing of scientific papers, reports and stakeholder communications.
  • Active pursuit of external funding opportunities to further resource the research program, by building a team of post doctoral researchers and post graduate students.
  • Supervision of post graduate students in collaboration with university and Teagasc partners
  • Actively manage resources (people, laboratory and field equipment and resources, data, etc) assigned to the research programme of the appointee.
  • Interpret and disseminate research results in the scientific and popular press, at conferences and to stakeholders

Person Specification


  • Candidates must have an honours Level 8 degree in physics, chemistry, soil science, agricultural science, environmental science, or a related discipline.
  • PhD related to nitrous oxide/ammonia gas emissions in temperate agricultural grassland systems.

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.


  • Postdoctoral experience with a focus on nitrous oxide and ammonia emissions in temperate agricultural grassland systems.

How to Apply

A detailed job description and application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at

Completed Application Forms should TYPED and saved in PDF format and be submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on 8th May 2017.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

posted: 07 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.