Contract Research Technologist - Soil Quality

(Ref: TECH/SQ/JC/0818)

BASIC FUNCTION:

The technologist will have a key role in assisting researchers with the soils research sub-programme at Teagasc, Johnstown Castle. He/she will be responsible for training post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in soil quality research techniques/methods. He/she will support research through the use of established and newly emerging methods in the area of soil quality including, field sampling, classification and experimental field design and laboratory based analytical techniques in soil science, specifically focused on soil physical and biological analyses.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support field investigations in the area of soil physics, pedology, soil hydrology, soil chemistry, soil biology.
  • Develop new soil quality techniques in conjunction with researchers.
  • Provide relevant training for post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.
  • Assist researchers with grant application writing, results analysis and reporting.
  • Support field installation and data recording for a range of soil properties.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

ESSENTIAL:

Candidates must have a Level 8 degree in soil science/Agricultural Science/ Environmental Biology /Chemistry /Environmental physics or a related discipline.

DESIRABLE:

A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in in soil science/Agricultural Science/ Environmental Biology /Chemistry/ physics would be a distinct 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, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 18th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

posted: 03 September 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.