Contract Research Officer - Water Quality Modeller

(Ref: CRO/DIFFUSE/1217)


To investigate the state-of-art diffuse contaminant models for Irish conditions.

  • Evaluate pesticide and phosphorus losses to water from agricultural land cover across temporal and spatial scales, building on existing modelling studies.
  • Contribute to a national risk assessment tool for assessing risk of pesticide, sediment and phosphorus losses impacting on water quality.
  • Interpret research findings and prepare scientific and popular press publications.
  • Disseminate research findings to a variety of audiences as appropriate.
  • Assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.

  • Candidates must have an honours Level 8 degree in environmental engineering or a related discipline.
  • Experience in developing and advancing water quality models and decision support tools to simulate the impacts of land use, climate, and human influences on water quality.
  • A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in hydrochemistry/ hydrology would be a distinct advantage.
How to Apply:

The relevant Application Form and Job Specification can be accessed on our website at

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on 2nd January 2018.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

posted: 12 December 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.