Research position: Crop Scientist at Teagasc Oak Park (Full-Time)

Applications are invited for a Crop Scientist (Research Officer) at Teagasc oak park Carlow, Ireland.

Teagasc is the leading research and development organization in Ireland in the fields of food and agriculture research and currently has a vacancy for a research officer, with experience in crop agronomy/physiology at its Crops Research Centre at Oak Park, Carlow.

The primary objective of the work program at Oak Park is to support the sustainability, productivity, and profitability of the Irish crops sector through the completion of innovative, through-to-practice research. The task ahead is to adapt to new challenges in developing sustainable and environmentally sensitive crop production systems under the guidelines of the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy. Research staff work as part of a team with technical support and also develop active collaborations with national, and international research bodies.

The objective of this position is to

  • Design, manage, and deliver research project(s) in the area of cereal agronomy/physiology, with a specific emphasis on oats.
  • Develop and maintain active collaborative contacts with other national and international research organizations.
  • Seek to secure external funding to support future research initiatives as funding opportunities arise.
  • Supervise and mentor post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.

The successful candidate will be part of a team that conducts crop agronomy/physiology research and will lead research initiatives to support the development of the growing oats sector.


Research Officer with a Salary Scale of €34,650 to €67,440

Job Requirements

To be eligible for this position, candidates must have:

  • Ph.D. in crop agronomy/physiology or other related disciplines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • The ability to effectively manage people and resources to achieve program outcomes.
  • Knowledge of crop production practices in a temperate maritime climate.
  • Relevant knowledge of field-based research experimentation for cereal crops.
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Application Deadline: January 29, 2021.

For more information and application, visit the official site.