Basic Function:

The successful candidate will contribute to the bioinformatic and wet-lab based analysis of the microbiomes of fermented foods as well as other microbiomes of relevance to foods and the food chain. This analysis will include phylogenetic and functional (including of health associated genes and virulence factors) analysis. For this reason the candidate should be familiar with food microbiomes and the study thereof.

The successful applicant will (i) support MASTER partner organizations, (ii) contribute to the establishment of standardized tools and procedures for companies operating throughout the food chain, (iii) meta-analyse the produced data and (iv) build user- and company-friendly resources to support all the microbial tasks associated with the food chain.

Person Specification

Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.

Essential Qualifications

  • Candidates must have an honours Level 8 degree in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics or computational biology would be a distinct advantage
  • Full driving licence          .

How to Apply

To apply for this position, and view other vacancies in Teagasc, please visit The closing date for this position is Friday 27thNovember, 2020 @12.00noon.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants. Canvassing will disqualify.

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