Location: Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork, P61 C996

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

Job Type: Temporary Full Time

Basic Function:

Teagasc is seeking to recruit 2 scientists (research officers – RO) with track records in Food/Dairy science. Under the guidance of the Project Leader, the successful candidates will work as part of the SUPERDRY project team (described below). The first research officer will focus on physical characterisation of by-product and co-product streams, and, design of lab-scale protocol for their dehydration.  The second research officer will complement this work by focusing on physical characterisation of lab-scale and pilot-scale products manufactured using the novel drying approach developed. The candidates will also collaborate with other team members to optimise lab-scale and pilot scale production to enhance the quality of powders manufactured therefrom. The appointee will be involved in experimental / process design and will be required to carry out analytical methodologies (HPLC, particle size, microstructure and rheological analysis) to support the development of scaled up food products.

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 food science or engineering or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A postgraduate degree and/or research experience in food/dairy science or engineering would be a distinct advantage.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, and view other vacancies in Teagasc, please visit www.teagasc.ie/careers. The closing date for this position is Monday 30thNovember 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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