Job Description 

Location: Head Office, Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow, R93 XE12 

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

Basic Function:  

The Walsh Scholarships Development Officer will be responsible for developing, co-ordinating and implementing development activities to support and promote the Teagasc Walsh Scholarships Programme. 

The Teagasc Walsh Scholarships Programme is a postgraduate programme offering scholarships to graduates to undertake research in agriculture, food, environmental science, agri-food economics, rural development, horticulture and other related disciplines.  The programme aims to develop intellectual capital within the agri-food sector and wider economy; increase Teagasc’s research and knowledge transfer capacity and support the development of new areas of research in Teagasc.  The programme has grown significantly over the years and Teagasc now has 280 Walsh Scholars across its research and knowledge transfer programmes with an annual investment of €6m from Teagasc grant in aid and from competitive funding awards such as the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s FIRM, Stimulus and CoFord programmes. 

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 agriculture, food science, science or a related discipline. 
  • Candidates must satisfy and continue to satisfy during employment with Teagasc, legal requirements to drive unaccompanied on Irish public roads.

Desirable Qualifications 

  • A postgraduate degree and/or research experience as a Walsh Scholar would be an advantage. 

How to Apply 

To apply for this position, and view other vacancies in Teagasc, please visit The closing date for this position is Friday 27th November, 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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