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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 (PD2) - Animal Breeding and Nutrition

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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 (PD2) - Animal Breeding and Nutrition - (Ref: PD2/BF/GE/0618)


The successful candidate will contribute to the management and implementation of a multidisciplinary collaborative project funded by Science Foundation Ireland through the Principal Investigator Programme and involving partners from Teagasc, University College Dublin (UCD) and the University of Limerick (UL).
Specifically, we require a skilled molecular biologist with significant bioinformatics experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting RNAseq, Proteomics and Immunohistochemistry including subsequent analysis and interpretation of the emanating datasets. Experience in animal genetics and in particular GWAS would be a distinct advantage.


•Assist with the collection of biological samples (semen and blood) and performance data on cattle located at Grange and on various commercial farms throughout Ireland and conduct and be responsible for detailed RNASeq, proteomics and immunohistological measurements on resulting samples as well as on an existing tissue respository and manage all aspects of the agreed research programme.
•Liaise with laboratory staff in collaborating institutions (i.e. Teagasc, UCD, UL and ICBF) to ensure effective collaborative data analysis.
•Conduct genotyping, bioinformatics and statistical analysis of genomic data, assess putative DNA-based biomarkers associated with age at onset of puberty and subsequent fertility in male cattle.
•Manage and be responsible for direction of postgraduate students, technical staff, protocol review and collaboration with research staff.



PhD in Molecular Biology and/or Bioinformatics, preferably within an Animal Science related theme.
At least 3 years but not more than 5 years relevant postdoctoral research experience.
Demonstrated research and technical expertise in molecular biology, bioinformatics and related sciences.
Evidence of significant research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals etc.).


•Demonstrable skills in genetics/genomics and bioinformatics.
•Knowledge of male bovine reproductive physiology.
•Experience of organising and conducting cattle-based research projects.
•Knowledge of Animal Nutrition and Physiology.
•Experience in setting own research agenda.


Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at

Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitaes as an application for a position. In order to apply for a post the relevant application form must be completed in order to be considered.

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 noon on Thursday 21st June 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

Status: tbc
Location: Dunsany, Co. Meath, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 40529 Euro/year
Advert Published: 6 Jun 2018
Expiry date: 21 Jun 2018
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